Ohio BMVs Close to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

Date March 20, 2020
Authors Amy M. Reynallt

On March 18, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that most Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) locations and driver examination stations will close temporarily as part of the State’s efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. Five BMV locations and five driver examination stations will remain open for issuance and renewal of commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) and commercial knowledge examinations.

As a result of the closures, the governor is asking law enforcement to use discretion and consideration in cases where a driver’s license expired during the shutdown period. In addition, car dealerships will be providing 90-day temporary tags.

Drivers needing to renew their vehicle registrations may do so by mail or by visiting www.oplates.com.

To find a list of open BMV or testing location or for more information, visit bmv.ohio.gov.

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