Loveland, Ohio – Beginning Tuesday, May 26, Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) locations in Ohio will be permitted to reopen for certain services if these facilities can meet required safety protocols.
BMV says that services that can be accomplished online should still be done online. More details on online BMV services can be found at oplates.com.
The BMV is currently experiencing a high volume of orders and processing times are longer than usual according to a disclaimer on their web portal. “Temporary tag processing times may be longer than 10 business days.”
Due to HB 197, all temporary tags that are about to expire or are expired are still valid for 90 days after the expiration. It is not necessary to purchase a new temporary tag.
The BMV is creating a detailed list of guidelines and best practices for deputy registrars to follow. A full list of mandatory and recommended best practices will be available soon at coronavirus.ohio.gov.