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frequently asked questions

Q. What is the "Golden Rule of Safety"?

A. Avoid Accidents
Accidents do happen, but, as a careful consumer, there are some things you can do which may help you to avoid or minimize injury and loss:

  • Obey traffic laws.
  • Drive defensively. Be alert to weather conditions and to other motorists.
  • Never drink and drive.
  • Have adequate insurance coverage as required by Ohio law.
  • Read and understand your policy.
  • Perform regular maintenance on your vehicle.
  • Research reputable local collision repair shops in your area.

Q. What role does the Ohio Motor Vehicle Collision Repair Registration Board play?

A. Effective December 18, 1997, every independent collision repair shop is required by law to be registered with the state of Ohio. The program is administered by the Ohio Board of Motor Vehicle Collision Repair Registration whose mission is to insure repair shop compliance with existing statutes such as taxation, worker benefits and minimization of pollution.

B. In August of 2003, auto glass, paintless dent repair and air bag businesses were added to registration requirements.

The Ohio Board of Motor Vehicle Collision Repair Registration:

  • acts as an advocate on behalf of shop owners by addressing issues of concern to the industry
  • promotes consumer awareness and education regarding the collision repair process via literature, discussion forums and programs
  • investigates and prosecutes violations of the registration law

Q. Where can I get additional information?

A. For additional information, please contact us at:

Ohio Board of Motor Vehicle
77 S. High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Voice: 614-995-0714
Fax: 614-995-0717