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Vehicle Registration

Multi-Year/Staggered Registration

Staggered Registration

Staggered registration assigns a new primary expiration month for commercial vehicles based on the last two numbers of the carrier's tax ID number (TIN) or Social Security number (SSN).

  • Staggered registration allows carriers to choose the best plan for their company.
  • The carrier may split fleets into predetermined months.

Fleet Vehicle Chart

Commercial Vehicle

Expiration Date

One vehicle/fleet

Primary month

Two vehicles/fleets

Primary month and secondary month*

Three vehicles/fleets

Primary month, secondary month and one assigned optional month

Four or more vehicles/fleets

Primary month, secondary month and one or two assigned optional months

*The secondary month is six months from the primary month.

  • All registrations will expire on the last day of the month.
  • All registrations are eligible for renewal 90 days prior to expiration.
  • During the transition period only, some registrations may exceed 12 months.
  • Required documents must be presented at renewal or when applying for a new commercial registration.

See the Staggered Registration Chart for more information

Ohio Administrative Code: 4501:1-7-03, 4501:1-7-05, 4501:1-7-06

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