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ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Vehicle Registration Expiration Dates

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Registration Period

On an initial issuance of the following vehicle classes, the expiration date will be the applicant's birthdate; an alternate date, if qualified; or determined by the leasing company's name if leased: passenger, noncommercial truck, non-commercial trailer, motor home, house vehicle, motorcycle, or moped.

Alternate Expiration Date
An applicant qualifies for an alternate expiration date if one of the following apply:

a. If multiple vehicle owners reside at the same address as the applicant, the date of birth of any of the vehicle owners can be used as the expiration date.

b. If the applicant owns more than twenty vehicles, the expiration date can be decided by the applicant.

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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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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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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.