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ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Standard License Plate

Ohio Pride plate design

What are Standard Plates

Standard license plates are manufactured for customers who do not wish to have a personalized or special interest license plate. Standard plates are pre-manufactured with consecutive numbers only and are never personalized. Example ABC 1234. Standard license plates may be issued to any Ohio resident. Registrants automatically receive a standard license plate when a personalized, initial reserve or special interest license plate is not requested.

Standard license plates do not require an additional fee. The fee for standard license plates only includes regular registration fees. For more information regarding registration fees please CLICK HERE.

How are Standard license plates obtained?

Deputy Registrar - Requests for standard license plates can be made at any Deputy Registrar's office. All standard license plates will be provided to the customer at the time of purchase.

OPLATES.com - OPLATES.com allows you to renew one or more vehicles with standard plates in minutes. This site also offers you the opportunity to change your address online with the BMV.

By Mail - Customers may receive a standard license plate by sending in their annual renewal notice by mail. Customers who are out of state may submit an Application for Out-of-State Registration by Mail (BMV 4625).

By Telephone - Requests for standard license plates may be made by calling the Ohio BMV at 1-800-589-TAGS (1-800-589-8247). Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

*Note: All first time vehicle registrations must be done in person at a local Deputy Registrar office or by submitting the Application for Out of State Registration (BMV 4625), if at the time of your initial registration; you are temporarily residing out of state or country.