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Public Hearing Notice: The Ohio Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, pursuant to Chapter 119, Ohio Revised Code, will conduct a public hearing for the purpose of soliciting comments regarding the adoption, amendment and recession of rules.

The public hearing will be conducted on Thursday, December 7, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in room 1106, located at 1970 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43223 and continue until all parties in attendance have had an opportunity to be heard.


The Dealer Licensing System, which includes the temporary tag reporting, will be unavailable on Sunday August 27, 2017, due to system upgrades.

All Web-Enabled (WE) dealers will need to manually issue temporary tag registrations and report the registration information within 48 hours. For more details regarding the temporary tag manual registration process, you may contact the Dealer Licensing Section PRIOR to August 25, 2017, and speak with one of our customer representatives at (614) 752-7636.


Draft Rules Open for Public Comment
You are invited to offer public comment on the proposed actions to Chapter 4501:1-3, Motor Vehicle Dealers and Salespersons, of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) as outlined in the provided link. These rules are being filed in response to a scheduled five-year rule review of OAC Chapter 4501:1-3 pursuant to section 106.03 of the Revised Code.

Public comments may be submitted to BMV-DLR.rules@dps.ohio.gov through 11:59 p.m. on July 5, 2017. Please copy the Common Sense Initiative Office, which governs the state's regulatory process, on all public comments at CSIPublicComments@governor.ohio.gov.


The Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), Dealer Licensing, will be reviewing all thirty-two (32) current administrative rules along with five (5) new administrative rules in Chapter 4501:1-3 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC).

You will have the opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas at an open meeting with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. As a regulating agency, we value the input of the members in the motor vehicle industry and encourage your feedback.

The meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. on February 22, 2017, in Conference Room 1106, at the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Charles Shipley Building at 1970 West Broad St. Columbus, Ohio 43223.

Click HERE for more information. To review the administrative rules, click HERE