Did you know? The ONLINE Ohio DMV is #1 in the country

Posted By on March 13, 2015

It is the time of year I need to pay the $54.88 (73OhioplateST $31 + Local $20 + service fee) to renew my Ohio registration fee for each vehicle and affix the tiny stickers to my aging metal license plate. The process in recent years is far easier with the online registration (so long as you are early) and is somewhat reasonable compared to a few other states; for example it is based on vehicle value in Minnesota!

I’ve recently commented that renewing is so much easier than than waiting to register that first time or renewing a driver’s license … but probably far better than a license or registration expired after the fact.

What do vehicle registration and title fees cost in your state? The ANSWER

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Best Ranking Category: Online DMV Service (1st)

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) has the highest reported customer satisfaction in the country. The Ohio BMV has the 4th shortest wait time in the United States. They also offer an extensive list of services that are available online.

Unfortunately the in-person experience is not quite so impressive:

Worst Ranking Category: In-Person Customer Service (24th)


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