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Title-Related Processes

Exporting a Vehicle from Ohio

Exporting means shipping or transporting a motor vehicle from inside the United States to a destination outside the United States. A vehicle owner who is exporting a motor vehicle titled in Ohio must comply with Ohio vehicle exporting procedures.

  • A motor vehicle dealer must apply for a non-resident title in the name of the purchaser
  • Ensure the title is properly in the name(s) of the owner(s) of the motor vehicle and any assignment is to the purchaser, as applicable.
  • Make copies of the certificate of title for your records.

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Title Support Section will enter an inactive status and retain the title submitted as evidence. You will be supplied two documents that show ownership for proof of export:

  1. Certified receipt of title surrender
  2. Two certified copies of the surrendered title

What Do I Need to Send to the Ohio BMV?

Mail required documents to:

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Title Support Section
PO Box 16520
Columbus, OH 43216-6520

If you need additional information, please contact U.S. Customs and Border Protection, (800) 227-5511.

Ohio Revised Code: 4505.21

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