(A) To promote the efficient use of governmental resources, including staff and facilities, and to improve service to the public, a county auditor who is designated to act as a deputy registrar and the clerk of the court of common pleas from the same county, subject to approval by the board of county commissioners and by the registrar of motor vehicles, may enter into a memorandum of understanding to allocate motor vehicle-related duties between the auditor and clerk. The board of county commissioners shall act by resolution in approving or rejecting a memorandum. The registrar shall approve or reject a memorandum in writing.
(B) A memorandum of understanding may allocate the performance of motor vehicle-related duties only to the extent that the auditor acting as a deputy registrar or the clerk otherwise is authorized by law to perform such duties, and except as provided in this section, the performance of motor vehicle-related duties under a memorandum of understanding shall be in accordance with all applicable laws.
A memorandum may allocate motor vehicle-related duties without regard to whether the duty is allocated by law to a deputy registrar or a clerk, and the performance of motor-vehicle related duties by either an auditor or clerk under this section is deemed sufficient to satisfy laws specifying that a deputy registrar or clerk perform the duty. A memorandum may allocate any fees that are retained by a deputy registrar or clerk by law.
(C) For purposes of this section, "motor vehicle-related duties" means all deputy registrar duties and certificate of title duties under Chapters 1548., 4505., and 4519. of the Revised Code.
Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.7, HB 114, §101.01, eff. 6/29/2011.