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ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Establishing Ohio BMV Prepaid Accounts

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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 type of account(s) you would like to establish.

Mail your written request to:
Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Attention:  Records Request Unit
P.O. Box 16520
Columbus, Ohio  43216-6520

You may also fax your request to (614) 995-7946

Note:

          • 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.

The following is a brief description of the available accounts:

ODPS | BMV | Contact with the Committee

Driver Abstract (MVR)

Cost $5.00
(614) 752-7799 Phone
(614) 995-7946 Fax

This report includes:
          • Driver License Record (name, address and physical description)
          • Moving violations
          • Convictions
          • Suspensions
          • Revocations
          • Accident report listings and
          • 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:
          • Social security number
          • Ohio Driver License number or
          • Name and date of birth

This report may be requested by:
          • Submission of a computer tape (using the BMV’s data record format) or
          • Submission of a typed or printed listing of the correct identifiers

 

Driver License Search

Cost $5.00
(614) 752-7751 Phone

This report includes:
          • 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:
          • Social security number
          • Ohio Driver License number or
          • Name and date of birth
This report may be requested by:
          • Calling the telephone number indicated above or
          • Submission of a typed or printed listing of the correct identifiers
ODPS | BMV | Contact with the Committee

Vehicle Registration Search

Cost $5.00
(614) 752-7598 Phone

This report includes:
          • Registrant’s name
          • Address
          • Vehicle description
          • Registration issue and expiration dates
          • Current status of the registration

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:
          • Social Security number
          • License plate number
          • Vehicle serial number

This report may be requested by:
          • Calling the telephone number indicated above
          • Submission of a computer tape (using the BMV’s data record format)
          • Submission of a typed or printed listing of the correct identifiers


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Vehicle Title Search

Cost $5.00
(614) 752-7598 Phone
(614) 752-7001 Fax

This report includes:
          • Owner’s name
          • Address
          • Vehicle description
          • Title issue and expiration dates
          • Current status of title
          • Previous owner and lien information.
A title history may also be run upon request.This report includes:
          • All titles issued to a specific vehicle including title numbers, issue dates, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), owner names, vehicle descriptions, title status, mileage and vehicle condition.

The assigned account numbers are prefaced by the letters ‘TTL’.

The Vehicle Title Record Search Account is processed by:
          • Title number
          • VIN
          • Social Security number or
          • Dealer or vendor assigned permit number
This report may be requested by:
          • Calling the telephone number indicated above
          • Faxed submission of a typed or printed listing of the correct identifiers
          • Submission of a completed Record Request Form (BMV 1173), or
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Processing Fee - OBMV 1173 Record Request

Note: The processing fee of $3.50 does not apply to prepaid accounts.