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Presently, the prepaid accounts service does not permit users to access or perform transactions online. 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.
To establish a prepaid account you must submit a written request, on your company letterhead, indicating: the nature of your business, the category your business falls under (corporation, partnership, or sole proprietor), the type of account(s) you would like to establish, and a detailed description of how your company will use the records. Please do not include monies with your written request.
Mail your written request to:
Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Attention: BMV Record Accounts Unit
P.O. Box 16520
Columbus, Ohio 43216-6520
You may also fax your request to (614) 995-7946
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.
If you have any billing questions or concerns, please contact Fiscal Services at (614) 752-6674.
(614) 752-7799 Phone
(614) 995-7946 Fax
Other requested information pertinent to the license status
The assigned account numbers are usually prefaced by the letters ‘OLA’.The driver abstract report is processed by:
Name and date of birth
(614) 752-7751 Phone
Only the name and address contained on the Ohio Driver License Database.
The assigned account numbers are usually prefaced by the letters ‘OLS’.The Driver License Search is processed by:
(614) 752-7598 Phone
This search is limited to one search per name.
Multiple vehicle registration record searches will result in a charge for each additional report supplied.
The assigned account numbers are prefaced by the letters ‘VR’.The Vehicle Registration Record Search Account is processed by:
Vehicle serial number
(614) 752-7598 Phone
(614) 752-7001 Fax
The assigned account numbers are prefaced by the letters ‘TTL’.The Vehicle Title Record Search Account is processed by:
Processing Fee - OBMV 1173 Record Request
Note: The processing fee of $3.50 does not apply to prepaid accounts.