4738.14 Applications are confidential information.

The applications for licenses under this chapter are not part of the public records but are confidential information for the use of the registrar of motor vehicles, the motor vehicle salvage dealer's licensing board, and municipal police officers, county sheriffs, and officers of the state highway patrol. No person shall divulge any information contained in such applications and acquired by him in his official capacity under this section except:

(A) In a report to the registrar or the board;

(B) When called upon to testify in any court, proceeding, or legislative hearing pursuant to Section 6 of Article II of the Ohio Constitution;

(C) Where a municipal police officer, county sheriff, or officer of the highway patrol presents evidence of a crime to a prosecutor.

Effective Date: 09-17-1986 .