4517.23 Notifying registrar of changes of status.

(A) Any licensed motor vehicle dealer, motor vehicle leasing dealer, or distributor shall notify the registrar of motor vehicles concerning any change in status as a dealer, motor vehicle leasing dealer, or distributor during the period for which the dealer, or distributor is licensed, if the change of status concerns any of the following:

(1) Personnel of owners, partners, officers, or directors;

(2) Location of office or principal place of business;

(3) In the case of a motor vehicle dealer, any contract or agreement with any manufacturer or distributor; and in the case of a distributor, any contract or agreement with any manufacturer.

(B) The notification required by division (A) of this section shall be made by filing with the registrar, within fifteen days after the change of status, a supplemental statement in a form prescribed by the registrar showing in what respect the status has been changed. If the change involves a change in any contract or agreement between any manufacturer or distributor, and dealer, or any manufacturer and distributor, the supplemental statement shall be accompanied by such copies of contracts, statements, and certificates as would have been required by sections 4517.01 to 4517.45 of the Revised Code if the change had occurred prior to the licensee's application for license.

The motor vehicle dealers board may adopt a rule exempting from the notification requirement of division (A)(1) of this section any dealer if stock in the dealer or its parent company is publicly traded and if there are public records with state or federal agencies that provide the information required by division (A)(1) of this section.

(C) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

Effective Date: 01-01-2004