(A) When the clerk of a court of common pleas issues a physical certificate of title for an off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle, the clerk shall issue it over the clerk's official seal. The front side of each physical certificate of title shall contain the information required in the application for it as prescribed by section 4519.56 of the Revised Code, spaces for the dates of notation and cancellation of two liens, mortgages, or encumbrances, and any other pertinent information as may be required by the registrar of motor vehicles, but shall contain neither the social security number nor taxpayer identification number of the applicant. The reverse side of each physical certificate of title shall contain all of the information specified in division (F) of section 4505.07 of the Revised Code. An assignment of certificate of title before a notary public or other officer empowered to administer oaths shall appear on the reverse side of each physical certificate of title in the form to be prescribed by the registrar. The assignment form shall include a warranty that the signer is the owner of the off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle and that there are no mortgages, liens, or encumbrances on the off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle except as are noted on the face of the certificate of title.
Physical certificates of title also shall bear a statement that liens applicable to the off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle other than the two for which there are spaces on the certificates may exist and, if so, are entered into the automated title processing system.
(B) An electronic certificate of title is an electronic record stored in the automated title processing system that establishes ownership of an off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle, as well as any security interests that exist in that off-highway motorcycle or all-purpose vehicle.
Effective Date: 10-31-2001; 09-16-2004 .