Notwithstanding sections 325.27 and 325.31 of the Revised Code, all fees retained by the clerk of courts under Chapters 1548., 4505., and 4519. of the Revised Code and all fees the clerk of courts receives in the capacity of deputy registrar under section 4503.03 of the Revised Code shall be paid into the county treasury to the credit of the certificate of title administration fund, which is hereby created. Except as otherwise provided in this section, fees credited to the fund shall be used only to pay the costs incurred by the clerk of courts in processing titles under those chapters and in performing the duties of a deputy registrar if the clerk of courts is appointed a deputy registrar. However, if the board of county commissioners and the clerk of courts agree that the money in the fund exceeds what is needed to pay those costs, the excess may be transferred to the county general fund and used for other county purposes. If the board of county commissioners and the clerk of courts are unable to agree on the amount of any such excess, the county budget commission shall determine the amount that will be transferred to the county general fund.
Effective Date: 10-31-2001 .