Renew Registration in Ohio

Need to renew your Ohio car registration? We've collected helpful information that will save you some time, and we offer links to resources that will get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.

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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.

Renewing Your Ohio vehicle registration

Renewing your tag is an easy process in Ohio, as you are given option of renewing in person, online, or via mail.

Ohio allows some drivers to renew their registration online, provided that they meet the certain state requirements. Register online by clicking here.

To renew your Ohio vehicle registration in person, find a local BMV office. You will also be required to present payment for the required fees, a valid form of ID and an emissions certificate (if applicable).

You are only eligible to renew your tag by mail if you out of state or can’t make it into an office. To renew by mail, complete an emissions inspection, if applicable, complete the registration renewal card that you have received in the mail prior to expiration, place the renewal card and a check, or money order, in the envelope attached. Mail it to the address listed. Your new Ohio car registration sticker should arrive within ten days.