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ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Emergency Medical Service License Plates

Special Plates Types

Emergency Medical Service 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

A copy of the vehicle acquisition form or vehicle listing sheet - with the Red Stamp affixed (A vehicle must be re-inspected every years).

A copy of the current wall certificate (certificate of licensure) issued by the Ohio Medical Transportation Board with the Red Stamp affixed.
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
Currently, all emergency vehicles, regardless of how titled, are registered as passenger vehicles.
Type of Plates System assigned plates only inscribed with the letters: EMS Vehicle.
Issuance Information Plates must be obtained through the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Columbus. These plates are also issued at Deputy Registrar license agencies.
There is an annual fee for EMS 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
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 county of residence. (See county information)


No postage is required if renewed at Deputy Registrar.