4775.10 Temporary registration certificate.

(A) A motor vehicle repair operator who substantially complies with the requirements of this chapter for registration as a motor vehicle repair operator and who is making a good faith effort toward achieving compliance with all requirements of this chapter may obtain a temporary motor vehicle repair registration certificate. Following the application of, and payment of a fee by a motor vehicle repair operator, the motor vehicle repair board, in its discretion, may direct the executive director to issue a temporary registration certificate to a motor vehicle repair operator the board finds to be in substantial compliance with the requirements of this chapter for registration and who is making a good faith effort toward achieving compliance with all requirements of this chapter.

Except as otherwise provided in division (C) of this section, a temporary registration certificate is effective for one year from the date of issuance or until the date the motor vehicle repair operator obtains a regular motor vehicle repair registration certificate under this chapter, whichever date occurs first. If a motor vehicle repair operator obtains a regular registration certificate prior to the expiration of the operator's temporary registration certificate, a portion of the fee paid by the motor vehicle repair operator to obtain the temporary registration certificate shall be applied to the fee imposed under section 4775.08 of the Revised Code to obtain a regular registration certificate in an amount that corresponds to the portion of the year the operator is not utilizing the temporary registration certificate.

Upon receiving direction from the board, the executive director shall issue a temporary registration certificate.

(B) The board shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code that specify criteria a motor vehicle repair operator shall meet in order to be considered to be in substantial compliance with the registration requirements of this chapter, and that specify criteria a motor vehicle repair operator shall meet in order to be considered as making a good faith effort toward achieving compliance with all requirements of this chapter. The board shall consider the impact of the rules it adopts under this division on encouraging competition between all motor vehicle repair operators and not impairing the ability of operators who have been in the motor vehicle repair business for less than one year to succeed in the market place.

(C) A temporary motor vehicle repair registration may be renewed not more than four consecutive times. A motor vehicle repair operator may apply for the renewal of a temporary registration certificate prior to the expiration of a temporary registration certificate. The board shall consider an application for the renewal of a temporary registration certificate. The board may direct the executive director to renew a temporary registration certificate of an applicant who meets the requirements set forth in division (A) of this section for obtaining a temporary registration certificate. Upon recommendation by the board, the executive director shall issue a renewal of an applicant's temporary registration certificate. Neither the board nor the executive director shall renew a person's temporary registration certificate more than four consecutive times.

A renewal of a temporary motor vehicle repair registration certificate is effective for one year from the date of issuance of the renewal of registration. A temporary registration certificate shall continue in effect during the period in which an applicant is being considered for renewal if the applicant applies for renewal prior to the expiration of the temporary registration certificate.

Cite as R.C. § 4775.10

History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.168, SB 114, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.

Effective Date: 12-18-1997