Ohio Vehicle Registration

Registering your car in the state of Ohio is a fairly simple process. Typically, dealerships handle car registration for you, but if you purchase a car from a private seller or are gifted a car in any other way, you must register your car with the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD). Whether you need to apply for a new car registration, renew or replace an existing one, or change your address or name on your car registration, we're here to help. 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.




New Car Registration

Registering your car in the state of Ohio is a fairly simple process. In Ohio, you must register your car as soon as possible. Read more to get started on registering your car in the state of Ohio.

Renew Car Registration

Is it time to renew your Ohio car registration? We've compiled information and links to help you with renewing your car registration in the state of Ohio. Read more to get started on renewing your car registration.

Replace Car Registration

Should your Ohio car registration get lost, stolen or destroyed, you must replace it as soon as possible. Luckily, we've compiled information and links to speed up this process. Read more to get started on replacing your car registration in the state of Ohio.

Change of Address

If you move to a new residence in Ohio, it's critical that you change the address on your car registration. The process is rather simple. Read more to see how to complete a change of address on your Ohio car registration.

Change of Name

If you change your legal name in the state of Ohio, you must update your name on your car registration. It's important to get started on this as soon as the legal name change is completed. Read more about how to get started with this process in the state of Ohio.

Smog & Emissions Testing

Air pollution is a huge safety issue not only in Ohio but in the United States as a whole. Read more about the legal limits for smog and emissions testing in the state of Ohio by clicking below.