(A) Foreign corporations-section 5525.18 of the Revised Code provides that the director of transportation shall not enter into a contract with a foreign corporation until the Ohio secretary of state has certified that such corporation is authorized to do business in Ohio. Therefore, a copy of such certificate must accompany the application of qualification. A certificate of qualification shall not be issued until the certification from the secretary of state is furnished.
(B) Non-resident partnership or proprietorship-section 5525.18 of the Revised Code provides that the director of transportation shall not enter into a contract with a person or partnership non-resident of the state until such person or partnership has filed with the secretary of state a power of attorney designating the secretary of state as his/their agent for the purpose of accepting service of summons in any action brought in this state against such person or partnership. A copy of such power of attorney must be submitted with the application for qualification and a certificate of qualification shall not be issued until it is furnished.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates:
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5525.05
Rule Amplifies: 5525.01, 5525.02, 5525.03, 5525.04, 5525.05 , 5525.06, 5525.07, 5525.08, 5525.09
Prior Effective Dates: 1/15/64, 1/1/98, 7/1/02, 3/19/10