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The majority of Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicle Deputy Registrar locations across the state will be closed or offering limited services in on Monday, Jan.19, 2015, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Please be sure to call ahead to your local Deputy Registrar to verify they are open. Click here for a list of Deputy Registrar locations and phone numbers.
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Tell us about your personalized license plate! E-mail us a photo of you with your plate at and tell us how you chose your plate's message and you could be next quarter’s winner! Plates must be current and valid. Winners selected quarterly.
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The Deputy Registrar Proposal Conference scheduled for today, January 6, 2015, at 161 South High Street Akron, Ohio 44308 has been cancelled due to hazardous weather. Please reference the BMV website for other scheduled conferences.
2015 Deputy Registrar Proposal Conferences
Identification Cards in Circulation Statewide
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Please be sure to call ahead to your local Deputy Registrar to verify they are open leading up to the holiday and between Christmas and New Year‚€™s Day. Click here for a list of Deputy Registrar locations and phone numbers.
Traveling to a Deputy Registrar? Want to know how much your transaction will cost? Click here to find out!
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Travel plans this holiday season? See how to prepare your car for winter weather before hitting the road.
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As this quarter's "What's on Your Plate?" winner, Richard Gainey will receive a decorative license plate with the personalization of his choice.

"Santa" Richard is a professor of multimedia journalism at Ohio Northern University in Ada. He is past president of the Buckeye Santas, and he makes numerous visits over the Christmas holidays.

Tell us about your personalized license plate! E-mail us a photo of you with your plate and tell us how you chose your plate's message. Plates must be current and valid. Winners selected quarterly.

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Next of Kin (NOK)

Adds emergency contact information to your driving record, for law enforcement purposes only, in the event one of your family members would need to be contacted regarding an emergency situation.
You can now allow your emergency contact person(s) to share your current medical information with medical professionals providing emergency medical treatment, if you are ever involved in an emergency or otherwise unable to communicate.

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Download commonly requested BMV forms. Available in (PDF) format.

 
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Retrieve Ohio Crash Reports.

 
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Ohio photo ID cards for children will assist authorities in the event that a child is reported missing.

 
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