4519.521 Selling motorcycle or vehicle where physical certificate of title has not been issued.

(A)

(1) If a person who is not an electronic dealer owns an off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle for which a physical certificate of title has not been issued by a clerk of a court of common pleas and the person sells the motorcycle or vehicle to an electronic dealer, the person is not required to obtain a physical certificate of title to the motorcycle or vehicle in order to transfer ownership to the dealer. The person shall present the dealer, in a manner approved by the registrar of motor vehicles, with sufficient proof of the person's identity and complete and sign a form prescribed by the registrar attesting to the person's identity and assigning the motorcycle or vehicle to the dealer. The electronic dealer then shall inform a clerk of a court of common pleas via electronic means of the sale of the motorcycle or vehicle and assignment of ownership of the motorcycle or vehicle to the dealer. The clerk shall enter the information relating to the assignment into the automated title processing system, and ownership of the motorcycle or vehicle passes to the dealer when the clerk enters this information into the system. The dealer is not required to obtain a certificate of title to the motorcycle or vehicle in the dealer's name.

(2) A clerk shall charge and collect from a dealer a fee of five dollars for each motorcycle or vehicle assigned to the dealer under division (A)(1) of this section. The fee shall be distributed in accordance with section 4519.59 of the Revised Code.

(B) If a person who is not an electronic dealer owns an off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle for which a physical certificate of title has not been issued by a clerk of a court of common pleas and the person sells the motorcycle or vehicle to a person who is not an electronic dealer, the person shall obtain a physical certificate of title to the motorcycle or vehicle in order to transfer ownership of the vehicle to the person who is not an electronic dealer.

Cite as R.C. § 4519.521

History. Effective Date: 10-31-2001