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Ohio's BMV: Bureau of Motor Vehicles
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Ohio's BMV: Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Find information about Ohio driver licenses, State IDs, vehicle titles, licensing and registration, and Ohio residency requirements

A division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles or BMV is the place to find everything you need to know about Ohio's driver licenses and ID cards — first issuance, renewal, restrictions and information for non U.S. citizens and commercial drivers.

The BMV offers many of its services online. Whether you're schedule a test to get your first driver's license, or renewing for the tenth time, you'll find what you need at BMV.Ohio.gov.

Find information about vehicle titling and registration, replacing or exchanging your license plates, and a downloadable digest of all Ohio's motor vehicle laws and traffic rules.

Commercial license holders can also complete many tasks online. 

Or visit BMV.Ohio.gov to find a BMV location near you. 


New Ohio Residents

New Ohio residents will need an Ohio driver license, and an Ohio title and license plates for their vehicles within 30 days of establishing residency. 

You are considered an Ohio resident once you take a job, sign a lease, buy a home, or enroll children in school. Learn more with BMV.Ohio.gov's Welcome New Resident Manual.