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Section 4505.061 | Physical inspection certificate of motor vehicle last previously registered in another state.


(A) If the application for a certificate of title refers to a motor vehicle last previously registered in another state, the application shall be accompanied by a physical inspection certificate issued by the registrar of motor vehicles. A physical inspection of a motor vehicle shall consist of verifying the make, body type, model, and mileage of, and manufacturer's vehicle identification number from, the motor vehicle for which the certificate of title is desired.

(B) The physical inspection certificate shall be in such form as is designated by the registrar. Except as provided for in division (C) of this section, the physical inspection of the motor vehicle shall occur at either of the following:

(1) A deputy registrar's office;

(2) An established place of business of a licensed motor vehicle dealer located in this state.

(C) The physical inspection of a salvage vehicle owned by an insurance company may be made at an established place of business of any of the following that is licensed and located in this state:

(1) A motor vehicle salvage dealer;

(2) A salvage motor vehicle auction;

(3) A salvage motor vehicle pool.

(D) The deputy registrar, motor vehicle dealer, motor vehicle salvage dealer, salvage motor vehicle auction, or salvage motor vehicle pool may charge a maximum fee equal to the amount established under section 4503.038 of the Revised Code for conducting the physical inspection.

(E) The clerk of the court of common pleas shall charge a fee of one dollar and fifty cents for the processing of each physical inspection certificate. The clerk shall retain fifty cents of the one dollar and fifty cents so charged and shall pay the remaining one dollar to the registrar by monthly returns, which shall be forwarded to the registrar not later than the fifth day of the month next succeeding that in which the certificate is received by the clerk. The registrar shall pay such remaining sums into the public safety - highway purposes fund established by section 4501.06 of the Revised Code.

Last updated October 6, 2023 at 12:13 PM

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