4519.63 Fees for supplying title information and copies.

(A) The registrar of motor vehicles or the clerk of the court of common pleas, upon the application of any person and payment of the proper fee, may prepare and furnish title information regarding off-highway motorcycles and all-purpose vehicles in the form and subject to any territorial division or other classification as they may direct. The registrar or the clerk may search the records of the bureau of motor vehicles regarding off-highway motorcycles and all-purpose vehicles and furnish reports of those records under the signature of the registrar or the clerk.

(B)

(1) Fees for lists containing title information shall be charged and collected as follows:

(a) For lists containing three thousand titles or more, twenty-five dollars per thousand or part thereof;

(b) For each report of a search of the records, two dollars per copy except that on and after October 1, 2009, the fee shall be five dollars per copy. The registrar and clerk may certify copies of records generated by an automated title processing system.

(2) A copy of any such report shall be taken as prima-facie evidence of the facts therein stated in any court of the state. The registrar and the clerk shall furnish information on any title without charge to state highway patrol troopers, sheriffs, chiefs of police, or the attorney general. The clerk also may provide a copy of a certificate of title to a public agency without charge.

(C)

(1) Those fees collected by the registrar as provided in division (B)(1)(a) of this section shall be paid to the treasurer of state to the credit of the state bureau of motor vehicles fund established in section 4501.25 of the Revised Code. Those fees collected by the clerk as provided in division (B)(1)(a) of this section shall be paid to the certificate of title administration fund created by section 325.33 of the Revised Code.

(2) Prior to October 1, 2009, the registrar shall pay those fees the registrar collects under division (B)(1)(b) of this section into the state treasury to the credit of the state bureau of motor vehicles fund established in section 4501.25 of the Revised Code. Prior to October 1, 2009, the clerk shall pay those fees the clerk collects under division (B)(1)(b) of this section to the certificate of title administration fund created by section 325.33 of the Revised Code.

(3) On and after October 1, 2009, the registrar shall pay two dollars of each fee the registrar collects under division (B)(1)(b) of this section into the state treasury to the credit of the state bureau of motor vehicles fund established in section 4501.25 of the Revised Code. Of the remaining three dollars of each such fee the registrar collects, the registrar shall deposit sixty cents into the state treasury to the credit of the trauma and emergency medical services fund established in section 4513.263 of the Revised Code, sixty cents into the state treasury to the credit of the homeland security fund established under section 5502.03 of the Revised Code, thirty cents into the state treasury to the credit of the investigations fund established in section 5502.131 of the Revised Code, one dollar and twenty-five cents into the state treasury to the credit of the emergency management agency service and reimbursement fund established in section 5502.39 of the Revised Code, and twenty-five cents into the state treasury to the credit of the justice program services fund established in section 5502.67 of the Revised Code.

(4) On and after October 1, 2009, the clerk of the court of common pleas shall retain two dollars of each fee the clerk collects under division (B)(1)(b) of this section and deposit that two dollars into the certificate of title administration fund created by section 325.33 of the Revised Code. The clerk shall forward the remaining three dollars to the registrar not later than the fifth day of the month next succeeding that in which the transaction occurred. Of that remaining three dollars, the registrar shall deposit sixty cents into the state treasury to the credit of the trauma and emergency medical services fund established in section 4513.263 of the Revised Code, sixty cents into the state treasury to the credit of the homeland security fund established under section 5502.03 of the Revised Code, thirty cents into the state treasury to the credit of the investigations fund established in section 5502.131 of the Revised Code, one dollar and twenty-five cents into the state treasury to the credit of the emergency management agency service and reimbursement fund established in section 5502.39 of the Revised Code, and twenty-five cents into the state treasury to the credit of the justice program services fund established in section 5502.67 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 128th General Assemblych.9, HB 2, §101.01, eff. 7/1/2009.

Effective Date: 07-01-1999