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Section 4507.213 | Surrender of foreign driver's license.


(A) Any person who becomes a resident of this state, within thirty days of becoming a resident, shall surrender any driver's license, temporary instruction permit, or identification card issued by another state to the registrar of motor vehicles or a deputy registrar. If such a person intends to operate a motor vehicle upon the public roads or highways, the person shall apply for a temporary instruction permit or driver's license in this state. If the person fails to apply for a driver's license or temporary instruction permit within thirty days of becoming a resident, the person shall not operate any motor vehicle in this state under a license or permit 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:

(1) 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.

(2) 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.

Last updated April 14, 2021 at 7:29 AM

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