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ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Historical Model Year License Plates

Special Plates Types

Historical Model Year License Plates


General Information
Purpose is to allow owners of historical vehicles to use Ohio plates for the same year as their vehicle was manufactured.
Registrant Eligibility
May be issued to any Ohio motorist who currently has a Historical license plate.
Title Requirements Ohio Certificate of Title issued in individual's name, either singly or jointly, or the name is the same name on the lease agreement.
Vehicle Information
These plates may be used on any vehicle.
Type of Plates
Registrant provides his/her own plates which must be serviceable and legible and issued by Ohio and inscribed with the same year when the vehicle was manufactured.
Issuance Information
Applicant must complete BMV Form 4806 (Affidavit For Registration) and BMV Form 4853 (Historical "Model-Year" Plate Information) and submit a copy of the model year plate(s).
The fee is determined by Ohio Revised Code section 4503.181.





Transfer Fee $1.00 $0.00
Deputy Fee $3.50 $0.00
Postage* current rate current rate


No postage is required if renewed at Deputy Registrar.