Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA Inc.

07/08/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/08/2020 19:43

UPDATES ON LICENSE TAGS AND MORE DUE TO COVID-19

Submitted by Sierra Williams - Ohio Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor

These are just some things that are going into effect soon or recently have been put into place due to Coronavirus, etc. We hope the public as well as law enforcement might find this information helpful.

- The front license plate is no longer required in Ohio starting July 1, 2020; commercial tractors are still required to have a front license plate. R.C. 4503.21 [Effective 7/1/2020].

- Ohio's Sub. H.B. 197 signed by Gov. Mike DeWine on March 27, 2020 extends all state-issued licenses expiring during the declared state of emergency until either 90 days after the state's current declaration of emergency ends, or until Dec. 1, 2020, whichever comes first. This includes state driver's licenses, CDLs, ID cards, temp permits, vehicle registration, and vehicle temporary tags. The State of Emergency was declared on March 9, 2020. The BMV is encouraging Ohioans to consider renewing their vehicle registrations on their normal schedule. This can be done on Ohio's BMV website, Oplates.com.

- Effective June 26, 2020, Ohio Motor Vehicle Dealerships will begin issuing print-on-demand (POD) temporary tags. The POD temporary tag is printed on a standard 8.5'' x 11' white sheet of paper. The temporary tags are to be placed inside, on the left rear window, of the customer's motor vehicle. I have attached information about this as well as what a POD tag looks like.

To view information on the Print On Demand temporary tag, click here.

Sierra Williams

Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor

513-379-7551