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ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Ohio Cat Friendly License Plates

Special Plates Types

Ohio Cat Friendly License Plates

 

General Information
By choosing to purchase the Cat Friendly plate, you will be helping to reduce the number of cats surrendered to animal shelters and humane societies in Ohio.  Fifteen ($15.00) of the total plate cost provides funds for spay and neuter surgeries as well as educational programs concerning the care of those pets for senior citizens, veterans, individuals on low income, pets in shelters, humane societies, and foster/breed rescue groups.  Eligible cat organizations may apply for grant money by visiting www.PetsOhio.com.
Registrant Eligibility
Ohio Cat Friendly license plates may be issued to any Ohio resident.
Title Requirements Ohio certificate of title.
Vehicle Information
These plates may be issued to passenger vehicles, non-commercial trucks, recreational vehicles, house vehicles and non-commercial trailers.
Type of Plates System assigned plate number, initial reserve and personalized.
Issuance Information

Requests for system assigned, reserved, or personalized license plates may be made at any Deputy Registrar's office, online at OPlates.com,  or by calling 1-800-589-8247.

Renewal of plates can be done at any Deputy Registrar's office, online at OPlates.com, by phone at 1-866-675-2837 or by mail.

All plates will be mailed directly to the address on your registration card unless customer requests otherwise. The deputy will issue your registration card, stickers and provide you with a permit which will allow you to operate your vehicle while your plates are being manufactured.

Special license plate applications are available at all Deputy Registrar license agency locations or can be downloaded by clicking HERE.
Cost
These plates cost an additional $25.00 annually plus the normal registration fees. The fee is determined by Ohio Revised Code section 4503.551.

 

Fees

New

Renewal

Special Plate Fee: System assigned $25.00 $25.00
Special Plate Fee: Reserved $50.00 $50.00
Special Plate Fee: Personalized $75.00 $75.00
New Plate Charge* $7.50 $0.00
License Tax: Passenger Car $31.00 $31.00
License Tax: Recreational Vehicle Up to $46.00 Up to $46.00
License Tax: Noncom Tk/Mtr Home Up to $81.00 Up to $81.00
Permissive Tax** $0.00 - $20.00 $0.00 - $20.00
Deputy Fee $3.50 $3.50
Plate Reflectorization Fee $0.25 per plate $0.00
County Sticker(s) $0.25 $0.00
Postage*** current rate current rate

 

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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.

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

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No postage is required if renewed at Deputy Registrar.