Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to file a police report if my license was lost or stolen?
In the state of Ohio, it is not required to file a police report if your drivers license was lost or stolen in order to request a drivers license replacement. However, it is recommended to file a police report when dealing with a lost/stolen drivers license in order to avoid identity fraud. In order to file a police report, you can visit your local law enforcement office and speak to an officer about the incident.

For added security, you may contact your local OH BMV office to flag their record for any suspicious fraudulent activity. You can contact the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles directly at 844-644-6268. Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Ohio Driver’s License or ID Card

How can I obtain a copy of the driver manual?
Drivers can obtain a copy of the PDF version of the Digest of Ohio Motor Vehicle Laws online via the OH BMV website or you can pick up a physical copy at any Deputy Registrar Office location.The manual is available under the Forms and Publications for Download section on the site. The complete manual consists of 12 chapters and covers information on topics including:

  • Driver Licensing & Vehicle Registration
  • Commercial Driver Licensing
  • Motorcycle & Motorized Bicycle Regulations
  • Traffic Laws
  • Signs, Signals, and Pavement Markings

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Ohio

How can I renew my drivers license?
To renew your driver s licensein Ohio, you must proceed with the following steps:

  1. Visit your local OH Bureau of Motor Vehicles office.
  2. Provide your current or expired (not longer than six months) drivers license.
  3. Pay standard drivers license renewal fee of $25.75.

If you do not have your OH drivers license on hand at the time of renewal, the documents you must provide need to show proof of your full legal name, date of birth, Social Security Number, proof of citizenship and proof of residency in order to successfully renew your drivers license. Acceptable documents for proof include, but are not limited to:

  • U.S. Birth Certificate
  • Social Security card
  • Valid U.S. Passport/Passport card
  • Naturalization Papers
  • Voter Registration Card

The OH BMV accepts cash, personal checks, money orders, certified cashier checks, traveler s checks, county agency vouchers, and intra-state agency vouchers as forms of payment.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Ohio

How do I apply for a drivers license?
Once you have completed Ohio s Graduated Driver Licensing Program and are at least 18 years of age, you are eligible to obtain a full drivers license.

If you are a new resident of the state of Ohio, you must complete the following steps in order to obtain an OH drivers license:

  1. Get a copy of the Digest of Ohio Motor Vehicle Laws and study it. The booklet is available for download online or you can pick up a physical copy at your local driver examination station.
  2. Visit your local OH Bureau of Motor Vehicles office and take a vision exam. No appointment is necessary. Just make sure to check the days and hours of operation for your local BMV.
  3. If you are a new resident of OH and have a valid out-of-state license, it is not required for you to take the driving test. However, the examiner may require you to take one if you need a license restriction.
  4. Must provide proof of full legal name, date of birth, Social Security Number, proof of citizenship and proof of residency.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Ohio

How do I get a hardship license?
In order to obtain a hardship license in the state of Ohio, generally you must be a minor who is 14 or 15 years of age. The minor would be the only licensed driver in the household. The hardship license is only valid to use within a 10-mile radius from the drivers home. In special cases, a driver may be eligible to obtain a hardship license if they hold a suspended drivers license.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Ohio

How do I get a replacement license if I am in the military and stationed elsewhere?
If you are on active military duty outside of Ohio or the country, the OH BMV allows you to obtain duplicate license while out of state. To request a drivers license copy, order the out of state renewal package by calling the Telecommunications department at 614-752-7600. You can also visit the website of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles and follow the instruction provided to replace your OH drivers license.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Ohio Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I know if my license was mailed after it has been restored?
After paying the drivers license reinstatement fee and providing the required documentation, the OH DMV takes at least three days to process your request. If you have not received your restored drivers license within two weeks’ time, call the OH BMV toll free number or make an in-person visit at one of their offices.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Ohio

How do I obtain a duplicate license?
In order to obtain a duplicate drivers license in Ohio, you must take the following steps:

  • Visit your local OH Bureau of Motor Vehicles office
  • Present one primary document or one secondary document. Acceptable documents for proof include, but are not limited to:
    • U.S. Birth Certificate
    • Social Security card
    • Valid U.S. Passport/Passport card
    • Voter Registration Card
  • Sign a statement that your original license was lost or stolen
  • Pay the standard duplicate or replacement fee of $24.50

The OH BMV accepts cash, personal checks, money orders, certified cashier checks, traveler s checks, county agency vouchers, and intra-state agency vouchers as forms of payment.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Ohio Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I reinstate after a revocation as a Habitual Traffic Offender?
Depending on the offense you committed, the procedure to reinstate your suspended drivers license as a Habitual Traffic Offender will vary. To find out the exact steps you need to take, you can contact the Ohio BMV at 844-644-6268. The OH BMV recommends that you send out your suspended license reinstatement requirements approximately 20 days before your suspension end date. Completing the necessary requirements in a timely manner will allow the OH BMV to avoid any unnecessary delays and restore your full driving privileges once the suspension has come to an end.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Ohio

How do I reinstate my suspended license?
In order to reinstate suspended drivers license in Ohio, you will have to fulfill reinstatement requirements, which vary depending on the type of suspension you hold. The OH BMV recommends that you send out your suspended license reinstatement requirements approximately 20 days before your suspension end date.

