2006 Ohio Revised Code - 5502.12. Use of accident report; fee for copies.
The accident reports submitted pursuant to
section 5502.11 of the Revised Code shall be for the use of the director of public safety for purposes of statistical, safety, and other studies. The law enforcement agency that submitted a report shall furnish a copy of such report and associated documents to any person claiming an interest arising out of a motor vehicle accident, or to the person's attorney, upon the payment of a nonrefundable fee that shall not exceed four dollars. With respect to accidents investigated by the state highway patrol, the director of public safety shall furnish to such person all related reports and statements upon the payment of a nonrefundable fee of four dollars. The cost of photographs shall be in addition to the nonrefundable four-dollar fee.
Such state highway patrol reports, statements, and photographs, in the discretion of the director of public safety, may be withheld until all criminal prosecution has been concluded; the director of public safety may require proof, satisfactory to the director, of the right of any applicant to be furnished such documents.
HISTORY: 125 v 383 (Eff 10-14-53); 129 v 1671 (Eff 7-26-61); 139 v H 102 (Eff 7-1-81); 144 v S 98 (Eff 11-12-92); 147 v H 210 (Eff 6-30-97); 149 v H 73. Eff 6-29-2001.
The effective date is set by section 16 of HB 73.
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