(A) Any person required to be registered as a motor vehicle repair operator shall apply to the motor vehicle repair board upon forms prescribed by the board. The forms shall contain sufficient information to identify the applicant, including name, address, state tax identification number, and any other identifying data prescribed by rule of the board. If the applicant is a partnership, identifying data as prescribed by the board may be required for each partner. If the applicant is a corporation, identifying data may be required for each officer of the corporation and each person in charge of each place of the motor vehicle repair operator's business in this state. The applicant shall affirm the application by oath. The applicant shall include with the application the initial registration fee set forth in section 4775.08 of the Revised Code and proof satisfactory to the board that the applicant has a current state and federal tax identification number, a valid vendor's license issued pursuant to section 5739.17 of the Revised Code, a United States environmental protection agency identification number issued under the "Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976," 90 Stat. 2795, 42 U.S.C.A. 6901, as amended, and regulations adopted under that act, proof of possession of all permits required under Chapter 3704. of the Revised Code, general liability insurance and liability insurance that protects a person against liability for damage to motor vehicles in the applicant's care, custody, or control in an amount and form that conforms to the rules the board adopts under section 4775.04 of the Revised Code, and coverage under Chapters 4123. and 4141. of the Revised Code. In addition, the applicant shall affirm that the applicant is in compliance with all applicable federal and state statutes and rules and all local ordinances and resolutions, including all applicable zoning regulations.
(B) Upon receipt of the completed application form and fees and after the board determines that the applicant meets the requirements for registration under division (A) of this section, the board shall direct the executive director to issue a registration certificate to the applicant for each place of business. The motor vehicle repair operator shall display the registration certificate in a conspicuous place on the premises of the business for which the registration is obtained.
(C) Each registration certificate issued under this section expires annually on the date of its original issuance and may be renewed in accordance with the standard renewal procedure of Chapter 4745. of the Revised Code. The application for a renewal of a registration certificate shall be accompanied by the same information and proof as is required to accompany an initial application under division (A) of this section.
(D) When a motor vehicle repair operator experiences a change in any information or data required under division (A) of this section or by rule of the board for registration as a motor vehicle repair operator, the motor vehicle repair operator shall submit written notification of the change to the board within sixty days after the date that the information becomes obsolete. If a motor vehicle repair operator fails to submit the written notification of a change in information or data within sixty days after the change in information or data, the operator's registration certificate is automatically suspended, except that the board may waive the suspension for good cause shown.
(E) Notwithstanding section 5703.21 of the Revised Code, the department of taxation may disclose to the board any information necessary for the board to verify the existence of an applicant's valid vendor's license and current state tax identification number.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.168, SB 114, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.
Effective Date: 12-18-1997