The option to translate this page is provided via third party application. The ODPS/BMV cannot guarantee the accuracy of the translation made available through this service. Users accept the risk of inaccurate translations.

Driver License & ID Card

Other Information

Next of Kin

Ohioans may add two emergency contacts to their Bureau of Motor Vehicles record for use by law enforcement. Parents of children who have an Ohio ID card are encouraged to add contact information to their child’s record for use in the event the child becomes lost or is reported missing.

  • There is no fee to add contact information to your record.
  • Minors under age 18 must have a parent or legal guardian as their primary contact.
  • Those age 18 and older may list anyone as a primary contact.
  • Contact information is stored in a secure database accessible only by the Ohio BMV and law enforcement.

How Do I Provide My Information?

For more information: Next of Kin/Emergency Contact brochure (BMV2436)

Have Questions?

Please contact us
by Live Chat

Or call (614) 752-7600

Monday - Friday
7:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Saturday
8:00 A.M. - 1:45 P.M.

Stay Connected

Get the latest news and updates directly in your inbox.