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(a) There is hereby levied an annual license tax upon the operation of motor vehicles on the public roads or highways pursuant to Section 4504.17 of the Ohio Revised Code, for the purpose of paying the costs and expenses of enforcing and administering the tax provided for in that section; to supplement revenue already available to municipal corporations under Section 3404.04, 4505.06, 4505.171 or 4505.172 of the Ohio Revised Code, and to provide additional revenue for the purposes set forth in those sections, or as otherwise allowed by law.
(b) Such tax shall be at the rate of five dollars ($5.00) per motor vehicle on each and every motor vehicle the district of registration of which, as defined in Section 4503.10 of the Ohio Revised Code, is in the Village of Wellington, Ohio, and shall be in addition to the taxes at the rates specified in Sections 4503.04 and 4503.16 of the Ohio Revised Code, subject to reductions in the manner provided in Section 4503.11 of the Ohio Revised Code, and the exemptions provided in Sections 4503.16, 4503.17, 4503.171, 4503.41 and 4503.43 of the Ohio Revised Code, all in accordance with Section 4504.17 of the Ohio Revised Code.
(c) As used in this section, “motor vehicle” means any and all vehicles included within the definition of motor vehicle in Section 4504.01(A) of the Ohio Revised Code.
(d) The tax imposed by this section shall be applicable from the earliest date provided by law, and shall continue in effect and application during each registration year thereafter until repealed.
(e) The tax imposed by this section shall be paid to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles of the State of Ohio or to a Deputy Registrar at the time application for registration of a motor vehicle is made as provided in the Ohio Revised Code.
(f) All monies derived from the tax hereinbefore levied shall be used by the Village of Wellington, Ohio, for the purposes specified in this section or as otherwise allowed by law.
(Ord. 2002-42. Passed 12-16-02.)
CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF WELLINGTON