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A new motor vehicle dealer that satisfies the requirements of Ohio Revised Code 4517.221 may display up to six new motor vehicles at a location other than the dealer’s established place of business in order to promote or benefit a charitable or civic purpose.
If any provisions as set forth in 4517.221 of the O.R.C. have been violated, the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board may order an administrative penalty for each violation, including but not limited to each sale that occurs, and each day a violation occurs or continues to occur.
A motor vehicle display that is being held at a location that is inside the dealer’s area of responsibility (AOR) as assigned by the manufacturer, must comply with the following:
NOTE: Test drives may be made available during the display.
A motor vehicle display that is being held at a location that is outside the dealer’s area of responsibility (AOR) as assigned by the manufacturer, must comply with the following:
NOTE: Test drives may not occur and the vehicles must remain stationary during the display.
All sponsors that have filed an affidavit(s) with the BMV for a motor vehicle display must maintain a copy of the affidavit(s) for their records for one year from the last day of the display.
Ohio Revised Code: 4517.221
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