§ 71.07  FAILURE TO FILE REGISTRATION APPLICATION.
   (A)   Except as otherwise provided by R.C. §§ 4503.103, 4503.173, 4503.41, 4503.43, and 4503.46, no person who is the owner or chauffeur of a motor vehicle operated or driven upon the public roads or highways shall fail to file annually the application for registration or to pay the tax therefor.
(R.C. § 4503.11(A))
   (B)   (1)   Within 30 days of becoming a resident of this state, any person who owns a motor vehicle operated or driven upon the public roads or highways shall register the vehicle in this state. If such a person fails to register a vehicle owned by the person, the person shall not operate any motor vehicle in this state under a license issued by another state.
      (2)   For purposes of division (B)(1) of this section, RESIDENT means any person to whom any of the following applies:
         (a)   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.
         (b)   The person is determined by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to be a resident in accordance with standards adopted by the Registrar under R.C. § 4507.01.
(R.C. § 4503.111(A), (C))
   (C)   Upon the transfer of ownership of a motor vehicle, the registration of the motor vehicle expires, and the original owner immediately shall remove the license plates from the motor vehicle, except as otherwise provided in R.C. § 4503.12.
(R.C. § 4503.12(A))
   (D)   (1)   Whoever violates division (A) of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(R.C. § 4503.11(D))
      (2)   (a)   Whoever violates division (B) of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
         (b)   The offense established under division (D)(2)(a) of this section is a strict liability offense and strict liability is a culpable mental state for purposes of R.C. § 2901.20. 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.
(R.C. § 4503.111(B))
         (c)   Whoever violates division (C) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
(R.C. § 4503.12(D)) ('69 Code, § 72.29) (Ord. C-164, passed 9-12-60) Penalty, see § 71.99