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Section 4505.071 | Licensed motor vehicle dealer power of attorney.


(A)(1) Notwithstanding section 1337.06 of the Revised Code, a licensed motor vehicle dealer involved in a title transfer, or the employee or agent of the licensed motor vehicle dealer, may be granted power of attorney by the principal to become the principal's attorney in fact.

(2) The power of attorney granted under division (A)(1) of this section may be used only when the granting instrument limits the power of the attorney in fact to act on the principal's behalf for either of the following:

(a) Making an assignment of a certificate of title, excluding the odometer statement that the motor vehicle owner must provide as required by federal law;

(b) Completing an application for a certificate of title, excluding the odometer acknowledgment statement that the applicant must acknowledge as required by federal law.

(3) Such instrument shall state the make, body type, model, and manufacturer's vehicle identification number of the motor vehicle to which the grant of power applies.

(B) The power of attorney is exempt from the requirements of notarization and verification as described in this chapter and in section 1337.25 of the Revised Code, and the documents may be signed electronically. This power of attorney shall be presented to the clerk of the court of common pleas when used to transfer title to a motor vehicle and shall be retained by the clerk in the same manner that a certificate of title is retained.

Last updated February 23, 2023 at 9:27 AM

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