(A) The original owner of any trailer weighing four thousand pounds or less and used exclusively for noncommercial purposes , upon application for initial registration, shall obtain and present such evidence of the trailer's weight as the registrar of motor vehicles may require. Whenever an application for registration other than an initial application by the original owner is made for a trailer to which this section applies, the application shall be accompanied by an affidavit, prescribed by the registrar and signed by the present owner, stating that the weight of the trailer is the same as that indicated by the evidence obtained and presented for initial registration by the original owner, and no other evidence of weight shall be required. This section does not apply to the owner of a boat trailer being registered in accordance with section 4503.173 of the Revised Code.
(B) The owner of a trailer described in division (A) of this section or the operator of a motor vehicle towing such a trailer may tow the trailer directly to and from a scale facility for the purpose of determining the trailer's weight prior to the registration of the trailer provided that at the time of such towing the owner or operator has in the owner's or operator's possession an official weight slip prescribed by the registrar and provided the trailer does not carry any load during such towing.
Effective Date: 06-27-1988; 09-16-2004 .