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ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Beautiful Ohio License Plates - Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the name of Ohio's new standard license plate?

Ohio Pride

When will the Ohio Pride license plate be available?

On April 15, 2013, the Ohio Pride plate will be available for purchase at any Deputy Registrar location, OPLATES.com, automated telephone and by mail.

Where will I be able to purchase the Ohio Pride license plate?
  • At any Deputy Registrar location

  • Online at: www.OPLATES.com

  • By telephone at renewal 1-866-675-2837

  • By mail at renewal submit your renewal application on or after April 15, 2013


How much will it cost to replace my current license plate?
  • An additional $8.25 when you renew at any Deputy Registrar office

  • An additional $10.70 during a renewal period OR if you renew by mail, telephone or internet

  • It will cost $11.75 to exchange plates during non-renewal period.


Will I be required to purchase the new Ohio Pride plate?

No, at this time, it will not mandatory to buy new plates; however, we may implement mandatory replacements in the future.

Will I still be able to get the Beautiful Ohio standard plate design?

Yes, the Beautiful Ohio standard plate will be available for purchase at your local Deputy Registrar until June 30, 2013 or until inventory is depleted.

Where will I be able to purchase a Beautiful Ohio license plate?

This plate will only be available as a standard license plate at any local Deputy Registrar until June 30, 2013, or until the inventory is depleted.

Can I purchase a Beautiful Ohio license plate through the mail?

Not on or after April 15, 2013. The Beautiful Ohio design will only be available as a standard license plate at your local Deputy Registrar effective April 15, 2013 until June 30, 2013 or until the inventory is depleted.

Which plate will be considered Ohio's standard license plate?

Ohio will offer two standard license plate designs available from April 15, 2013 until June 30, 2013: Beautiful Ohio and Ohio Pride. After June 30, 2013, only the Ohio Pride standard design will be offered.

If I order a replacement plate, which design will I receive?

Starting April 15, 2013, all registrants requesting replacement plates through the mail and online will receive an Ohio Pride license plate design.

I have a special license plate. How can I purchase the Ohio Pride license plate?

Effective April 15, 2013, you can purchase a special license plate with the Ohio Pride design at any local deputy registrar, through the mail, or online.

Will my Ohio Pride special interest (Collegiate, Military or Special Interest) license plate look different?

The special interest plate design will differ, with the slogans (background) faded to allow for a clear view of the special logos.

I have a special license plate (Special Interest, Collegiate, Military, Personalized or Initial Reserve). Will I still be able to order a Beautiful Ohio special interest plate?

Not after April 15, 2013. After this date, all Special Interest, Collegiate, Military and Personalized or Initial Reserve plates will be on the Ohio Pride sheeting. The Beautiful Ohio design will only be available as a standard license plate at your local Deputy Registrar until June 30, 2013, or until the inventory is depleted.

I have a Personalized/Initial Reserve license plate which will need to be replaced, what license plate design will I receive?

Effective April 15, 2013, you will receive the Ohio Pride license plate design. Beautiful Ohio will only be available as a standard license plate.

What vehicle types can be registered by purchasing the Beautiful Ohio license plate design?

If you have a passenger, non-commercial (truck or trailer), or motorcycle you may purchase a Beautiful Ohio license plate at your local Deputy Registrar until June 30, 2013, if they still have inventory.

I have a commercial vehicle to register; will I still be able to purchase a Beautiful Ohio license plate?

No, the Ohio Pride design will be issued for all the following vehicle types: Commercial (truck and trailers), Farm, Church Bus, Transit Bus, and Motorcycle.

What license plate design will I receive at the IRP office?

Effective April 15, 2013, all online orders made via www.OHCORS.com will receive the Ohio Pride License Plate. If visiting an IRP location, the registrant will receive the Beautiful Ohio plates until stock has been depleted.

Who designed the plate?

Governor Kasich's staff, the BMV and the Columbus College of Art and Design worked together on the design. Click here for more details.