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Section 4507.061 | Online renewal of driver's license and identification card.

 
Section 4507.061 is not yet in effect. It becomes effective on June 30, 2021.

(A) Beginning on and after July 1, 2022, the registrar of motor vehicles may authorize the online renewal of a driver's license or identification card issued by the bureau of motor vehicles for eligible applicants. An applicant is eligible for online renewal if all of the following apply:

(1) The applicant's current driver's license or identification card was processed in person at a deputy registrar office.

(2) The applicant has a photo on file with the bureau of motor vehicles from the applicant's current driver's license or identification card.

(3) The applicant's current driver's license or identification card expires on the birthday of the applicant in the fourth year after the date it was issued.

(4) The applicant is applying for a driver's license or identification card that expires on the birthday of the applicant in the fourth year after the date it is issued.

(5) The applicant's current driver's license or identification card is unexpired or expired not more than six months prior to the date of the application.

(6) The applicant is a citizen of the United States and a permanent resident of this state.

(7) The applicant is twenty-one years of age or older, but less than sixty-five years of age.

(8) The applicant's current driver's license or driving privileges are not suspended, canceled, revoked, or restricted, and the applicant is not otherwise prohibited by law from obtaining a driver's license or identification card.

(9) The applicant has no changes to the applicant's name or personal information, other than a change of address.

(10) The applicant has no medical restrictions that would require the applicant to apply for a driver's license or identification card in person at a deputy registrar office. The registrar shall determine the medical restrictions that require in person applications.

(B) An applicant may not submit an application online for any of the following:

(1) A temporary instruction permit;

(2) A commercial driver's license or a commercial driver's license temporary instruction permit;

(3) An initial issuance of an Ohio driver's license or identification card;

(4) An initial issuance of a federally compliant driver's license or identification card;

(5) An ignition interlock license;

(6) A nonrenewable license.

(C) The registrar may require an applicant to provide a digital copy of any identification documents and supporting documents as required by statute or administrative rule to comply with current state and federal requirements.

(D) Except as otherwise provided, an applicant shall comply with all other applicable laws related to the issuance of a driver's license or identification card in order to renew a driver's license or identification card under this section.

(E) The registrar may adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to implement and administer this section.

Last updated April 14, 2021 at 10:46 AM

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