4519.52 Obtaining certificate of title prerequisite for selling vehicle.

(A) Except as provided in sections 4519.521 and 4519.54 of the Revised Code, no dealer engaged in the business of selling new or used off-highway motorcycles or all-purpose vehicles shall sell or otherwise transfer a new or used off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle without obtaining a certificate of title to the new or used motorcycle or vehicle, in accordance with this chapter, and delivering the certificate of title or memorandum certificate of title to the purchaser or transferee.

(B)

(1) A person who is not a dealer engaged in the business of selling new or used off-highway motorcycles or all-purpose vehicles and who owns an off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle may choose to obtain a certificate of title to the motorcycle or vehicle. The person shall comply with this chapter in order to obtain the certificate of title.

(2) If a person who is not a dealer engaged in the business of selling new or used off-highway motorcycles or all-purpose vehicles and who owns an off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle obtains a certificate of title to the motorcycle or vehicle, that person, except as otherwise provided in section 4519.521 of the Revised Code, shall not sell or otherwise transfer the motorcycle or vehicle without delivering to the purchaser or transferee a certificate of title with an assignment on it as is necessary to show title in the purchaser or transferee, and no person shall subsequently purchase or otherwise acquire the motorcycle or vehicle without obtaining a certificate of title to the motorcycle or vehicle in the person's own name.

(C) Whoever violates this section shall be fined fifty dollars.

Cite as R.C. § 4519.52

History. Effective Date: 01-01-2004