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Vehicle Registration

Multi-Year/Staggered Registration

Multi-Year and Permanent Registration for Trailers and Semi-Trailers

Commercial trailers and semi-trailers can be registered from one to eight years at any deputy registrar license agency.

Multi-year registrations may transfer from one commercial trailer to another. The following transactions can be completed under the multi-year process:

  • New
  • New/renew
  • Replace/renew
  • Renew
  • Transfer/renew
  • Replace/renew/transfer

For fleets of at least 100 registered commercial trailers, universal validation stickers without specific plate numbers are available at no additional cost. Weight stickers are not issued.

Permanent Registration Plates

Customers may pay eight years of registration fees to receive a non-transferable, permanent registration plate.

  • Only new registrations can be completed as a permanent plate.
  • Permanent registration is not eligible for a class transfer from commercial trailer to non-commercial trailer.
  • Permanent plates have “permanent” printed between the bolt holes and “no exp” (no expiration) printed in the bottom right corner to indicate no validation sticker is required.
  • You will receive a 30-day trailer temporary window card until the arrival of your permanent license plate by mail within 10-14 business days from the date of purchase.


For information regarding IRP registration for commercial trailers, click HERE.

Ohio Revised Code: 4503.103

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