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Reminder: Wear Your Seatbelt
BMV issues requests for proposals (RFP) for the selection and appointment of Deputy Registrars (DRs) to operate license agencies throughout Ohio. License agencies provide driver licenses, ID cards, vehicle registrations and other services on behalf of the BMV. Deputy Registrars are independent contractors and are selected on a competitive basis as described in the Ohio Administrative Code and RFP. Here BMV staff are reviewing the RFP submissions and will award new contracts in April.
We know this weather doesn't make you want to ride your motorcycle, but Spring is just around the corner. So far, more than 1,200 people have signed up for motorcycle training. Do you ride trained?
Do you have a unique personalized license plate? Next quarter’s winner will be selected March 2! E-mail us a photo of you with your plate and tell us how you chose your plate's message. *Plates must be current and valid.
State troopers to crack down on speeding, impaired driving, seatbelt violations on I-75
Click here to find a remedial driving school close to you!
9 ways to fight the extreme weather
Did you know you can view an unofficial copy of your driving record online?
Ohio to test grocery store kiosks for vehicle registration
Calling Out Rider Risks, State By State - Ohio ranked 4!
Major Changes Proposed to Ohio Driver's Ed
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VIDEO – Ohio Pushes For Mandatory Education Course For First-Time Drivers
Don't forget to tag the BMV and Donate Life Ohio and tell us why you chose to donate life! Get your form at your local Deputy Registrar today!
Are you pet friendly? #?pickyourplate By choosing to purchase the Pets plate, a portion of the fees collected are used to help provide needed funds for spay and neuter surgeries as well as educational programs concerning proper veterinary care. More information here
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Support the Ohio Bureau Motor of Vehicles' initiative to help save and heal lives through organ, eye & tissue donation, by filling out the form. Snap a picture of yourself with the paper, tag Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles &Donate Life Ohio and share your photo on Facebook & Twitter!
Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for automobile travel. Motorists should know the safety rules for dealing with winter road emergencies. AAA reminds motorists to be cautious while driving in adverse weather.
Using cellphones while driving: Students stand on bridges and count area motorists; numbers aren't good.
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Need to find a CDL Skills/Testing Location? Click here.
Once you're familiar with the types of car seats and boosters and you've read our recommendations for choosing the right type of seat for your child, it's time to narrow down your search by comparing car seat makes and models. The Car Seat Finder is an easy-to-use tool that lets you do just that. Simply enter your child's birth date, weight and height below, and you'll be provided car seat type results that fit your child according to NHTSA's best practice recommendations.
Fan of the Statehouse? There's a license plate for that – Columbus Dispatch
The majority of Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicle Deputy Registrar locations across the state will be closed or offering limited services in on Monday, Jan.19, 2015, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Please be sure to call ahead to your local Deputy Registrar to verify they are open. Click here for a list of Deputy Registrar locations and phone numbers.
Need to change your address with the BMV? It's easy, just click here.
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As this quarter's "What's on Your Plate?" winner, Richard Gainey will receive a decorative license plate with the personalization of his choice.

"Santa" Richard is a professor of multimedia journalism at Ohio Northern University in Ada. He is past president of the Buckeye Santas, and he makes numerous visits over the Christmas holidays.

Tell us about your personalized license plate! E-mail us a photo of you with your plate and tell us how you chose your plate's message. Plates must be current and valid. Winners selected quarterly.

Next of Kin logo Emergency Contact Information  

Next of Kin (NOK)

Adds emergency contact information to your driving record, for law enforcement purposes only, in the event one of your family members would need to be contacted regarding an emergency situation.
You can now allow your emergency contact person(s) to share your current medical information with medical professionals providing emergency medical treatment, if you are ever involved in an emergency or otherwise unable to communicate.

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Download commonly requested BMV forms. Available in (PDF) format.

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Browse BMV facts and figures all the way back to 2006.

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Retrieve Ohio Crash Reports.

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Ohio photo ID cards for children will assist authorities in the event that a child is reported missing.

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The opportunity to impact lives starts with a personal commitment to be an organ, eye and tissue donor.

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OPLATES.com allows you to renew one or more vehicles and/or select and purchase specialty plates in minutes.