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According to Ohio Revised Code section 4503.102, the registrar of motor vehicles shall adopt rules to establish a centralized system of motor vehicle registration renewal by mail. Any person owning a motor vehicle that was registered in the person’s name during the preceding registration year shall renew the registration of the motor vehicle either by mail through the centralized system of registration established under this section or in person at a Deputy Registrar‘s office.
According to the Ohio Revised Code (R.C.) 4503.101(E) states, “(E) Every owner or lessee of a motor vehicle holding a certificate of registration shall notify the registrar of any change of the owner's or lessee's correct address within ten days after the change occurs. The notification shall be in writing on a form provided by the registrar or by electronic means approved by the registrar and shall include the full name, date of birth if applicable, license number, county of residence or place of business, social security account number of an individual or federal tax identification number of a business, and new address.”
Change your address online - Click HERE
Change your address by telephone - Call Vehicle Information Services at 1 (800) 589-8247 (please have your assigned license plate number available)
Change your address by mail - You may change your address by completing the Address Change Form, BMV 5756
Change your address in person - Visit your local Deputy Registrar Office to change your address and purchase a duplicate registration. The fee for a duplicate copy of your vehicle registration is $4.50 (click on link for a list of locations Branch Office Locations)
Leasing company power of attorney (unless there is an electronic power of attorney on file with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles) - (Lessor only).
If registering in one of the seven E-Check counties, an E-Check inspection certificate or exemption is required per Ohio law. For additional information about E-Check program, call 1-800-CAR-TEST.
If attempting to register a new vehicle, the Ohio Original Title or Memorandum Title is required. You CANNOT use OPlates.com or the automated telephone system to register new vehicles.If you want the registration and validation sticker(s) sent to your out-of-state address.
Any of the documents from the acceptable documents list that include applicant's social security number are required to be presented when renewing a vehicle registration in order to show proof of identity.
If registering a used vehicle in one of the seven E-Check counties, an E-Check inspection certificate or exemption is required per Ohio law. For additional information about E-Check program, call 1-800-CAR-TEST.Social Security numbers/tax ID numbers have been removed from vehicle registration renewal notices.