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The grace period for expired driver's licenses, ID cards, and vehicle registrations is being extended until July 1st, 2021. 

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles says the grace period for expired driver's licenses, ID cards, and vehicle registrations is being extended until the first of December.  

Driver's license tests will resume statewide today after the COVID-19 shutdown.  

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles locations are open, but with long lines. Customers reported waiting yesterday for up to three hours at several BMVs across central Ohio. 

All but five of the state's Motor Vehicle Bureaus closed March 19 in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted says they could open later this month.  

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A package of proposed election law changes aimed at making voting easier in Ohio has been restored to a single ballot issue rather than being split into four questions. 

DeWine Closes Babershops, Salons And Most BMV Sites

Mar 18, 2020

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has ordered all babershops, nail salons, and tattoo parlours to close at the end of business today.  

A federal judge is stopping the state from using two policies that block some refugees and children of immigrants from obtaining driver's licenses. 

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The Ohio Attorney General has certified summary language and validated one thousand petition signatures for a proposal to update the voter registration system. 

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Republican Ohio Attorney General David Yost has rejected language for a potential ballot issue to expand voting rights.

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A group has filed a petition with state officials to propose placing a voting related constitutional amendment on the statewide ballot this fall. 

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A six-month pilot program that sought to help low-income Ohioans get their suspended drivers’ licenses reinstated finished up last month.

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Attorney General Dave Yost is shutting off direct access to the state's facial recognition database of driver’s license photos for thousands of local law enforcement officers, after a review of how and who was using that database.

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State officials are testing out a new online checking system in one of the places that tends to get the biggest complaints about long waits – the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

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Ohioans who had their driver's license suspended for certain violations may be able to have their reinstatement fee waived or reduced under a new program taking effect Thursday. 

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles records show the driver who caused a crash that killed three people on I-71 Sunday was never issued a driver's license. 

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The state is now offering Real ID driver's licenses, as part of new federal security regulations for traveling on commercial domestic flights.  

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The Ohio Department of Public Safety says starting July 2, the state will end the same-day issuing of driver's licenses and will mail them instead.

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles says deputy registrars will soon accept credit cards as payment, following years worth of requests by the public.

Ohio Department of Public Safety officials say some motorists will soon be able to renew their vehicle registration at grocery store kiosks. 

Ohioans renewing driver's licenses or identification cards will see a new design this year.

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles is now selling license plates to support efforts to find service members who have been declared missing in action. 

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles says Ohio's last state-run BMV customer service center will close by next summer, and a new deputy registrar will open elsewhere in Columbus.  

The state of Ohio is now selling Superman license plates.

More than 2,200 Ohioans have enrolled in a program to help get suspended drivers back on the road more quickly by letting them pay license reinstatement fees in monthly installments and legally resume driving in the meantime.

New Payment Plan For Suspended Drivers Now In Effect

Jul 15, 2013

Ohio officials hope to get hundreds of thousands of suspended drivers back on the road - and in some cases back to work - more quickly by allowing them to pay license reinstatement fees in monthly installments and legally resume driving in the meantime.

A Franklin County judge has ordered a 21-year-old victim of a hit-and-run accident be taken off life support so that his organs may be harvested for donation.

Drivers Licenses For Immigrants

Apr 2, 2013

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles has agreed to issue temporary drivers licenses to immigrants who were brought here illegally as children.