State BMV features new programs and website
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles upgraded its website and implemented a slew of new features and programs, according to Assistant Director of Communications for the Ohio Department of Public Safety Lindsey Bohrer.
A number of new programs she described as “innovative” begin with “Get in line Online,” where people can now wait virtually without actually being at the BMV office. This allows Buckeye State residents to go about their daily business working, running errands or whatever the task may be, “all while virtually moving up toward the head of the line.”
Another virtual program, “Online Reprint,” allows a customer to order an “exact reprint of your credential and have it mailed to your home without ever going into the BMV.” Just one reprint is available, but exceptions could apply.
BMV Express lets residents renew auto registration and stickers at kiosks situated throughout Ohio.
“Some kiosks are available 24/7 at local deputy registrar license agencies and grocery stores,” according to the BMV website. And for those who hate waiting in line for a driver’s test, that can also be scheduled online.
For those buying a new car or new residents of Ohio, it’s possible to now order a temporary tag and have it printed online. One can also search for vehicle recalls that have been reported by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration online to make sure they are safe.
“Under the leadership of Lt. Gov. Husted, InnovateOhio is advancing the DeWine administration’s commitment to leading an aggressive, innovative path towards a better, stronger Ohio,” Bohrer said when asked what led to the changes geared toward online activity.
“InnovateOhio’s mission is to look at every state service with an eye on the customer’s experience. Along with InnovateOhio, the BMV is continuously reevaluating the customer’s journey to find ways Ohio can serve its customers better with more tech-friendly, innovative, convenient services.”