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ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Establishing Ohio BMV Prepaid Accounts
ODPS | BMV | Citizens Advisory Committee
Note: Presently, the prepaid accounts service does not permit users to access or perform transactions online. The prepaid accounts Request Letter and Record Request Form (BMV 1173) have been made available for download on the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Web site. The forms are to be completed and mailed to the BMV for processing.
The BMV currently has four types of accounts available to users of the Inquiry Processing System. Each type of account requires and provides different information. Unique account numbers have been assigned to each type of account to ensure that users are accessing the correct files.
The following steps must be taken to establish a prepaid account:
A minimum of $200.00 is required to open any Ohio Driver Abstract Account, Driver License Search Account, Vehicle Registration Search Account, Title Search Account. Each account requires a separate check. Please make all checks payable to: Ohio Treasurer of State.
You MUST display your account number and the words “Prepaid Account” on all correspondence and/or checks. Any correspondence and/or checks received without this information will be returned.
The fee(s) for each transaction will be deducted from your account balance as each inquiry is processed.
You will be notified by mail when your account balance reaches $100.00 (or the amount designated).
Requests will be processed until your account balance is depleted. Once your account has been depleted, no requests will be processed until the account is replenished. Any account that remains inactive for twelve months will be closed. Any remaining balance will be refunded to you.
Please contact Fiscal Services at (614) 752-6674 if you have any billing questions or concerns.
The following is a brief description of the available accounts: