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How to Register a Car in Ohio

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Are you new to the state of Ohio? If you answered yes, then you will need to take the time to make sure you get your car registered. In order to drive on the Ohio roadways legally, you have to register your vehicle with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. There are a number of steps that you will have to take in order to obtain this registration. Taking the time to figure out what needs to be done to get the paperwork you need will be well worth it. Here is what you will have to do when trying to get your car registered with the state of Ohio. You need:

  • To obtain an Ohio title
  • Proof of insurance
  • A valid Ohio driver’s license
  • To have the results from your emissions test
  • Be sure to get the vehicle identification number as well

If you are a resident of Ohio and have bought a vehicle from either a car lot or private seller, then you will need to make concessions to get the car registered. In order to make this happen, you will need a variety of different documents. You need:

  • To present proof of ownership
  • A copy of your driver’s licenses
  • The lien holder information if you are still paying on the vehicle
  • To present your inspection documents
  • To show your certificate that states you have passed emissions testing with the car

You will have to pay all fees that are associated with this process. The following are some of the fees that you will have to pay during this process.

  • The plate fee - $4.50
  • If you are replacing a license plate - $10.50
  • Temporary registration - $18.50
  • Out of state inspection - $3.50

In order to get approved for getting your registration, you will need to pass an emissions test and an inspection. If you have any lingering questions about this process, go to the Ohio DMV website.

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