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ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Volunteer Rescue

Special Plates Types

Wildlife (Cardinal) License Plates

 

General Information
Volunteer Rescue license plates are issued to rescue service organizations upon the presentation of evidence of certification by the Department of Public Safety.
Registrant Eligibility Must complete form BMV 4501. Public owned license plates are issued to political subdivisions, and agencies thereof. These plates identify the vehicle as belonging to a political subdivision by the word "Volunteer Rescue" printed along the bottom of the plate. The agency must receive its entire funding from a political subdivision for Gratis Plates and must also complete form BMV 4523.
Title Requirements Ohio Certificate of Title
Vehicle Information These plates may be issued to passenger vehicles, trucks, recreational vehicles, house vehicles, trailers, buses and motorcycles.
Issuance Information

License plates may only be issued by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles headquarters in Columbus, Ohio or by calling 614-752-7518. We will issue a registration card along with a permit which will allow the customer to operate their vehicle while their plates are being manufactured.

All plates will be mailed directly to the address on your registration card unless customer requests otherwise.

Applications are available at all Deputy Registrar license agency locations, can be obtained by calling 614-752-7518, or can be downloaded by clicking HERE.

Cost There is no fee for these license plates. License plates are issued in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code Section 4503.172.