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In 2012, the 129th General Assembly passed SENATE BILL 114, which established conditions for the operation of certain specified vehicles. Those vehicles included low-speed and under-speed vehicles, scooters, cab-enclosed motorcycles, and mini-trucks. Autocycles were added in HOUSE BILL 429, 2016.

For information on which vehicles require a dealer’s license to sell, click HERE.

To review the definition of motor vehicles in section 4501.01 of the Revised Code, click HERE.


On January 3, 2017, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will be releasing the new ATPS titling system to the County Clerks of Courts (Title Offices). For electronic dealers, the upgrade to ATPS will impact the Dealer Portal and third-party service providers. The Dealer Portal will take on a new identity and be renamed Ohio Title Gateway.

In preparation for this upgrade, the current system will be unavailable to Title Offices on Friday, December 30 and Saturday, December 31. All title processing services will be unavailable during this time.

How does this affect my dealership?

ELECTRONIC DEALERS (a dealer who participates in the electronic filing of title documents with an assigned title office, per an agreement on file with the Department of Public Safety): You will need to contact the title office that processes your electronic title requests to find out their designated December 29th cutoff time for transactions to be submitted. Any electronic requests sent after that designated time will have to be resubmitted through the Ohio Title Gateway or your service provider on January 3, 2017.

NON-ELECTRONIC DEALERS (a dealer who submits paper title documents to their local title office): You will need to contact the title office you may have arrangements with to find out their designated December 29th cutoff time to drop off documents and have a title issued. Any paperwork/requests not submitted by that designated time may not be processed until after the new titling system is implemented. Please speak with your title office to obtain more information.

The BMV would like to thank you in advance for your patience during this transition. For any questions regarding the titling process, please contact your local clerk of courts title office.



Effective September 14, 2016: Senate Bill 242 goes into effect. This bill amends sections 4517.01, 4517.52, 4517.55 and 4517.59 and enacts section 4517.011 of the Revised Code to revise the law governing new motor vehicle franchise agreements. Please take the time to read this information as it may directly impact your New Motor Vehicle Dealer License. Click HERE to see a summary of the bill.



The out-of-state inspection form (formally BMV 3706) has been issued a new form number (BMV 4334) and is specific to Ohio licensed motor vehicle dealers. The location of the inspection form has not changed and is still retrieved by logging into the dealer licensing system. For further assistance, please contact the Dealer Licensing Section at (614) 752-7636.



The Motor Vehicle Dealers Board meeting scheduled for May 19, 2016, has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held on July 14, 2016, at 9:00 a.m.


The Dealer Licensing system has been experiencing some technical difficulties and we are diligently working to resolve the issue. Therefore, this has caused some delays in the renewal process. We have informed Law Enforcement of the delay, and advised them that some dealers who have submitted their renewal have not yet received their registration and stickers, but the dealer is valid in the dealer licensing system.

With the delay of the renewal processing we are experiencing very high call volume, fax volume, and an increased number of incoming emails. We appreciate your patience in this matter as we all work through this together. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause your business.


The additional plate count on the 2016 Renewals may be incorrect. This issue is being looked into and we ask that you DO NOT renew until further notice. Please note that your current stickers are valid thru March 31, 2016.