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ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Vehicle Registration Expiration Dates

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APV & Snowmobiles

The registration is valid from the day it is issued through December 31 of the third year after date of issuance.

Example: A Registration issued 11/1/09 would expire on 12/31/12; registration issued 1/15/09 would expire 12/31/12.

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Commercial Vehicles

A commercial vehicle validation sticker is issued with the month of expiration determined by the last two digits of the federal employee tax I. D. number or social security number of the titled owner. Commercial truck registrations expire on the last day of the month assigned.

For fleets, Staggered Registration goes into effect, meaning the owner may split his fleet registrations into different months, but all these vehicles will expire on the last day of the month. (See Staggered Registration Information).

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Lease Vehicles

When a leased vehicle is a commercial truck or trailer the expiration date will be the last day of the month, determined by the last two digits of the Tax ID number or social security number of the lessee.

When the leased vehicle is one of the following, passenger, noncommercial truck, non-commercial trailer, motor home, house vehicle or a motorcycle the expiration date will be the 20th day of the month assigned by the name of the lease company.

Use the chart below to determine the month of expiration: (ORC 4501:1-7-03)

A, B January
C, D February
E, F, G March
H, I, J June
K, L July
M August
N, O, P, Q September
R, T October
S November
U, V, W, X, Y, Z December

Example: A Ford Taurus that is leased will expire on March 20 every year.