(A) The purchaser of an off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle, upon application and proof of purchase, may obtain a temporary license placard for it. The application for such a placard shall be signed by the purchaser of the off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle. The temporary license placard shall be issued only for the applicant's use of the off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle to enable the applicant to operate it legally while proper title and a registration sticker or license plate and validation sticker are being obtained and shall be displayed on no other off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle. A temporary license placard issued under this section shall be in a form prescribed by the registrar of motor vehicles, shall differ in some distinctive manner from a placard issued under section 4503.182 of the Revised Code, shall be valid for a period of forty-five days from the date of issuance, and shall not be transferable or renewable. The placard either shall consist of or be coated with such material as will enable it to remain legible and relatively intact despite the environmental conditions to which the placard is likely to be exposed during the forty-five-day period for which it is valid. The purchaser of an off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle shall attach the temporary license placard to it, in a manner prescribed by rules the registrar shall adopt, so that the placard numerals or letters are clearly visible.
The fee for a temporary license placard issued under this section shall be two dollars. If the placard is issued by a deputy registrar, the deputy registrar shall charge an additional fee of three dollars and fifty cents, which the deputy registrar shall retain. The deputy registrar shall transmit each two-dollar fee received by the deputy registrar under this section to the registrar, who shall pay the two dollars to the treasurer of state for deposit into the state bureau of motor vehicles fund established by section 4501.25 of the Revised Code.
(B) The registrar may issue temporary license placards to a dealer to be issued to purchasers for use on vehicles sold by the dealer, in accordance with rules prescribed by the registrar. The dealer shall notify the registrar within forty-eight hours of proof of issuance on a form prescribed by the registrar.
The fee for each such placard issued by the registrar to a dealer shall be two dollars plus a fee of three dollars and fifty cents.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.
Amended by 128th General Assemblych.9, HB 2, §101.01, eff. 7/1/2009.
Effective Date: 06-29-2001 .