4738.02 Motor vehicle salvage dealer's license required.

(A) Except as provided in divisions (B) and (E) of this section, no person shall engage in the business of selling at retail salvage motor vehicle parts without first obtaining a motor vehicle salvage dealer's license pursuant to this chapter.

(B)

(1) Except as provided in divisions (C) and (E) of this section, no person shall engage in the business of selling at retail salvage motor vehicles nor, other than as a lessor, provide a location or a space for the sale of salvage motor vehicles without first obtaining a motor vehicle salvage dealer's license, a salvage motor vehicle auction license, or a salvage motor vehicle pool license pursuant to this chapter.

(2) Notwithstanding division (B)(1) of this section, a person may sell salvage motor vehicles at retail to or through a salvage motor vehicle auction or salvage motor vehicle pool without obtaining any license pursuant to this chapter if both of the following apply:

(a) The acquisition of salvage motor vehicles is incidental to the primary business of the person.

(b) The disposal of those salvage motor vehicles is incidental to the primary business of the person.

(C) No person shall make more than five casual sales of salvage motor vehicles in a calendar year.

(D) Except as provided in division (E) of this section, no person shall operate as a salvage motor vehicle auction or salvage motor vehicle pool without first obtaining the appropriate license pursuant to this chapter.

(E) In case of the dissolution of a partnership by death, the surviving partner may operate under any license obtained by the partnership pursuant to this chapter for a period of sixty days and the heirs or representatives of deceased persons and receivers or trustees in bankruptcy appointed by any competent authority may operate under the license of the person succeeded in possession by the heir, representative, receiver, or trustee in bankruptcy.

(F) Nothing in this chapter applies to any public officer performing his official duties.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 468, §1, eff. 3/23/2015.

Effective Date: 09-17-1986