A Message From Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Registrar, Charles Norman

Effective March 19, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will be closing 181 BMV deputy registrar locations. Five locations will remain open to provide the following services ONLY:

Issuance of commercial driver licenses, or CDLs
Renewal of CDLs
All other services will be discontinued

Also, we will close 52 driver examination stations until further notice. Five locations will remain open to perform commercial knowledge exams ONLY.

The below five Deputy Registrar and Driver Examination stations will be open for CDL services only, which include CDL Renewal, TIPIC, HAZMAT endorsement, and knowledge testing:

Central Ohio:

Deputy Registrar – 4503 Kenny Road, Columbus 43220
Driver Exam Station – 4738 Cemetery Road, Columbus 43026

NE Ohio:

Deputy Registrar – 22125 Rockside Road, Bedford 44146
Driver Exam Station – 22123 Rockside Road, Bedford 44146

SE Ohio:

Deputy Registrar – 142 Gross Street, Suite B, Marietta 45750
Driver Exam Station – 142 Gross Street, Suite A, Marietta

NW Ohio:

Deputy Registrar – 1616 E. Wooster Street, Suite 30, Bowling Green 43402
Driver Exam Station – 1616 E. Wooster Street, Suite 30, Bowling Green 43402

SW Ohio:

Deputy Registrar – 10938 Hamilton Avenue, Mt. Healthy 45231
Driver Exam Station – 10940 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati 45231

We will continue with CDL testing and issuance is based on the need to keep our supply chain open and moving. Supplies, whether medical, cleaning or food supplies are critical to the healthcare and welfare of our citizens.

We are advising law enforcement to use discretion to adjust enforcement and are asked to give consideration to a driver whose license expired last week and may have been unable to renew due to agency closure or a self-quarantine situation.

We have directed the BMV to instruct car dealerships to issue temporary tags for 90 days and pause suspensions for failure to pay or renew a license.

We are also encouraging customers to renew vehicle registrations online at bmv.ohio.gov or by mail.

Please visit www.bmv.ohio.gov or call the BMV at 844-644-6268.


2 thoughts on “A Message From Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Registrar, Charles Norman

  1. I am wondering what people trying to sell a vehicle or buy from a private owner is to do during this time? Can the title be notarized and the new owner drive the vehicle without it being transfered and without a tag? There is no mention in this article or from the governor. Not all people can buy from a car lot.thanks for your time.

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