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The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) was awarded the Document Security Excellence Award by the Coalition for a Secure Driver's License, a non-profit, crime prevention, educational charity based in Washington D.C.

The award captures the elements of contemporary security advancements to prevent counterfeiting or altercation, while providing the essential readability and recognizable features needed by law enforcement and the business community.

August 27, 2018

In honor of Purple Heart Day, the BMV wanted to remind you that we offer a purple heart license plate.
*Applicant must show proof of his/her DD214 showing award of Purple Heart. No additional fees for these license plates.*

August 7, 2018

Did you know we offer specialty plates? The Chan family in Blue Ash chose the FC Cincinnati special plate!
Visit http://bit.ly/2t0pEw4 to find yours! #WhatsOnYourPlate?

July 31, 2018

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July 27, 2018

Did you know that some BMV Driver Examination Stations allow walk-ins for the driving portion of the test? Check out the locations at https://adobe.ly/2HI20sb

July 24, 2018

Do you know what documents are needed for the NEW Ohio Standard vs. Compliant driver license and ID cards? Check out this video!

Still have questions? Click here.

June 27, 2018

Did you know that some BMV Driver Examination Stations allow walk-ins for the driving portion of the test? Check out the locations here

May 18, 2018

Fast. Easy. Convenient. Schedule your road test online today at www.ohiodrivingtest.com

May 1, 2018

Did you know that some BMV Driver Examination Stations allow walk-ins for the driving portion of the test? Check out the locations at https://adobe.ly/2HI20sb

April 17, 2018

Today is Autism Awareness Day. Did you know that when you purchase an Autism Ohio license plate, $25 of your fee goes to help individuals with autism and their families? Click here

April 2, 2018

The BMV officially began accepting walk-in customers for road driving tests in 2017. The walk-in road testing originated at the driver exam station in Hilliard beginning Jan. 2017 and has expanded. To date, 28,883 walk-in tests have been conducted.

March 20, 2018

Did you know? The Driver Simulator pilot program went live on July 13, 2017, at the driver exam station on Morse Road in Columbus, Ohio. The Driver Simulator software was constructed to provide participants with typical driving scenarios that test the ability of the driver to respond appropriately. Common scenarios include routine traffic controls, merging, emergency vehicles, school zones, pedestrians and railroad crossings. The Ohio BMV is leading the nation through implementation of portable driver simulators in three driver exam stations within Franklin County.

February 23, 2018

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, child safety seats have been shown to reduce fatal injury by 71% for infants (under 1 year) and 54% for toddlers (1 - 4 years) in passenger cars.
Are you using the right seat? Find out here

February 13, 2018

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