Depending on what type of suspension you re under, you may have to complete one or more of the following requirements in order to fully reinstate your OH drivers license:

  • Satisfy any court requirements
  • Complete a driving course
  • Retake written knowledge and road skills tests
  • File and maintain SR22 car insurance for three to five years
  • Pay reinstatement fees which vary and are subject to change

You can pay reinstatement in person at your local OH Bureau of Motor Vehicles office, by phone, online, or by mail. All reinstatement requirement documents must be mailed to:

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Attn. RE Fee P.O. Box 16520 Columbus OH 43216-6520

For more information: Suspended License Information for Ohio

 

How do I renew my license if I am in the military and stationed elsewhere?
The Ohio BMV has a special procedure in place for those who are active duty in the military and are stationed elsewhere but wish to renew their OH drivers license. The OH BMV offers military personnel mail renewals by sending out a mail renewal packet. Once the mail renewal packet is received, you must complete it and return it to the OH BMV. The OH BMV also forgives those who have expired drivers licenses of more than six months, but apply for renewal not more than six months after their date of discharge from military duty. The standard drivers license renewal fee of $25.75 still applies.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Ohio

How do I replace my license if I am a non-U.S. citizen?
If you are a non-United States citizen, you are required to take the same steps as citizens when applying for a drivers license replacement. To successfully apply for a drivers license replacement, you must:

  • Visit your local OH Bureau of Motor Vehicles office.
  • Present ONE primary document or ONE secondary document. Acceptable documents for proof include, but are not limited to:
    • Birth Certificate
    • Social Security card
    • Voter Registration Card
    • Naturalization Document
  • Sign a statement that your original license was lost or stolen.
  • Pay the standard duplicate or replacement fee of $24.50.

The OH BMV accepts cash, personal checks, money orders, certified cashier checks, traveler s checks, county agency vouchers, and intra-state agency vouchers as forms of payment.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Ohio Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I replace my license if I lost it out of state?
For options on how to replace drivers license if it was lost out of state, you can contact the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles at 844-644-6268. Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In order to request an OH driver s license replacement, you must provide the OH BMV with the required documents, you must also sign a statement that your original license was lost or stolen and pay the standard duplicate or replacement fee of $24.50. The OH BMV accepts cash, personal checks, money orders, certified cashier checks, traveler s checks, county agency vouchers, and intra-state agency vouchers as forms of payment. The OH BMV does not currently offer online requests for driver s license replacements.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Ohio Driver’s License or ID Card

How does the DMV check my vision?
The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles requires for drivers to pass a vision exam when filling out a driver s license application. The vision exam tests for acuity, color perception, and horizontal field.The vision screening determines whether you meet the acceptable vision requirements based by the American Optometric Association, the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, and the American Medical Association recommended for licensed drivers in OH. If you fail to pass the vision exam, the deputy registrar will refer you to an eye doctor for correction or to an examining station for a second vision exam.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Ohio

How long will I have a suspended license for not taking a chemical test?
If you are stopped in the state of Ohio for drunk driving and you refuse to take the sobriety test requested by the law enforcement agency, your drivers license will be taken from you, and suspension will take place immediately. Depending on your drivers license history, your license may be suspended for a period ranging from one year to five years. You may petition the court to grant you limited driving privileges. In order to petition the court, you may file the request in the municipal, county, or juvenile court.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Ohio

How soon can I renew my driver’s license?
You are eligible to apply for renewal anytime prior to your current Ohio drivers license expiration date or up to six months after your driver s license is expired. If you choose to renew your drivers license more than 90 days before it expires, your renewed OH drivers license will be valid for three years instead of the usual four.

