Ohio Repossession Laws / Recovery Requirements

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Where do I refer to for Title or License Registration?

For state Title and License Information, refer to:


Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles

P.O. Box 16520

Columbus, Ohio 43266-0020


Telephone: (614) 752-7500


Fee for search of records is $2.00.

Security Interests:

Shown on title held by lienholder.


Recording Requirements:

Recorded with the County Clerk of Court in county where original title was issued.

Recovery Requirements:

As per the UCC, repossession is allowed and permitted as long as it is peaceful.

Redemption Requirements:

Twenty (20) day redemption.

Deficiency Requirements:

Retaking bars suit for price and vice-versa. Judgment notes are valid.

Special Motor Vehicle Provisions:

All liens recorded on face of the Certificate of Title.

Documents Required to Transfer Ownership of Motor Vehicle:

Certificate of title must be reduced to lienholder’s name. Certified copy of contract, notarized Power of transfer ownership of Attorney.


Documents Required for Liquidation:

Must have title in the name of the lienholder.



Remain with the owner / debtor, and are transferable



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