4519.04 Vehicles to be issued distinctive number, certificate of registration and registration sticker.

(A) Upon the filing of an application for registration of a snowmobile, off-highway motorcycle, or all-purpose vehicle and the payment of the tax therefor, the registrar of motor vehicles or a deputy registrar shall assign to the snowmobile, off-highway motorcycle, or all-purpose vehicle a distinctive number and issue and deliver to the owner in such manner as the registrar may select, a certificate of registration, in such form as the registrar shall prescribe. Any number so assigned to a snowmobile, off-highway motorcycle, or all-purpose vehicle shall be a permanent number, and shall not be issued to any other snowmobile, off-highway motorcycle, or all-purpose vehicle.

(B)

(1) In addition to the certificate of registration, the registrar or deputy registrar also shall issue to the owner of a snowmobile or off-highway motorcycle two decal registration stickers. The registrar shall prescribe the color and size of the stickers and the combination of numerals and letters displayed on them. The placement of the decal stickers shall be one on either side of the forward cowling or fuel tank.

(2) The registrar or deputy registrar also shall issue to the owner of an all-purpose vehicle, in addition to the certificate of registration, one license plate and a validation sticker, or a validation sticker alone when applicable upon a registration renewal. The license plate and validation sticker shall be displayed on the all-purpose vehicle so that they are distinctly visible, in accordance with such rules as the registrar adopts. The validation sticker shall indicate the expiration date of the registration period of the all-purpose vehicle. During each succeeding registration period following the issuance of the license plate and validation sticker, upon the filing of an application for registration and payment of the fee specified in division (C) of this section, a validation sticker alone shall be issued.

(C) Unless previously canceled, each certificate of registration issued for a snowmobile, off-highway motorcycle, or all-purpose vehicle expires upon the thirty-first day of December in the third year after the date it is issued. Application for renewal of a certificate may be made not earlier than ninety days preceding the expiration date, and shall be accompanied by a fee of thirty-one dollars and twenty-five cents.

Notwithstanding section 4519.11 of the Revised Code, of each thirty-one dollar and twenty-five-cent fee collected for the registration of an all-purpose vehicle, the registrar shall retain not more than five dollars to pay for the licensing and registration costs the bureau of motor vehicles incurs in registering the all-purpose vehicle. The remainder of the fee shall be deposited into the state treasury to the credit of the state recreational vehicle fund created by section 4519.11 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Amended by 128th General Assemblych.9, HB 2, §101.01, eff. 7/1/2009.

Effective Date: 07-01-1999