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Deputy Registrar Customer Satisfaction Survey Results:
2013 – 21,641 Surveys Completed / Statewide Overall Score: 97.83%
2012 – 13,323 Surveys Completed / Statewide Overall Score: 97.26%
2011 – 16,833 Surveys Completed / Statewide Overall Score: 96.80%

Ohio BMV picked as #1 in customer satisfaction in USA. See Washington Post article from May 16, 2014, and www.DMV.com

Check out the latest DPS news in 90! This is a weekly update of what we've been doing and what is coming up!
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Kim Oxender received the BMV's first "What's On Your Plate" award in December 2013. She was selected from 30 submissions for her powerful story. Kim chose the Donate Life plate with her son Kaleb's nickname on it "KBOB." Kaleb was killed in an auto accident in June 2013. Kaleb was an organ donor, and the same day he died, someone received Kaleb's eyes, making it possible to see for the very first time! Someone else received one of Kaleb's heart valves and the family recently received a letter from a pro football player, thanking them for Kaleb's gift of donation, because he needed a tissue transplant of his knee and he received Kaleb's. Now, Kaleb's story is featured on Donate Life'’s posters!
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Tell us about your personalized license plate! E-mail us a photo of you with your plate at and tell us how you chose your plate's message. Plates must be current and valid. Winners selected quarterly.
Auto Title North Moves to New Facility at 980 Morse Road
It's #DrowsyDriving Prevention Week. Tell us-- how do YOU combat drowsy driving?
Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Receives National Award
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General Information

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Robby Nowe's pledge to drive safely:
“I am a newly licensed driver in Powell, Ohio. I plan to do everything I can to be an extremely safe driver. I plan on doing this by never texting and driving, always following the speed limit, never driving past curfew, never driving with too many people in the car, and preventing myself from getting distracted by not doing things that will cause my driving to be impaired.”

New Drivers: E-mail us a photo of yourself with your car keys and tell us about your plan to drive safely!

 

As this quarter's "What's on Your Plate?" winner, Laurel Lewis will receive a decorative license plate with the personalization of their choice.

In 1957, Laurel’s grandmother registered her car in her name. The license plate she was assigned was VX 944. When Laurel’s grandmother stopped driving in late 1970, she asked her daughter, Laurel’s mother, to please continue to use the plate VX 944. When Laurel’s mother stopped driving two years ago, she asked Laurel is she would continue the mother/daughter tradition. Laurel retold the story to her 21 year-old daughter and before she had the chance to finish, her daughter (with tears in her eyes) asked if she too could continue the tradition someday. Every time Laurel sees her plate, she thinks of her mother and grandmother and takes comfort knowing her daughter will feel the same way someday.

Tell us about your personalized license plate! E-mail us a photo of you with your plate and tell us how you chose your plate's message. Plates must be current and valid. Winners selected quarterly.

Next of Kin logo Emergency Contact Information  

Next of Kin (NOK)

Adds emergency contact information to your driving record, for law enforcement purposes only, in the event one of your family members would need to be contacted regarding an emergency situation.
You can now allow your emergency contact person(s) to share your current medical information with medical professionals providing emergency medical treatment, if you are ever involved in an emergency or otherwise unable to communicate.

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Download commonly requested BMV forms. Available in (PDF) format.

 
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Browse BMV facts and figures all the way back to 2006.

 
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Retrieve Ohio Crash Reports.

 
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Ohio photo ID cards for children will assist authorities in the event that a child is reported missing.

 
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The opportunity to impact lives starts with a personal commitment to be an organ, eye and tissue donor.

 
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OPLATES.com allows you to renew one or more vehicles and/or select and purchase specialty plates in minutes.