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The BMV received many submissions in response to their request for BMV-related artwork! BMV staff narrowed the artwork down to these 5 submissions. Please log onto BMV’s Facebook page and vote for your favorite piece. The winner will be announced Friday, May 1. The winner’s artwork will be permanently displayed in the BMV headquarters in Columbus and temporarily displayed in the Statehouse over the summer.

Did you know you can add 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? It is easy to do! Register for Next of Kin today!
We are excited to announce another successful installation of the BMV Self-Service Terminal! Now you can skip waiting in line and renew your vehicle registration in 60 seconds at the Marcs located at 1828 West Henderson Road in Columbus.

This is part of a planned one-year pilot project to test Self-Service Terminals so the general public can obtain vehicle registrations and stickers…not where the BMV is, but where you are.

Over the next few months, self-service terminals will be installed at other locations across the state. Check BMV's web site for locations and details!
Preparing to get your license for the first time? Here's what you need to know!
Do you have a personalized plate?
We want to hear from you! E-mail us a photo of you with your personalized plate and tell us how you chose your plate's message.

You could be featured on BMV's Facebook page and official website. You could also win a decorative plate award with the personalization of your choice!

Plates must be current and valid. Winners selected quarterly.
49% of adults say they have been passengers when the driver was texting #justdrive #saferohio
Motorcyclists have all the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle driver on the roadway. Motorists and riders are reminded to safely #sharetheroad.
Did you know 35,782 people have enrolled in the fee payment plan since the July 15, 2013 implementation? Are you eligible?
1,600 High School students in Guernsey County heard from local law enforcement and 10TV's Dom Tiberi about Maria's Message and the dangers of distracted driving
Buying a New Vehicle? Did you know that an Ohio motor vehicle dealer is required to provide you with your new title within 30 days of the purchase of your new vehicle? Click here for more information.
BMV Art Contest Deadline This Friday
BMV's experiment is welcome
BMV kiosk draws curious to Westerville supermarket
State Lawmaker Pushes For Tougher Penalties Against Distracted Drivers
FlashbackFriday - Check out the first test ever taken at the Hilliard BMV on Cemetery Road.
The first BMV Self-Service terminal debuted this past week at the Marcs in Westerville! Now you can skip waiting in line and renew your vehicle registration in 60 seconds. This is part of a planned one-year pilot project to test Self-Service Terminals so the general public can obtain vehicle registrations and stickers...not where the BMV is, but where you are. Over the next few months, self-service terminals will be installed at other locations across the state.
In honor of Autism Awareness Month
More experienced drivers are actually worse at texting and driving, study shows
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Robin Meadows is this quarter’s “What’s on Your Plate” winner with her personalized plate, SURVR2X. Robin is a two-time breast cancer survivor and chose her plate to spread awareness and to show you can survive breast cancer, even twice. We are happy to report Robin is in her 8th year being cancer free!

We still want to hear from you! E-mail us a photo of you with your personalized plate and tell us how you chose your plate’s message. Plates must be current and valid. You could be featured on BMV’s Facebook page and BMV’s official website. You could also win a decorative plate award with the personalization of your choice! Winners selected quarterly.

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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 also may allow your emergency contact person(s) to share your current medical information with medical professionals providing emergency treatment if you are involved in an emergency or otherwise unable to communicate.

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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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