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Vehicle Registration

Drivers with Excessive Tickets Excluded from Registration (DETER)

The registrar of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) has the authority to block a motor vehicle registration for failure to pay a single non-criminal disability parking violation judgment or three parking violations.

To remove the registration block and complete any vehicle registration activities, all outstanding judgments must be paid in full. In addition, a $5.00 BMV fee per judgment is required.

The BMV will remove a vehicle registration block and permit vehicle registration activity when:

  • Judgments are satisfied and staus changes are received from all involved Traffic Violation and Parking Violation Bureaus (TVB/PVB)
  • Note: Payments are NOT ACCEPTED by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles or deputy registrars.

Traffic Violation and Parking Violation Bureaus

Local Traffic Violation Bureaus
Cleveland PVB (216) 664-4744
Columbus PVB (614) 645-6400
East Cleveland PV Div (216) 681-2331
Akron (330) 375-2544
Cincinnati PVB (513) 352-4899
Mansfield (419) 755-9738
Columbus Airport (614) 239-4071
Martins Ferry (740) 633-2876
Toledo (419) 242-7515
Norwood (513) 458-4535
OBMV (614) 752-6674
Athens (740) 592-3308
Lisbon (330) 424-7810
Stow (330) 689-5790
Beachwood (216) 464-2343
Olmsted Falls (440) 427-2344
Munroe Falls (330) 688-7494
Put-In Bay (419) 285-2443
Lakewood (216) 529-6761
Fairport Harbor (440) 352-3150
Bowling Green (419) 352-2571
South Euclid (216) 691-4252
Brook Park Mayors Court (216) 433-7061
Broadview Mayors Court (440) 526-4895
Cuyahoga Falls Mayors Court (330) 971-5651
Canton (330) 489-3204
Mayfield Heights (440) 442-2323
Chagrin Falls (440) 247-5036
Strongsville (440) 580-3230

Ohio Revised Code: 4521.10

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