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Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari Encourages Residents to Use BMV Online License Renewal

June 28, 2022
Haraz N. Ghanbari News

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State Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg) is encouraging eligible Ohio residents to take advantage of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles new online driver’s license renewal option that was rolled out Monday. 

“This is an easy way for residents to save a trip to the BMV, avoid the lines and renew your driver’s license or state identification card online at your own convenience,” Ghanbari said. “This new option is a broader effort of the technology and innovation investments being made at more than 180 bureau of motor vehicles’ deputy registrar locations across the state.”

Ghanbari, a committee member of the House Transportation and Public Safety Committee, and the Technology and Innovation Committee, said it is key to highlight this new opportunity for his fellow Ohioans. According to the BMV, more than 2,000 residents have taken advantage of the new option since its inception. 

Eligibility requirements include:

1.       Applicant’s current credential was issued as a four-year license or identification card

2.       Most recent renewal credential was processed in-person at a deputy registrar location

3.       The applicant is 21 years old or older, but less than 65 years old

4.       The applicant is a United States Citizen

Due to federal regulations, commercial driver’s licenses must be renewed in person. Additionally, residents are not eligible to apply for the REAL ID federally-compliant identification required by May 3, 2023, for U.S. travelers to board domestic flights and access certain federal facilities.

Wood County residents needing in-person services may visit the Ohio BMV Deputy Registrar Offices at:

  • 26611 North Dixie Highway, Suite 125, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
  • 1616 E. Wooster Street Suite 30, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

For additional eligibility information, Ghanbari encourages Ohioans to visit