Ohio Licenses and ID

In the state of Ohio, the Motor Vehicle Administration (BMV) handles all your licensing and ID needs. Whether you need to apply for a new license, renew or replace an existing one, or change the address or name on your license, the BMV will help you. To get you jump-started on these procedures, invest in our Ohio License Easy Guide, which contains helpful forms and links that will make your BMV experience a breeze. Read more about each service below:

1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.

3: Via a DMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DMV office. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DMV allows you to make a personal appointment.




Renew License

Ready to renew your Ohio drivers license? We've collected helpful information and links that will make the process a breeze. Read more to get started on renewing your license in the state of Ohio.

Apply for New License

Getting your first drivers license is an exciting venture. However, there are certain procedures, including tests, that you must complete in order to obtain a new Ohio drivers license. Our Ohio License Easy Guide will put you on the right path to obtaining your new license in no time.

Replace License

Should your Ohio drivers license get lost, stolen or destroyed, you must replace it as soon as possible. Luckily, we've gathered all the information and links to help you get a replacement in no time. Read more below to get started on replacing your Ohio drivers license.

Change of Address

If you move in the state of Ohio, you must update your address on your license. The process isn't difficult, and we've made it easy to get this done in a timely manner. Read more below for information on how to complete a change of address on your Ohio drivers license.

Change of Name

If you change your legal name for any reason, you must update your name on your Ohio drivers license. Our Ohio License Easy Guide will help you get started on this process quickly. Read below for how to get started with your change of name process.

Suspended License

Your license can be suspended for any number of reasons. After serving your suspension period, you'll want to reinstate your Ohio drivers license so you can get back on the road again. We've collected helpful information to assist you with reinstating your license as soon as you're eligible.

Identification Cards

Even if you don't want to drive, it is often useful to have some identification in the state of Ohio. Obtaining a state ID card is a great way to do this. We've collected information to help assist you with the application process. Read more to get started.

Motorcycle Endorsements

Ohio is a great place to take your motorcycle out for a spin. However, you'll need to makes sure you have the proper license and/or endorsement to operate your motorcycle. Read more about obtaining motorcycle endorsements in the state of Ohio.