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Ohio BMV Resource Links & FAQs

Here you’ll find everything you need to prepare for your tests and tasks with the Ohio BMV.

Driver’s license and vehicle tasks are completed with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The official website for the Ohio BMV is:

Online Services at the Ohio BMV

If you can avoid a trip to your local DMV office, you’re in luck. The Ohio BMV offers the following services online:

  • Renew your plates.
  • Replace your registration.
  • Change your address.
  • Schedule tests.
  • Check the status of your driver’s license.

Visit to set up an online account and complete your driver’s license and vehicle tasks online.

Ohio Driver’s Licenses & Learner’s Permits is designed to help you prepare for and pass your DMV written tests – all for free!

We want you to focus on studying and being a safe driver. We don’t think you should pay extra for this.

Ohio BMV Practice Tests

Ohio BMV Permit Practice Test

Road Signs & Traffic Signals Practice Test

Free Ohio BMV Cheat Sheets & Study Guides (Including Free PDF Print-Outs)

We also provide overviews of the steps you’ll need to take at the DMV, so you can be better prepared and know what to expect when it comes time to make a visit to your local office or complete a task online or through the mail. You’ll also find tips and guides designed to help make you the most knowledgeable driver and vehicle owner as possible.

How to Get a Driver’s License in Ohio

Driver’s Education in Ohio

REAL ID Identification Requirements at the DMV

Driver’s License for Undocumented Immigrants

Driving Safety Topics: Distracted Driving, Defensive Driving, DUI, Seat Belt Laws, and More!

Ohio Motorcycle License & CDL

Are you interested in obtaining other types of driver’s licenses and endorsements in Ohio? has you covered!

Ohio Motorcycle License Practice Tests & Application Requirements

Ohio Motorcycle Written Exam Simulation

Free CDL Practice Tests & Guides

Ohio Car Registration & Title

After you get your driver’s license, you’re going to need something to drive, right? We’ve got the information you’ll need to get started.

Ohio Car Registration & Title Information

Smog Check & Vehicle Inspection Requirements

Car Insurance Requirements

Vehicle History Reports

Free Bill of Sale Form

Ohio License & Registration FAQs

What documents do I need to get an Ohio driver’s license?

You’ll need to prove your identity, Ohio residency, and Social Security Number.

How do I renew my driver’s license in Ohio?

Visit the BMV office to renew your license.

How long do I have to renew my Ohio driver’s license after it expires?

If you license has been expired for more than 6 months, you need to start a new application and pass the tests again.

Do I need a new driver’s license when I move to Ohio?

Yes, you’ll need to transfer your out-of-state license when you become an Ohio resident.

When will I receive my Ohio driver’s license after renewing or replacing it?

Your updated license should arrive within a few weeks.

Can I get a copy of my Ohio registration online?

Yes, you can.

How do I renew my car registration in Ohio?

You can renew online or in person.

Can I renew my car registration online in Ohio?

Yes, you can.

What happens if my Ohio car registration is expired?

You may be charged a late fee.

When will I receive my Ohio car registration and license plate stickers/tabs after I renew or replace them?

New registration documents and stickers are usually mailed within a few weeks.

How much of my Ohio car registration is tax deductible?

You can deduct your car registration fees from your federal income taxes if a portion of your registration is based on the vehicle’s value. Refer to your registration documents for details.

Do I need to register my vehicle when moving to Ohio?

Yes, you will.

Ohio BMV Office Locations & Appointments

Sometimes there’s nothing you can do to avoid a trip to the DMV.

Use the Ohio office finder to locate DMVs near you:

Here you’ll be able to find:

  • Addresses and directions.
  • DMV Office Hours.
  • Holiday and Weekend Schedules.
  • Acceptable forms of payment.
  • Current wait times, if available.

Remember, if you do have to visit the Ohio BMV, it’s always a good idea to make an appointment. This can help reduce the time you’ll need to spend there.

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