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ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Camp Bus License Plates

Special Plates Types

Camp Bus License Plates


General Information
The owner of a school bus under contract with the board of education may, upon proper application for registration and the payment of the required fee, use such bus during summer vacation periods to transport children and their authorized supervisors to and from any camping function sponsored by a nonprofit organization.
Registrant Eligibility
The applicant must submit the following:
name of school board
school address
contractor's name and address
signature of authorized official
description of vehicle
owner of school bus
school bus license number
name and address of lessee
certificate from the State Highway Patrol must be signed and notarized
Title Requirements
Ohio Certificate of Title issued in the name of the organization, either singly, jointly or the name is the same name on the lease agreement.
Vehicle Information
These plates may be issued to any vehicle registered as a bus.
Type of Plates System assigned plates.
Issuance Information Applicant must submit form BMV 4816 (Statement/ Affidavit for Registration).
These plates cost $25.00 annually in addition to the normal registration fees.




License Tax Fee $25.00
Deputy Fee $3.50
Plate Reflectorization Fee $0.25 per plate
County Sticker(s) $0.25
Postage*** current rate



The $7.50 fee does not apply if it is the first time the vehicle is registered by the owner or if the vehicle has not been plated in the last 12 months.


Permissive Tax is based upon customer's county of residence. (See county information)


No postage is required if renewed at Deputy Registrar.