Car Registration in Ohio
All vehicles in Ohio should be registered first to Ohio BMV before it can legally travel in the state. Regardless if it’s a new or used vehicle, you should submit all the requirements, including proof of identity, required by the BMV. If you want to know what are the acceptable proofs of identity and documents visit this page: http://bmv.ohio.gov/acceptable_id_documents.stm. Also, even if your vehicle is currently registered in another state, if you have moved in to Ohio, you need to re-register your vehicle. If it’s your first time to register a vehicle in Ohio, you should come in person to the local Deputy Registrar Agency.
Moreover, you need to provide a certificate of title if it is the first time you register your vehicle. A Memorandum Certificate of Title would do if you haven’t received the title yet. Normally, vehicle dealers in Ohio are required to provide you with a certificate of title within 30 days after purchase. The title should contain your name and all the details however you want it to appear. Click here to know more.
Also, if you have brought the vehicle from an individual, you the buyer are the one responsible for the transfer of title of the vehicle. The certificate of title must be taken from the title office in any county. Also, you must ensure that during the trading, a certificate of bill of sale should be filled up with affixed signatures by both the buyer and the seller.
It is also important to note that there is a new policy when it comes to vehicle renewal. Before, the expiration date of your vehicle is scheduled exactly on the date of your vehicle registration. But because of Amended Substitute Senate Bill 1, the registration of your vehicle will fall on exactly the day of your birthday.
There are a lot of things that you should be aware of about vehicle registration in Ohio. There are specific details that you should note before taking any steps to register your vehicle. Simply put, you should be prepared before you visit the Ohio BMV to register your vehicle. For more info about auto registration you can visit this page: http://www.dmv.com/oh/ohio/how-to/deal-registration-titling-issues.