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Rule 4501:1-6-12 | Motor vehicle dealer vehicle registration customer convenience fee.


(A) Notwithstanding any other provision of Ohio law, a motor vehicle dealer may charge a negotiable convenience fee not to exceed fifty dollars per vehicle leased or sold to the customer for services provided pursuant to this rule. This fee is in addition to all other fees allowed by law. Any such fee shall not be included in the advertised price of a vehicle.

(B) These registration convenience services for purchased or leased vehicles include:

(1) Delivering required registration documents to the deputy registrar, including certificates of title, lease agreements, powers of attorney, and proof of financial responsibility, and other documents as required by law or contract on the customer's behalf for the purposes of registration;

(2) Retrieving license plates, registration documents, and validation stickers from the deputy registrar; and

(3) Delivery of license plates, registration documents, and validation stickers to customers at the dealership, via mail or other delivery service, or as otherwise agreed to by the dealership and its customer.

(C) Any customer convenience fee charged under this rule must be agreed to and acknowledged to in writing by the customer and include a statement that the registration service is optional unless required by the secured party or legal owner of the vehicle.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4501.02
Amplifies: 4501.02, 4517.011, 4517.26
Five Year Review Date: 3/1/2023