Section 4503.111 | Registration within thirty days of residency.
(A) Within thirty days of becoming a resident of this state, any person who owns a motor vehicle operated or driven upon the public roads or highways shall register the vehicle in this state. If such a person fails to register a vehicle owned by the person, the person shall not operate any motor vehicle in this state under a license issued by another state
(B)(1) Whoever violates division (A) of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(2) The offense established under division (B)(1) of this section is a strict liability offense and strict liability is a culpable mental state for purposes of section 2901.20 of the Revised Code. The designation of this offense as a strict liability offense shall not be construed to imply that any other offense, for which there is no specified degree of culpability, is not a strict liability offense.
(C) For purposes of division (A) of this section, "resident" means any person to whom any of the following applies:
(3) The person maintains their principal residence in this state and does not reside in this state as a result of the person's active service in the United States armed forces.
(4) The person is determined by the registrar of motor vehicles to be a resident in accordance with standards adopted by the registrar under section 4507.01 of the Revised Code.
Available Versions of this Section
- July 1, 2015 – House Bill 53, 131st General Assembly [ View July 1, 2015 Version ]