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In honor of Autism Awareness Month
More experienced drivers are actually worse at texting and driving, study shows
2014 was a very successful year at ODPS!
How do I transfer an assigned title into my name?

After receiving an assigned title, a new buyer can proceed to any Deputy Registrar's office with the assigned title and purchase a 30-day tag. Within 30 days (in order to avoid a $5.00 late charge), proceed to a Clerk of Courts Title Office and apply for a title in your name. You will also have to pay sales & use tax on the purchase price of the vehicle. The rate varies from county to county, so phone ahead for your rate. If you have a lien holder, it must be noted on the assignment portion of the title.
Your child’s safety could be in jeopardy if your car seat is not installed correctly. Since every vehicle and car seat has different installation instructions, it’s important to install your car seat and make sure your child fits in it correctly. Click here for more details!

Do you need to change your address? Did you know you can change your address online?
Don’t forget about BMV’s High School Art Contest! Artwork must be received no later than Friday, April 17, 2015. The winner will be announced on Friday, May 1, 2015. Click the image above for details.
Ohioans May Now Show Electronic Proof of Insurance
WFMJ - Prison time sought for Kinsman man guilty of Purple Heart crime
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Robin Meadows is this quarter’s “What’s on Your Plate” winner with her personalized plate, SURVR2X. Robin is a two-time breast cancer survivor and chose her plate to spread awareness and to show you can survive breast cancer, even twice. We are happy to report Robin is in her 8th year being cancer free!

We still want to hear from you! E-mail us a photo of you with your personalized plate and tell us how you chose your plate’s message. Plates must be current and valid. You could be featured on BMV’s Facebook page and BMV’s official website. You could also win a decorative plate award with the personalization of your choice! 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 also may allow your emergency contact person(s) to share your current medical information with medical professionals providing emergency treatment if you are 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.