The OH BMV highly recommends applying for renewal of your OH drivers license no later than six months after your license expires. If your expireddrivers license surpasses the six-month expiration period, you will no longer be allowed to renew your drivers license and you will subjected to applying for an OH temporary permit. Upon applying for renewal at your OH Bureau of Motor Vehicles office, you will be required to pass a vision exam and pay the standard drivers license renewal fee of $25.75.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Ohio

If I file a police report, will my replacement fee be waived?
No, if you file a police report on your lost/stolen drivers license the replacement fee will not be waived. You will be required to pay the standard duplicate or replacement fee of $24.50. The Ohio BMV does not require you to file police reports in order to obtain a drivers license replacement, therefore, no discounts or waivers will be granted.

It is, however, recommended to file a police report when dealing with a lost/stolen drivers license in order to avoid identity fraud. In order to file a police report, you can visit your local law enforcement office and speak to an officer about the incident. For added security, you may contact your local OH BMV office to flag their record for any suspicious fraudulent activity. You can contact the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles directly at 844-644-6268. Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Ohio Driver’s License or ID Card

If my drivers license has been lost or stolen, how can I get it flagged with the DMV?
The DMV might flag your drivers license number if another driver is pulled over by the police and presents your driving license as his or her own. Also, a DMV clerk might suggest that you apply for an OH duplicate license. However, to be on the safe side, immediately report your drivers license as lost or stolen at your nearest Ohio BMV office.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Ohio Driver’s License or ID Card

Is there an age limit to renew your license?
The state of Ohio has no age limit in order to be eligible to renew your drivers license. You are eligible to apply for renewal anytime prior to your current Ohio drivers license expiration date or up to six months after your driver s license is expired. If you choose to renew your drivers license more than 90 days before it expires, your renewed OH drivers license will be valid for three years instead of the usual four.

If you re younger than 21 years of age, your OH drivers license will be valid until your 21st birthday regardless of the date it was issued. You are allowed to renew your OH drivers license within 30 days of your 21st birthday.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Ohio

What address will my replacement license be mailed to?
Your duplicate drivers license will be sent to the mailing address the OH DMV has on file. This is one of the reasons why it is imperative to inform the BMV of a change of address. If you have recently changed your place of residence, you must update your DMV records.

If you are applying for a drivers license replacement by mail, your duplicate driving license will be sent to the out-of-state address you provide in the OH BMV drivers license renewal package.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Ohio Driver’s License or ID Card

What are requirements for seniors to renew a driving license?
An Ohio driver license expires on the fifth birthday after issuance. It can be renewed anytime prior to the expiration date. However, if the license is renewed more than 90 days prior to its original expiration date, the license will expire on the drivers fourth birthday from the date of issuance. An OH driver license, commercial driver license, or motorcycle or moped license either current or expired not more than six months is accepted in order renew your drivers license as long as no other changes are needed.

For more information: Senior Drivers in Ohio

What are some violations that may constitute in a suspended license?
Violations that may result in an Ohio suspended drivers license include, but are not limited to:

In order to restore driving privileges after your OH drivers license has been suspended, you are responsible to present your reinstatement requirements in a timely manner to the OH BMV. These requirements will vary depending on what was the cause of your suspended drivers license.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Ohio

What are the consequences of driving with a suspended license?
If you drive with a suspended drivers license in Ohio, you could be faced with a first-degree misdemeanor. Consequences of a first-degree misdemeanor include:

  • 180 days in jail
  • A maximum fine of $1,000

If the reason for your license being suspended was due to failure to provide financial responsibility for your vehicle, you may be charged with an unclassified misdemeanor on the first offence. Consequences of a unclassified misdemeanor may not include jail time but may include:

  • Completion of community service hours
  • A maximum fine of $1,000

For more information: Suspended License Information for Ohio

What are the fees for a duplicate drivers license?
The standard duplicate or replacement fee of an Ohio s drivers license is $24.50. The OH BMV accepts cash, personal checks, money orders, certified cashier checks, traveler s checks, county agency vouchers, and intra-state agency vouchers as forms of payment. The OH BMV does not currently offer online requests for drivers license replacements.

In addition to having to pay the duplicate or replacement fee, you will be required to present one primary document and one secondary document to your local OH Bureau of Motor Vehicles office,and you will have to sign a statement stating that your original OH drivers license was either lost or stolen.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Ohio Driver’s License or ID Card

What are the reinstatement fees I will have to pay for a suspended license?
Your OH suspended drivers license reinstatement fee will depend on the offense you committed in order to get your license suspended. Some types of suspension fees include:

  • DUI conviction: $475
  • Minor traffic violations: $25
  • Failure to appear in court: $25
  • Child support: $25

All reinstatement fees are subject to change. If you were convicted in court, you may have to pay additional fines. The OH BMV does not accept cash to be mailed in for reinstatement fees. You are required to send a check or money order, made payable to the “Ohio State Treasurer” to the appropriate address. The OH BMV now allows for reinstatement fees to be paid online by electronic check only. No credit or debit cards are accepted. Payments processed online can take up to seven business days to process.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Ohio

What are the suspensions eligible for a hardship license?
In the state of Ohio, the OH BMV typically issues a hardship license to a minor who is 14 or 15 years of age. In order to qualify for a hardship license, the minor would be the only licensed driver in the household. The hardship license is only valid to use within a 10-mile radius from the drivers home. In special cases, a driver may be eligible to obtain a hardship license if they hold a suspended drivers license.

