4738.02 Motor vehicle salvage dealer's license required.

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

(B) Except as provided in divisions (B)(1) and (C)(1) of section 4738.03 of the Revised Code, no person shall make more than five casual sales of salvage motor vehicles in a twelve-month period, commencing with the day of the month in which the first such sale is made, nor provide a location or space for the sale at retail of salvage motor vehicles, without obtaining a motor vehicle salvage dealer's license pursuant to this chapter.

(C) Except as provided in division (D) 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.

(D) 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.

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

Cite as R.C. § 4738.02

History. Effective Date: 09-17-1986