Registrations, tags, titles, and driver's licenses are all handled by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Although the BMV is in charge of all tasks, it has numerous offices across the state. Depending on your needs, you can go to a County Clerk of Courts Title Office, Driver Exam Station, or Deputy Registrar License Agency. These offices operate at different hours and days of the week. Therefore, you should check the BMV locations and hours of operation before visiting. Otherwise, you can arrive at a closed office and have to come back another day.
You should take advantage of the online scheduling option for driver's exams because the BMV can be busy. You can schedule an exam at an exam station using the online form. Then, when you show up in person, you won't have to worry about dealing with a long wait.
There are some online services offered by the Ohio BMV. If you want to avoid going to the BMV, use these online services. You can:
You must go in person to complete the other tasks.
The BMV can be reached by phone or through the mail. Make sure to call the right department.
Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 16520
Columbus, OH 43216-6520
General Information: 844-644-6268
Driver license and ID cards: 614-752-7600
Reinstatement Information: 614-752-7700
Driver Exam Scheduling: 877-439-8378
Vehicle Registration: 614-752-7800
Specialized Interest Plates: 800-589-8147
Vehicle Titles: 614-752-7671