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ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Ambulance License Plates

Special Plates Types

Ambulance License Plates


General Information
Any private emergency medical service organization as defined in section 4766.01 of the Ohio Revised Code, may apply for these plates.
Registrant Eligibility

Certificate of Licensure issued by the Ohio Department of Public Safety. (Certificate must be presented every year).

Title Requirements Ohio Certificate of Title issued in company’s name, either singly or jointly, or the name is the same name on the lease agreement.
Vehicle Information
These plates may be issued to passenger vehicles, non-commercial trucks, commercial trucks, and motor homes.
Type of Plates System assigned plates, personalized and initial reserve. All Ambulance license plates will have the word “AMBULANCE” printed directly on the plate. Special interest plates cannot be issued to Ambulances.
Issuance Information

Ambulance license plates may be ordered at any Deputy Registrar’s office. If plates are ordered at a Deputy Registrar’s office, the deputy will issue a registration card and validation stickers and provide the customer with a window permit. This window permit will allow the customer to operate their vehicle while their plates are being manufactured. All plates will be mailed to the customer at the address listed on the registration card.

Applicant must complete BMV 4705 and a Certificate of Licensure issued by the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

There is an annual fee for Ambulance plates of $7.50, in addition to normal registration fees. The fee is determined by Ohio Revised Code section 4503.49.





Special Plate Fee $7.50 $7.50
New Plate Charge* $7.50 $0.00
Special Plate Fee: Reserved $32.50 $32.50
Special Plate Fee: Personalized $57.50 $57.50
License Tax $10.00 $10.00
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 taxing district. (See Taxing District Code Book)


No postage is required if renewed at Deputy Registrar.