In order to see if you qualify for a hardship license in Ohio, you can contact the Ohio BMV at 844-644-6268. Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Saturday s 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Ohio

What do I need to do to get my driver’s license if I fail the driving test?
If you fail the Ohio driving test, you have to wait seven days before you can retake it. Luckily, you will only have to retake the part of the exam you failed. However, keep in mind that if you fail your test four times, you will have to start the entire drivers license application process all over again. Make sure you practice driving under the supervision of a parent or guardian so as to ensure that you pass the exam on the first try. It is also a good idea to take a few practice tests before heading to the Ohio BMV to take the road test.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Ohio

What documents do I need to get my drivers license?
When applying for your Ohio drivers license, the documents you must provide need to show proof of your full legal name, date of birth, Social Security Number, proof of citizenship and proof of residency. Acceptable documents for proof include, but are not limited to:

  • U.S. Birth Certificate
  • Social Security card
  • Valid U.S. Passport/Passport card
  • Naturalization Papers
  • Voter Registration Card

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Ohio

What documents do I need to present to renew my drivers license?
In order to renew your Ohio drivers license, your current or expired (not longer than six months) OH drivers license is sufficient enough proof to successfully renew. If you do not have your OH drivers license on hand at the time of renewal, the documents you must provide need to show proof of your full legal name, date of birth, Social Security Number, proof of citizenship, and proof of residency in order to successfully renew your drivers license. Acceptable documents for proof include, but are not limited to:

  • U.S. Birth Certificate
  • Social Security card
  • Valid U.S. Passport/Passport card
  • Naturalization Papers
  • Voter Registration Card

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Ohio

What documents will I need to present to replace my drivers license?
In order to request an OH drivers license replacement, you must present one primary document or one secondary document to your local OH Bureau of Motor Vehicles office. The primary document must include your full legal name and date of birth. The secondary document must include your Social Security Number. Acceptable documents for proof include, but are not limited to:

  • U.S. Birth Certificate
  • Social Security card
  • Valid U.S. Passport/Passport card
  • Voter Registration Card

Upon presenting the required documents, you must also sign a statement that your original license was lost or stolen, and pay the standard duplicate or replacement fee of $24.50. The OH BMV accepts cash, personal checks, money orders, certified cashier checks, traveler s checks, county agency vouchers, and intra-state agency vouchers as forms of payment.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Ohio Driver’s License or ID Card

What languages is the written test available in?
The written knowledge test for the state of Ohio is available in seven different languages. It may also be taken with the assistance of an interpreter, if needed. For more information regarding available language options for the written test you can contact the OH BMV at 844-644-6268. Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Ohio

What penalties will I face if I do not renew my expired drivers license?
If your expired Ohio drivers license surpasses the six-month period for accepted renewal, you will be subjected to applying for an OH temporary permit. Once you have been issued a temporary permit, you will need to re-take all the required examination before you can receive a permit, drivers license or endorsement. Exams include the written knowledge test, the road skills test, and the vision exam.

You are also required to pay all applicable fees that may vary.The OH BMV accepts cash, personal checks, money orders, certified cashier checks, traveler s checks, county agency vouchers, and intra-state agency vouchers as forms of payment.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Ohio

What should I do if I have not received my renewed license?
In the event that you have yet to receive yourrenewed license, you must contact the OH Bureau of Motor Vehicles at 844-644-6268. Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.You can also visit your local OH BMV office to inquire about the status if your renewed license. The state of Ohio does not currently offer online renewals for driver licenses. You are eligible to apply for renewal anytime prior to your current drivers license expiration date or up to six months after your driver s license is expired.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Ohio

What tests will I need to take for my drivers license?
If you are a new resident to the state of Ohio and want to obtain a new driver s license, you will need to pass a vision exam. The vision exam determines whether you meet the acceptable vision requirements based by the American Optometric Association, the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, and the American Medical Association recommended for licensed drivers in OH. Vision exams are held at your local OH Bureau of Motor Vehicles office during the days and hours of operation. No appointment is necessary.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Ohio

