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Effective July 1, 2007, persons wishing to hold a "Classic Motor Vehicle Auction" must request and receive permission at least thirty days prior to the auction.
The primary purpose of the Classic Motor Vehicle Auction is to allow persons to hold an auction of classic motor vehicles to the general public.
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Fill out and submit a Classic Motor Vehicle Auction request (Form BMV4476) to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Dealer Licensing Section, P.O. Box 16521, Columbus, Ohio 43223 or fax it to 614-752-7220. This provides us with the name, address and telephone number of the person requesting permission, the date and location of the auction and other required information.
A classic motor vehicle is a motor vehicle that is over 26 years old.
A classic motor vehicle auction may not last more than two days.
No more than two classic motor vehicle auctions may be held within a 12-month period.
Persons conducting classic motor vehicle auctions must use the auction services of an auction firm or a licensed auction owner and a licensed auctioneer.
A licensed motor vehicle auction, under ORC4517, may hold a classic motor vehicle auction at their licensed location at a different time of day than the regular motor vehicle dealer auction. A request for permission is not required when being held at the licensed auction location.
Permits certain licensed motor vehicle auction owners to auction motor vehicles for licensed motor vehicles dealers away from their licensed auction location. The auction must apply for and receive a certified copy of the auction owner’s license prior to the auction.
A licensed dealer does not need to request permission for a Classic Motor Vehicle Auction of their own motor vehicles, however must use the auction service of an auction firm or a licensed auction owner and a licensed auctioneer.
“Person” means an individual, sole proprietor, corporation, limited liability company, association, partnership, and any combinations of individuals.
“Auction firm” means a person who provides auction services.
“Auction services” means arranging, managing, and sponsoring a personal property auction. "Auction services” includes the taking and advertising of personal property on consignment to be sold at auction by a licensed auctioneer.