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Deputy Registrar Customer Satisfaction Survey Results:
2013 – 21,641 Surveys Completed / Statewide Overall Score: 97.83%
2012 – 13,323 Surveys Completed / Statewide Overall Score: 97.26%
2011 – 16,833 Surveys Completed / Statewide Overall Score: 96.80%

Ohio BMV picked as #1 in customer satisfaction in USA. See Washington Post article from May 16, 2014, and www.DMV.com

Grand Opening of New One-Stop Shop in Athens
BMV employee gets deployed to Washington state fires as Red Cross volunteer (courtesy WSYX/WTTE)
Grand Opening of New One-Stop Shop in Jackson
The Ohio BMV offers a driver license reinstatement fee installment plan to individuals who have met all their reinstatement requirements except for paying reinstatement fees. The plan will allow individuals owing $150 or more in reinstatement fees to become valid or eligible to retest for a driver license by paying only $50.00 or more every 30 days for as long as it takes to pay their reinstatement fees.

Click here to find out more.
Are YOU interested in getting a specialized plate? Check out this link to answer any questions or concerns that you may have!
WKEF runs story on BMV’s Next of Kin Program, have you signed up yet?
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Attention newly-licensed drivers, do you hold the key to a safer Ohio?

E-mail us
a photo of yourself with your car keys and tell us about your plan to drive safely. Quarterly winners will be featured on BMV’s Facebook page and website, in Deputy Registrars across the state, and will receive an “I Hold the Key” keychain.
It's What's on Your Plate Wednesday! "I am an animal lover and a Santa Claus (plus a university professor). My Santa website is petlovingsanta.com. So, I chose an Ohio tag that serves both interests."
Jackson One-Stop-Shop Moves to New Location
Did you know that if you are under 18 years of age you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, or person having legal custody when obtaining your license? The co-signer must also take documentary proof of his/her identification. To see a list of acceptable documents, Click Here
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General Information

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Robby Nowe's pledge to drive safely:
“I am a newly licensed driver in Powell, Ohio. I plan to do everything I can to be an extremely safe driver. I plan on doing this by never texting and driving, always following the speed limit, never driving past curfew, never driving with too many people in the car, and preventing myself from getting distracted by not doing things that will cause my driving to be impaired.”

New Drivers: E-mail us a photo of yourself with your car keys and tell us about your plan to drive safely!


As this quarter's "What's on Your Plate?" winner, Doug and Julie Menkhaus will receive a decorative license plate with the personalization of their choice.

In 1985, Julie’s aunt purchased a Delorean DMC-12 just before the "Back to Future" movie was released. The car received lots of interest as the popularity of the movie continued to rise. After Julie’s aunt passed away, the car was offered to the Julie. A few months later, Julie surprised Doug with the Delorean on their anniversary. Julie told Doug it was the “power of love” that brought them together and brought the car to their home. They decided to acknowledge the "Back to the Future" trilogy, without going overboard, with the plate, “POW O LUV.” They recently took their car to a local high school prom which had a "Back to the Future" theme.

Tell us about your personalized license plate! E-mail us a photo of you with your plate and tell us how you chose your plate's message. Plates must be current and valid. Winners selected quarterly.

Next of Kin logo Emergency Contact Information  

Next of Kin (NOK)

Adds emergency contact information to your driving record, for law enforcement purposes only, in the event one of your family members would need to be contacted regarding an emergency situation.
You can now allow your emergency contact person(s) to share your current medical information with medical professionals providing emergency medical treatment, if you are ever involved in an emergency or otherwise unable to communicate.

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Download commonly requested BMV forms. Available in (PDF) format.

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Browse BMV facts and figures all the way back to 2006.

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Retrieve Ohio Crash Reports.

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Ohio photo ID cards for children will assist authorities in the event that a child is reported missing.

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The opportunity to impact lives starts with a personal commitment to be an organ, eye and tissue donor.

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OPLATES.com allows you to renew one or more vehicles and/or select and purchase specialty plates in minutes.