What type of noncommercial license will I need?
The state of Ohio offers two different kinds of noncommercial licenses, a standard full drivers license and a motorcycle license. If you are a new resident to the state of Ohio and you wish to obtain an OH drivers license you must obtain a copy of the Digest of Ohio Motor Vehicle Laws and study it, pass a vision exam, and provide accepted documents that show proof of your full legal name, date of birth, Social Security Number, proof of citizenship and proof of residency. If you wish to obtain a motorcycle license, the state of Ohio requires you to present your motorcycle learner s permit as well as your standard driver s license and pass the state motorcycle skills test.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Ohio

When can I reinstate my license after it has been suspended?
You can reinstate your Ohio suspended drivers license immediately after your suspension ends. Reinstatement requirements for an Ohio suspended drivers license vary depending on what type of suspension you re under. The OH BMV recommends that you send out your suspended license reinstatement requirements approximately 20 days before your suspension end date. Completing these requirements in a timely manner will allow the OH BMV to avoid any unnecessary delays and restore your full driving privileges once the suspension has come to an end.

Depending on what type of suspension you re under, you may have to complete one or more of the following requirements in order to fully reinstate your OH drivers license:

  • Satisfy any court requirements
  • Complete a driving course
  • Retake written knowledge and road skills tests
  • File and maintain SR22 car insurance for 3-5 years
  • Pay reinstatement fees

For more information: Suspended License Information for Ohio

When will I need to renew my license?
In the state of Ohio, you are eligible to apply for renewal of your drivers license if you have a current valid drivers license on the verge of expiring or you have an expired drivers license for no longer than six months. In order to renew your OH drivers license, you must visit your local OH BMV, provide your current or expired (not longer than six months) OH drivers license, and pay the standard drivers license renewal fee of $25.75. The OH BMV accepts cash, personal checks, money orders, certified cashier checks, traveler s checks, county agency vouchers, and intra-state agency vouches as forms of payment.

It is highly recommended to apply for renewal of your OH driver s license no later than six months after your license expires. If your OH drivers license surpasses the six-month expiration period, you will no longer be allowed to renew your drivers license and you will subjected to applying for an OH temporary permit.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Ohio

When will I receive a replacement license after applying?
You can contact the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles directly at 844-644-6268 in order to inquire about when you will receive your replacement license after applying. Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In order to renew your OH drivers license, you must provide the OH BMV with the required documents, you must also sign a statement that your original license was lost or stolen, and pay the standard duplicate or replacement fee of $24.50. The OH BMV accepts cash, personal checks, money orders, certified cashier checks, traveler s checks, county agency vouchers, and intra-state agency vouchers as forms of payment. The OH BMV does not currently offer online requests for drivers license replacements.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Ohio Driver’s License or ID Card

Where can I check to see if my license is suspended?
You can order a driving record to learn the status of drivers license. If your drivers license is suspended, the OH BMV recommends that you send out your suspended license reinstatement requirements approximately 20 days before your suspension end date. Completing the necessary requirements in a timely manner will allow the OH BMV to avoid any unnecessary delays and restore your full driving privileges once the suspension has come to an end.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Ohio

Where can I get a new drivers license?
In order to apply for a new drivers license, you need to visit your local Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles office. You will be required to take a vision exam and also provide the required documents for proof of identification.The documents you must provide need to show proof of your full legal name, date of birth, Social Security Number, proof of citizenship, and proof of residency.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Ohio

Will I be required to take a vision test for a drivers license renewal?
The state of Ohio does require you to take a vision test upon renewal of your drivers license. You must visit your local OH BMV office in order to apply for renewal and take the required vision exam. The vision exam determines whether you meet the acceptable vision requirements based by the American Optometric Association, the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, and the American Medical Association recommended for licensed drivers in OH. Vision exams are held at your local OH Bureau of Motor Vehicles office during the days and hours of operation. No appointment is necessary.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Ohio

Will I get a drivers license renewal notice in the mail?
You are eligible to apply for drivers license renewal anytime prior to your current Ohio drivers license expiration date or up to six months after your driver s license is expired. If you choose to renew your drivers license more than 90 days before it expires, your renewed OH drivers license will be valid for three years instead of the usual four. The OH BMV highly recommends applying for renewal of your OH driver s license no later than six months after your license expires. If your OH drivers license surpasses the six-month expiration period, you will no longer be allowed to renew your drivers license and you will subjected to applying for an OH temporary permit.

For more information regarding whether you will receive a renewal notice in the mail prior to your current drivers license expiration date, you can contact the OH Bureau of Motor Vehicles at 844-644-6268. Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Ohio