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In an effort to ensure greater security and identity protection for customers, and to comply with federal regulations, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles introduced a new Ohio driver license and identification (DL-ID) card, effective July 2, 2018. Customers have the option to choose a Compliant DL-ID or a Standard DL-ID. The two options require different identity documents.
A driver license that is current or expired less than six months can be renewed at any deputy registrar license agency at any time before the expiration date.
If an Ohio driver license that is current or expired less than six months is not presented for renewal, the applicant must provide proof of:
If applicant requests a name change, he or she must provide proof of the change.
Click HERE for more information about acceptable documents.
If the driver license is expired more than six months, a driver must obtain a temporary permit and successfully complete all required testing before a new driver license can be issued.
An Ohio license issued to a driver under 21 years of age expires on the driver’s 21st birthday. Drivers turning 21 cannot renew more than 30 days before their birthday.
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