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A message from Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Registrar, Charles Norman:


On March 27, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine signed Sub. H.B. 197, which states that Ohio licenses (including driver license, CDLs, and registrations) expiring during the declared State of Emergency shall remain valid until either 90 days after the declared emergency ends, or December 1st, 2020, whichever comes sooner. The State of Emergency was declared on March 9, 2020.

 

Effective March 19, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will be closing 181 BMV deputy registrar locations. Five locations will remain open to provide the following services ONLY:

  • Issuance of commercial driver licenses, or CDLs
  • Renewal of CDLs
  • All other services will be discontinued

Central Ohio: Columbus
Deputy Registrar - 4503 Kenny Road, Columbus 43220

NE Ohio:Brooklyn
Deputy Registrar - 7000 Biddulph Road, Brooklyn 44144

SE Ohio: Marietta
Deputy Registrar - 142 Gross Street, Suite B, Marietta 45750

NW Ohio: Bowling Green
Deputy Registrar - 1616 E. Wooster Street, Suite 30, Bowling Green 43402

SW Ohio: Mt. Healthy
Deputy Registrar - 10938 Hamilton Avenue, Mt. Healthy 45231

Also, we will close 52 driver examination stations until further notice. Five locations will remain open to perform commercial knowledge exams ONLY.

Central Ohio: Columbus
Driver Exam Station - 4738 Cemetery Road, Columbus 43026

NE Ohio: Parma
Driver Exam Station - 12000 Snow Road, Parma, OH 44130

SE Ohio: Marietta
Deputy Registrar - 142 Gross Street, Suite B, Marietta 45750

NW Ohio: Bowling Green
Driver Exam Station - 1616 E. Wooster Street, Suite 30, Bowling Green 43402

SW Ohio: Cincinnati
Driver Exam Station - 10940 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati 45231


We will continue with CDL testing and issuance is based on the need to keep our supply chain open and moving. Supplies, whether medical, cleaning or food supplies are critical to the healthcare and welfare of our citizens.

We are advising law enforcement to use discretion to adjust enforcement and are asked to give consideration to a driver whose license expired last week and may have been unable to renew due to agency closure or a self-quarantine situation.

Car dealerships have been instructed to issue temporary tags for 90 days.

Suspensions for failure to pay or renew a license will be temporarily halted.

We are also encouraging customers to renew vehicle registrations online at www.oplates.com or by mail.

 

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