This blog post will walk you through the entire process of registering a new vehicle, renewing your registration, registering an out-of-state vehicle, calculating registration payments, and keeping your vehicle up to date on inspections in Ohio!
We'll talk about the following topics:
Register your Vehicle: For Ohio Residents
Whether you're moving to Ohio, buying a new automobile from a dealership (although the dealership may assist you), or buying/receiving a vehicle from a private person, you're responsible for completing your vehicle registration.
Step 1: Go to Registrar's office with documents
Go to the local deputy registrar's office once you obtain the title, and please provide proof of:
Step 2: Make a payment
When you submit all of the papers to register your vehicle, you must pay the registration fees to the deputy registrar agency. The fee for non-commercial and passenger automobiles starts at $31. This does not include district-specific permissive taxes, fees charged by the Deputy Registrar's license agency, or any special license plate costs that may apply.
Last Step: Temporary permit till you get plates
The address on your registration will be used to mail your license plates. While you wait for the plates to come, you'll be given a temporary permit that will allow you to drive legally.
Bonus: Registration Renewal
In Ohio, there are plentiful options for renewing your vehicle registration.
The following documents are required to complete a registration renewal by mail in Ohio:
The Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Vehicle Information Services
Registration Support Services, P.O. Box 16521
Columbus, Ohio 43216-6521
After you turn in your paperwork, you will receive your registration and stickers in the mail four weeks later.
To complete your registration renewal in person, bring the identical items indicated above in the "By Mail" section, except the Application for Registration, to your local Deputy Registrar's office. In-person transactions must be paid with a valid credit card, cash, check, or money order.
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