5728.04 Operation without permit prohibited.

(A) It is unlawful for any person to operate a commercial car or a commercial tractor that is subject to the tax imposed by section 5728.06 of the Revised Code on a public highway in two or more jurisdictions under either of the following circumstances:

(1) Without a fuel use permit or single trip fuel use permit for such commercial car or commercial tractor.

(2) With a suspended or surrendered fuel use permit for such commercial car or commercial tractor.

(B) The judge or magistrate of any court finding any person guilty of unlawfully operating a commercial car or commercial tractor as provided for in this section shall immediately notify the tax commissioner of such violation and shall transmit to the tax commissioner the name and the permanent address of the owner of the commercial car or commercial tractor operated in violation of this section, the registration number, the state of registration, and the certificate of title number of the commercial car or commercial tractor. The commercial car or commercial tractor involved in a violation of division (A)(1) or (2) of this section may be detained until a valid fuel use permit is obtained or reinstated.

Cite as R.C. § 5728.04

History. Effective Date: 09-26-2003; 06-30-2005