4519.54 Manufacturer's or importer's certificate of origin.

No manufacturer, importer, dealer, or other person shall sell or otherwise dispose of a new off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle to a dealer to be used by the dealer for purposes of display and resale, without delivering to the dealer a manufacturer's or importer's certificate executed in accordance with this section, and with such assignments thereon as are necessary to show title in the purchaser. No dealer shall purchase or acquire a new off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle without obtaining from the seller the manufacturer's or importer's certificate.

A manufacturer's or importer's certificate of the origin of an off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle shall contain the following information, in such form and together with such further information as the registrar of motor vehicles may require:

(A) A description of the off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle, including its make, year, series or model, if any, body type, and manufacturer's vehicle identification number;

(B) Certification of the date of transfer of the off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle to a distributor or dealer or other transferee, and the name and address of the transferee;

(C) Certification that this was the first transfer of the new off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle in ordinary trade and commerce;

(D) The signature and address of a representative of the transferor.

An assignment of a manufacturer's or importer's certificate before a notary public or other officer empowered to administer oaths shall be printed on the reverse side of the manufacturer's or importer's certificate in a form to be prescribed by the registrar. The assignment form shall include the name and address of the transferee, a certification that the off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle is new, and a warranty that the title at the time of delivery is subject only to such liens and encumbrances as are set forth and described in full in the assignment.

Cite as R.C. § 4519.54

History. Effective Date: 07-01-1999