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Ohio BMVs Close to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

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

To find a list of open BMV or testing location or for more information, visit

For questions or to discuss COVID-19’s effect on you or your business, contact a member of the HBK CPAs & Consultants team.

About the Author(s)
Amy is a manager of HBK's Manufacturing Industry Group and is located in the Youngstown, Ohio office. She joined the firm in 2019, after spending thirteen years in the manufacturing industry. Amy has experience navigating strategic and financial matters associated with manufacturing companies. She works closely with these companies to help them plan, execute, and meet their short- and long-term goals.
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