(A) The registrar of motor vehicles shall, upon request, consent to the immediate cancellation of any bond or certificate of insurance, or shall direct and the treasurer of state shall return to the person entitled any money or securities deposited under sections 4509.01 to 4509.78 of the Revised Code, as proof of financial responsibility, or the registrar shall waive the requirement of filing proof, in any of the following events:
(1) At any time after three years from the date such proof was required when, during the three years preceding the request, the registrar has not received record of a conviction or bail forfeiture which would require or permit the suspension or revocation of the license, registration, or nonresident's operating privilege of the person by or for whom such proof was furnished and the person's motor vehicle registration has not been suspended for a violation of section 4509.101 of the Revised Code;
(2) In the event of the death of the person on whose behalf such proof was filed or the permanent incapacity of such person to operate a motor vehicle;
(3) In the event the person who has given proof surrenders his license and registration to the registrar.
(B) The registrar shall not consent to the cancellation of any bond or the return of any money or securities if any action for damages upon a liability covered by such proof is pending, or any judgment upon any such liability is unsatisfied, or in the event the person who has filed such bond or deposited such money or securities has within two years immediately preceding such request been involved as a driver or owner in any motor-vehicle accident resulting in injury to the person or property of others. An affidavit of the applicant as to the nonexistence of such facts, or that he has been released from all liability, or has been finally adjudicated not liable, for such injury may be accepted as evidence thereof in the absence of evidence to the contrary in the records of the registrar.
(C) Whenever any person whose proof has been canceled or returned under division (A)(3) of this section applies for a license or registration within a period of three years from the date proof was originally required, any such application shall be refused unless the applicant re-establishes proof of financial responsibility for the remainder of the three-year period.
Effective Date: 08-01-1984