Ohio Extends Expiration of Driver Licenses, IDs, Vehicle Registrations

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. Mike DeWine today signed Ohio House Bill 404, which extends the expiration date of driver licenses, identification cards and vehicle registrations beyond Dec. 1, 2020.

Under the new law, if a customer’s expiration date on their license, ID or vehicle registration is March 9, 2020, to April 1, 2021, the expiration date has been automatically extended and will remain valid until July 1, 2021.

In signing the bill, DeWine explained the extension resulted from the ongoing pandemic.

Many of the services Ohioans rely on at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles can be accomplished online at OPlates.com, he noted. If customers need to purchase a temporary tag for their car, renew their vehicle registration, order new license plates, check their driving record, or another service, they can take care of it online from the comfort and safety of their home.

If a customer must visit a location, they are strongly encouraged to use the “Get in Line, Online” virtual queuing system, DeWine said. This system allows customers to virtually get in line before arriving at the BMV, thereby minimizing the amount of time physically spent at the agency and keeping customers safe.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.