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ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Commercial Radio & TV License Plates

Special Plates Types

Commercial Radio & TV License Plates


General Information
Any resident of Ohio who holds an un-revoked and unexpired official radio broadcasting station or commercial television broadcasting station license issued by the FCC, may apply for these plates.
Registrant Eligibility
A copy of the current FCC license that shows the broadcasting company's call sign.
Title Requirements Ohio Certificate of Title issued in company's name, or vehicle leased by company.
Vehicle Information
These plates may be issued to passenger vehicles, commercial trucks and recreational vehicles and house vehicles. Body type on title or registration card will determine fees.
Type of Plates Manufactured plates inscribed with the official call letters of the radio or TV station only.
Issuance Information
Plates must be obtained through the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Columbus. These plates cannot be issued by a Deputy Registrar agency.
There is an annual fee for Commercial Radio/TV plates of $10.00, in addition to 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)