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Applicants for driver license and state ID's will be asked if they have executed a valid power of attorney for health care, a declaration governing the use of life-sustaining equipment and if they wish the driver license or ID card to indicate that the power of attorney and life-sustaining equipment instruments have been executed.
A Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care is a written statement that lets another person act as one's legal decision maker for health care matters anytime the patient loses the ability to decide.
A Living Will is a written statement that tells the doctor your desires concerning medical treatments. This could include decisions to start or not to start, to continue or to stop medical treatments; such as life support, food and/or fluids. The doctor will use this as a guide if you are not able to make decisions at the time these decisions need to be made. The Living Will will be used if you are terminally ill or in a permanent unconscious state.
All customers obtaining or renewing a driver license or identification card will be asked if they would like to be an organ and tissue donor, and the information will be entered on the driver license or ID card and entered in the BMV driver license database. With more than five million on file, more Ohioans are recognizing the benefits of registering their donation decision. One individual can save up to eight lives and enhance the lives of up to 50 people through tissue and eye donation.
ClickHERE to access the Ohio Organ Donor Registry.
The Second Chance Trust Fund was established to help solve the critical shortage of organ donors in Ohio and was implemented statewide by the BMV on its effective date of July 1, 1997. When a person applies for or renews an Ohio driver license or state ID card, he or she is given the opportunity to make a $1.00 voluntary contribution to the Second Chance Trust Fund to help promote organ donation.
All customers (who will be at least 18 at the time of the next election) for driver licenses and identification (ID) cards will be asked if they would like to register to vote or change their voter status. An applicant or anyone who wishes to register to vote or change their voter status, may do so at the Deputy Registrar agency by filling out a Voter Registration/Change of Address Form at the Deputy Registrar agency. Completed voter forms will be sent to the County Board of Elections by the Deputy Registrar.
Methods for Changing Your Address
You may change your address online by clicking HERE.
You may change your address by submitting a written statement or completing the Address Change Form, BMV 5756. Written requests should include your full name, date of birth, Ohio driver's license or ID card number, previous address, and your new address. Written requests or the Address Change Form BMV 5756 should be mailed to:
Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles ATTN: License Verification Unit
P.O. Box 16784
Columbus, OH 43216-6784
If you are under 18 years of age you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, or person having legal custody, or, if there is no parent or guardian a responsible person who is willing to assume the obligations imposed under Rule 4501:1-1-19 of the Ohio Administrative Code. The co-signer must also take documentary proof of his identification. See Acceptable Documents.
You need a CDL if you operate any of the following vehicles:
Any combination of vehicles with a combined gross vehicle weight rating of twenty-six thousand one pounds or more, provided the gross vehicle weight rating of the vehicle or vehicles being towed is in excess of ten thousand pounds;
Any single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of twenty-six thousand one pounds or more, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle having a gross vehicle weight rating that is not in excess of ten thousand pounds;
Any single vehicle or combination of vehicles that is not a class A or class B vehicle, but that either is designed to transport sixteen or more passengers including the driver;
Any school bus with a gross vehicle weight rating of less than twenty-six thousand one pounds that is designed to transport fewer than sixteen passengers including the driver;
Is transporting hazardous materials for which placarding is required under subpart F of 49 C.F.R. part 172;
Any single vehicle or combination of vehicles that is designed to be operated and to travel on a public street or highway and is considered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to be a commercial motor vehicle, including, but not limited to, a motorized crane, a vehicle whose function is to pump cement, a rig for drilling wells, and a portable crane.
Anytime an individual is involved in a motor vehicle accident and a police report is made, all parties listed on the police report have an entry of that accident placed on their driving record. When this entry is placed on the record, there are no points assessed and it does not specify who was at fault.
Copies of crashes investigated by the Ohio State Highway Patrol may be obtained by writing to:
Ohio Department of Public Safety
Ohio State Highway Patrol
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223
There is a $4.00 fee for each copy requested. Questions regarding accident reports can be directed to the Central Records at (614) 466-3536.
NOTE: A Police Report is different from a State Crash Report