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 All-Purpose Vehicles (APV's)

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Source: Ohio DMV
 

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Listed below are acceptable types of evidence that may be used by the Clerk of Courts of Common Pleas Title Offices for title issuance on APV's and Off-Road Motorcycles.

One of the following:
  • Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin or Importer's Certificate of Origin;
  • Another jurisdiction's certificate of title in applicant's name, or assigned to Ohio resident;
  • A current or expired registration issued by Ohio or any other jurisdiction;
  • A notarized bill of sale;
  • A current insurance policy or declaration page that describes the vehicle by vehicle identification number (VIN), year, make, model, and issued to the applicant in this or another state;
  • A warranty order in applicant's name that describes the vehicle by VIN, year, make, and model;
  • A security agreement that lists the owner, lender, VIN, year, and make.
Two or more of the following:
  • An out-of-state inspection obtained from  a deputy registrar license agency;
  • A sworn, notarized affidavit declaring ownership of the vehicle by the applicant;
  • A sworn, notarized affidavit by other persons attesting to applicant's ownership;
  • Receipts in applicant's name from the purchase of parts or components;
  • Photographs and or pencil tracings of the VIN.
APV, Off-Road Motorcycle, and Snowmobile Facts:
  • Legislation requiring the registration of APV's, Off-Road Motorcycles, and Snowmobiles became effective July 1, 1999.
  • Dealers are required to provide a title for all APV's and Off-Road Motorcycles within 30 days from the date of purchase by a customer.
  • Snowmobiles will continue to be untitled vehicles.
  • Before an APV or Off-Road Motorcycle may be registered, it must be titled.
  • First time renewal of an APV or Off-Road Motorcycle registration will require the presentation of an Ohio title.
  • A new 30-day tag will be made available for customers to purchase if they wish to use their vehicle while waiting for a title to be secured.
  • The APV/Off-Road Motorcycle 30-day tag will be different from the current 30-day tag that is issued for other motor vehicles.  The APV/Off-Road Motorcycle 30-day tag will be constructed of material that will enable it to remain legible and relatively intact despite the environmental conditions to which it is likely to be exposed during the 30-day period for which it is valid.
  • The fee for the 30-day tag will be $4.75 ($2 state fee plus $2.75 deputy registrar fee).
  • 30-day tags will be available for purchase from dealerships licensed to sell APV's and Off-Road Motorcycles.
  • 30-day tags will not be issued for Snowmobiles (Snowmobiles are not titled).
  • Ohio will offer non-residents a 15-day registration for $7.75 ($5 state fee plus $2.75 deputy registrar fee).

Source: Title Division  web site Ohio BMV

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