There are a number of things that the citizens of Ohio will have to do to keep in compliance with its laws. When first moving to this state, you will have to make sure that you register your car with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). After you do this, you will have to renew this every year in order to avoid being fined. Luckily, you will not have to keep up with this on your own due to the fact that Ohio will send out a notice to remind you. Once you have received this notice, here is what you will need to do:

Going online to renew

There is a definite advantage to going online to renew your registration. If you are looking to make your payment for renewal online, you will need to go to the Ohio online renewal page. Once you are there, you will need to enter in the following information:

  • The last four number of your Social Security number
  • Your license plate number
  • Payment for the fees that you owe

Calling into renew your registration

The next method that you will be able to take advantage of when trying to renew your registration is calling in. Here is what you will need to do in order to renew your registration by phone:

  • Call 866-868-0006
  • Put in your Social Security number
  • Enter in a credit or debit card number to pay the fees you owe

Renew in person

If you want to renew the registration in person, you will need to go to the Deputy Registrar’s office. Here is what you will have to bring with you:

  • The renewal notice that you have received in the mail
  • Proof that you have insurance
  • The title to the vehicle
  • A Registration Information and Authorization to Register form
  • Payment for the fees that are owed

Fees for registration renewal in Ohio

Here are the fees that you will have to pay to renew your registration in Ohio:

  • A passenger vehicle is $34.50
  • A motorcycle is $28.50
  • Light trucks are $49.50

The emissions inspections

The following counties will require you to get an emissions test performed before you are able to renew your registration:

  • Cuyahoga
  • Geauga
  • Lake
  • Lorain
  • Medina
  • Portage
  • Summit

If you need more information on this process, be sure to visit the Ohio DMV website.

This article originally appeared on YourMechanic.com as How to Renew Your Car Registration in Ohio and was authored by Valerie Johnston.


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