The Ohio Board of Motor Vehicle Collision Repair Registration and Attorney General Richard Cordray’s Office have filed injunctions against nine body shops that are accused of being in violation of Ohio’s collision repair registration laws. The shops are located in Belmont, Jefferson and Columbiana Counties in eastern Ohio.
“Enforcement efforts against illegal repair facilities increased in 2007 and will continue to be stepped up,” said Michael Greene, executive director of the collision repair board. “It is not the board’s intention to close down repair shops, but rather bring them into compliance with state and federal regulations.”
Greene noted that the law has been in effect long enough for existing shops to become compliant.
The Ohio Board of Motor Vehicle Collision Repair Registration was created in 1999 to regulate the collision repair industry and provide consumer protection. The board is entirely funded by registration fees from collision shops, auto glass businesses, paintless dent repair companies and airbag replacement units throughout Ohio. The board is made up of five collision repair shop owners, one mechanical repair shop owner and one person to represent the public, who has no financial interest in the auto repair industry.
Ohio Board of Motor Vehicle Collision Repair Registration