The owner or lessee of any passenger car, noncommercial motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle of a class approved by the registrar of motor vehicles who is a member in good standing of the grand lodge of free and accepted masons of Ohio may apply to the registrar for the registration of the vehicle and issuance of freemason license plates. The application for freemason license plates may be combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. Upon receipt of the completed application, presentation by the applicant of satisfactory evidence showing that the applicant is a member in good standing of the grand lodge of free and accepted masons of Ohio, and compliance by the applicant with this section, the registrar shall issue to the applicant the appropriate vehicle registration and a set of freemason license plates with a validation sticker or a validation sticker alone when required by section 4503.191 of the Revised Code.
In addition to the letters and numbers ordinarily inscribed thereon, freemason license plates shall be inscribed with identifying words and a symbol or logo designed by the grand lodge of free and accepted masons of Ohio and approved by the registrar. Freemason license plates shall bear county identification stickers that identify the county of registration as required under section 4503.19 of the Revised Code.
Freemason license plates and validation stickers shall be issued upon payment of the regular license fee required by section 4503.04 of the Revised Code, payment of any local motor vehicle license tax levied under Chapter 4504. of the Revised Code, payment of an additional fee of ten dollars, and compliance with all other applicable laws relating to the registration of motor vehicles. If the application for freemason license plates is combined with a request for a special reserved license plate under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code, the license plates and validation sticker shall be issued upon payment of the fees and taxes contained in this section and the additional fee prescribed under section 4503.40 or 4503.42 of the Revised Code. The additional fee often dollars shall be for the purpose of compensating the bureau of motor vehicles for additional services required in the issuing of freemason license plates, and shall be transmitted by the registrar to the treasurer of state for deposit into the state treasury to the credit of the state bureau of motor vehicles fund created by section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 159, §1, eff. 9/14/2016.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.
Effective Date: 08-21-1997