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ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Amateur Radio License Plates

Special Plates Types

Amateur Radio License Plates


General Information
Owners or lessees of motor vehicles who are residents of Ohio and hold an unrevoked and unexpired official amateur radio station license issued by the Federal Communications Commission may apply for these plates. The official call letters will be the license plate numbers. There are no options.
Registrant Eligibility
Owner must must provide evidence of the un-revoked and unexpired official amateur radio license issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) The customer may present a copy of a physical license issued by the FCC or submit by electronic means (smartphone, IPad, etc.).
Title Requirements Ohio Certificate of Title issued in the same name as the FCC license, either singly or jointly, or the name on the FCC license is the same name on the lease agreement.
Vehicle Information
These plates may be issued to passenger vehicles, non-commercial trucks, recreational vehicles, house vehicles and non-commercial trailers.
Type of Plates Plates will be manufactured with the FCC license.
Issuance Information

Amateur Radio plates cannot be issued with system assigned, reserved, or personalized plate formats.

Renewal of plates can be done at your local Deputy Registrar or by mail using their renewal notice. Amateur Radio License Holders must provide a copy of their current unexpired and unrevoked official amateur radio license issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) at the time of any type renewal transaction.

All plates will be mailed directly to the address on your registration card unless customer requests otherwise. The deputy will issue your registration card, stickers and provide you with a permit which will allow you to operate your vehicle while your plates are being manufactured.

Special license plate applications are available at all Deputy Registrar license agency locations or can be downloaded by clicking HERE.
These plates cost an additional $10.00 annually plus the normal registration fees. The fee is determined by Ohio Revised Code section 4503.14.





Special Plate Fee $10.00 $10.00
New Plate Charge* $7.50 $0.00
License Tax: Passenger Car $31.00 $31.00
License Tax: Recreational Vehicle Up to $46.00 Up to $46.00
License Tax: Noncom Tk/Mtr Home Up to $81.00 Up to $81.00
Permissive Tax** $0.00 - $20.00 $0.00 - $20.00
Deputy Fee $3.50 $3.50
Plate Reflectorization Fee $0.25 per plate $0.00
County Sticker(s) $0.25 $0.00
Postage*** current rate current rate



The $7.50 fee does not apply if it is the first time the vehicle is registered by the owner or if the vehicle has not been plated in the last 12 months.


Permissive Tax is based upon customer's county of residence. (See county information)


No postage is required if renewed at Deputy Registrar.