4503.232 Registrar may destroy suspended or impounded license plates.

(A) Upon the receipt of identification license plates that have been suspended or impounded under any provision of law, and notwithstanding any other provision of law that requires the registrar of motor vehicles to retain the license plates, the registrar may destroy the license plates.

(B) If, as authorized by division (A) of this section, the registrar destroys license plates that have been suspended or impounded, he shall reissue or authorize the reissuance of new license plates to the person to whom the destroyed license plates originally were issued upon payment of a fee in the same amount as the fee specified in section 4503.19 of the Revised Code for replacement of a license plate that has been lost, mutilated, or destroyed and upon payment of a fee in the same amount as specified in division (D) of section 4503.10 of the Revised Code if issued by a deputy registrar or in division (G) of that section if issued by the registrar.

This division applies only if the identification license plates that were destroyed would have been valid at the time the person applies for the replacement license plates. License plates issued under this section shall expire on the same date as the license plates they replace.

Cite as R.C. § 4503.232

History. Effective Date: 10-12-1994