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Rule 4501-50-03 | Design of motor vehicle decal.


Design requirements for the motor vehicle decal to be used to identify a vehicle enrolled in a motor vehicle decal registration program authorized under section 311.31, 505.67, or 737.40 of the Revised Code are as follows:

(A) The overall size and shape of the decal shall be three inches by three inches square with adhesive on the back of the decal. The decal shall be highly reflectorized (luminous) and shall have a minimum outdoor life of six years. The decal is to be tamper-proof.

(B) The decal background color shall be white with the name of the issuing jurisdiction or agency to be black and located near the top of the decal. Within the white square of the decal, a solid shape of the state of Ohio is to be printed fluorescent orange. In the lower portion of the orange shape of the state of Ohio, the graphic image identifying the C.A.T. program (an automobile and cat) is to appear in black (see appendix A). (C.A.T. is an abbreviated form of the program name, operation "Catch Auto Thieves.")

(C) Room is available in the decal's right hand corner to allow the issuing jurisdiction to include a sequential number as the decals are issued. Such number is to be printed in black with numbering to run consecutively, with no under-run or over-run allowed.

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