ODPS | Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Welcome to the ODPS | Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Skip Navigation

Please Note: You are viewing the non-styled version of this Web page. Either your browser does not support Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) or it is disabled. We suggest upgrading your browser to the latest version of your favorite Internet browser.


ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Drivers with Excessive Tickets Excluded from Registration - D.E.T.E.R.


Due to the passage of Substitute House Bill 30 of the 125th General Assembly, the Registrar of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicle is now permitted as of March 23, 2005, to block a motor vehicle registration for failure to pay a single non-criminal disability parking violation judgment. 

Blocking a vehicle registration

If you have three parking violations or one single violation for parking in a handicap parking space, your registration will be blocked until you pay the fees, per Section 4521.10 of the Ohio Revised Code. In order to remove the registration blocks, all outstanding judgments must be paid. A five-dollar fee ($5.00) per judgment is required in addition to the judgment dollar amount. You must contact the Violations Bureau, listed on your letter, and make payment in full to them 10 days before you can complete any vehicle registration activity. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles and Deputy Registrars WILL NOT accept payment for judgments.

Removing a vehicle registration block

The BMV will remove a vehicle registration block and permit vehicle registration activity when:

  1. Status changes are received via FTP electronic medium from all involved TVB/PVB jurisdictions
  2. Judgments are satisfied from all involved jurisdictions
          • Payment information received directly from the Agency
          • Presentation of a valid clearance form for the registrant faxed to the BMV by the Agency
          • Presentation of a valid clearance form for the registrant to a Deputy Registrar
          • Notification from the Agency that judgments are dismissed, reversed on appeal or canceled
ODPS | BMV | Contacts

The customer can call the BMV phone center at 614-752-7600 or the Parking Violation Bureau that issued the ticket.

Locations for Parking Violations Bureau - Main Contact List

Akron Municipal Court Justice Center

217 South High Street, Room 742

Akron, OH  44308

(330) 375-2544

City of Athens Auditors Office

11 North College Street

Athens, OH  45701

(740) 592-3308

Bowling Green City Police

175 W. Wooster St.

Bowling Green, OH 43402


City of Cleveland Parking Violations
Justice Center, Level 2

1200 Ontario Street

Cleveland, OH  44113

(216) 664-4744

City of Columbus Parking Violations

2700 Impound Lot Road

Columbus, OH  43207

(614) 645-6400

Fairport Harbor Police Department

220 Third St.

Fairport Harbor, OH 44077


Hamilton County Justice Center

1000 Sycamore, Room 115

Cincinnati, OH  45202

(513) 946-6041

City of Lakewood

12650 Detroit Ave.

Lakewood, OH 44107


City of Mansfield Utilities Collection

99 Park Avenue East

Mansfield, OH  44902

(419) 755-9670

City of Munroe Falls

43 Munroe Fall Avenue

Munroe Fall  OH 44262

(330) 688-7491

Norwood Clerk of Courts Office

4701 Montgomery Road

Norwood, OH  45212

(513) 458-4535

South Euclid Parking Violation Bureau

1349 S Green Rd.

Euclid, OH 44121


City of Stow Police Department

3800 Darrow Road

Stow, OH  44224

(330) 689-5700

City of Toledo Central Parking System

227 North Saint Clair Street

Toledo, OH  43604

(419) 242-7515

Olmsted Mayors Court

26100 Bagley Road

Olmsted Falls, OH  44138

(440) 235-5552
ext. 2344

Put In Bay Mayors Court

435 Catawba Avenue

Put In Bay OH  43456

(419) 285-2443