4901:2-22-05 Adoption of regulations by counties and townships.

(A) A county or township may adopt, pursuant to a resolution, public safety regulations applicable to a for-hire motor carrier engaged in the towing of motor vehicles under sections 4513.60, 4513.601, and 4513.61 of the Revised Code that:

(1) Do not address any subject matter for which the commission has jurisdiction pursuant to Title 49 of the Revised Code as it relates to the regulation of motor carriers operating in the state of Ohio, including but not limited to:

(a) Registration of a for-hire motor carrier engaged in the towing of motor vehicles;

(b) Safety standards or requirements related to a tow truck, towing equipment, and towing devices;

(c) The securement of a motor vehicle being towed by a tow truck; and

(d) The qualifications of a driver of a tow truck.

(2) Prescribe standards for the storage of motor vehicles at a storage facility, and retrieval of motor vehicles from a storage facility, that are not in conflict with standards and requirements established in Title 45 or 49 of the Revised Code.

(3) Are in accordance with any applicable police powers of that county or township, and not otherwise barred by paragraph (A)(1) of rule 4901:2-22-05 of the Administrative Code, that facilitate the safe and orderly removal of a vehicle towed pursuant to sections 4513.60, 4513.601, and 4513.61 of the Revised Code.

(B) Upon the adoption of a resolution seeking to implement public safety regulations applicable to a for-hire motor carrier engaged in the towing of motor vehicles under sections 4513.60, 4513.601, and 4513.61 of the Revised Code, a county or township shall provide a copy of the final resolution to the director of the commission's transportation department.

Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 4901:2-22-05

Effective: 12/18/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 12/18/2021
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4921.25
Rule Amplifies: 4921.25