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Deputy Registrar Customer Satisfaction Survey Results:
2013 – 21,641 Surveys Completed / Statewide Overall Score: 97.83%
2012 – 13,323 Surveys Completed / Statewide Overall Score: 97.26%
2011 – 16,833 Surveys Completed / Statewide Overall Score: 96.80%

Ohio BMV picked as #1 in customer satisfaction in USA. See Washington Post article from May 16, 2014, and www.DMV.com

Just a reminder that all Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicle Deputy Registrar locations across the state will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 for the Labor Day holiday. Normal business operations will resume on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

Deputy Registrars are contracted employees who offer driver license, state identification card and vehicle registration services in each county of the state for the BMV. Customers are reminded that they may renew vehicle registrations or purchase license plates online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.oplates.com or by calling 1-866-675-2837.
WHIZ – The Muskingum County Bureau of Motor Vehicles made a move to the south end of town a little over a year and half ago, and today they celebrated the new location.
CBSNews — New Technology Lets Parents Set Controls for Teen Drivers
Check out the latest DPS "News in 90," our weekly update of what we've been doing and what's coming up!

Featured in this episode:
1) Ohio State Highway Patrol joins statewide partners to bring Below 100 training to Ohio officers
2) Ohio Task Force 1 conducts a mock nuclear disaster drill
3) Ohio Investigative Unit provides "Do you know where your drink is?" posters to local community
4) What you're saying on DPS Social Media

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Parents help keep your teen drivers safe. Click here for ways to keep them safe.
Have you heard about the mature course, which is designed to update older drivers on new laws and practices in the ever-changing driving environment?! The course includes a classroom session followed by a quick driving session with a certified driving school. A certificate will be issued at the completion of the program.

You may contact one the following certified driving schools to locate a mature course in your area. To find one in your area, visit: http://www.drivertraining.ohio.gov/matureprogram.htm

Ohio BMV featured in American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Move magazine this quarter! Read the entire article on the importance of customer service at movemag.org
Interested in obtaining a CDL?
With children going back to school, NHTSA provides tips to increase your child’s school bus safety!
NHTSA reminds everyone, for 23 million students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on a school bus. The greatest risk is not riding the bus, but approaching or leaving the bus. Before children go back to school or start school for the first time, it is essential that adults and children know traffic safety rules.
To date, the BMV has processed nearly 30,000 reinstatement fee installment plans! Do you qualify?
Listen to Mike Rankin, Ohio Registrar of Motor Vehicles, explain improvements at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to help Ohio motorists.
Check out the latest DPS news in 90! This is a weekly update of what we've been doing and what is coming up!
Mechanicsburg mother still promoting next of kin registry – Springfield News-Sun
Have you signed up for Next of Kin yet?
New drivers, don’t forget to e-mail us a photo of yourself with your car keys and tell us about your plan to drive safely for a chance to be featured on the BMV Web site, social media accounts and at Deputy Registrar locations across the state!
Grand Opening of New One-Stop Shop in Pickerington
Attention Madison County! Did you know a new Deputy Registrar opened up today in your area? It is located at:

13 N. Oak St.
London, OH 43140
(740) 852-2030

The hours of operation are:
8:00-5:00 Mon - Fri
8:00-noon Saturday

And, they accepts Reinstatement payments!
Check out the latest DPS news in 90! This is a weekly update of what we've been doing and what is coming up!
1. SSA no longer issues numident printouts, what does that mean for BMV customers?
2. OCJS Hosts Educating the Mature Driver Conference
3. Motorcycle Ohio is now on social media
4. What you're saying on DPS Social Media
Over the past 12 months, the Ohio Department of Public Safety has made remarkable strides and achieved many successes. This past year, the Department developed and implemented the Safer Ohio Initiative, increased both public and private partnerships , improving the delivery of direct operational services while concurrently reducing administrative processes and saved countless lives through various efforts.
Did you know that OPLATES.com allows you to renew one or more vehicles and/or select and purchase specialty plates in minutes? This site also offers you the opportunity to order driver abstracts, pay reinstatement fees, and change your address online with the BMV. This shows the BMV's continued pledge to provide high quality customer service to Ohio's citizens.
Are you new to Ohio? If so, click here to find out what you need in order to get your Ohio driver license, title, registration, etc. Ohio BMV makes it easy for you!
Did you know that the option to purchase a multi-year registration is now available? Click here to find out more.
Social Security Administration Will No Longer Issue Numident Printouts as of August 1, 2014
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Robby Nowe's pledge to drive safely:
“I am a newly licensed driver in Powell, Ohio. I plan to do everything I can to be an extremely safe driver. I plan on doing this by never texting and driving, always following the speed limit, never driving past curfew, never driving with too many people in the car, and preventing myself from getting distracted by not doing things that will cause my driving to be impaired.”

New Drivers: E-mail us a photo of yourself with your car keys and tell us about your plan to drive safely!


As this quarter's "What's on Your Plate?" winner, Doug and Julie Menkhaus will receive a decorative license plate with the personalization of their choice.

In 1985, Julie’s aunt purchased a Delorean DMC-12 just before the "Back to Future" movie was released. The car received lots of interest as the popularity of the movie continued to rise. After Julie’s aunt passed away, the car was offered to the Julie. A few months later, Julie surprised Doug with the Delorean on their anniversary. Julie told Doug it was the “power of love” that brought them together and brought the car to their home. They decided to acknowledge the "Back to the Future" trilogy, without going overboard, with the plate, “PWR O LUV.” They recently took their car to a local high school prom which had a "Back to the Future" theme.

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.

Next of Kin logo Emergency Contact Information  

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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Browse BMV facts and figures all the way back to 2006.

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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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The opportunity to impact lives starts with a personal commitment to be an organ, eye and tissue donor.

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OPLATES.com allows you to renew one or more vehicles and/or select and purchase specialty plates in minutes.