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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Ohio House Bill 197

A message from Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Registrar, Charles Norman:

On March 27,  2020, Governor Mike DeWine signed Sub. H.B. 197, which states that Ohio licenses (including driver license, CDLs, and registrations) expiring during the declared State of Emergency shall remain valid until either 90 days after the declared emergency ends, or December 1st, 2020, whichever comes sooner. The State of Emergency was declared on March 9, 2020.


Effective March 19, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will be closing 181 BMV deputy registrar locations.  Five locations will remain open to provide the following services ONLY:               

  • Issuance of commercial driver licenses, or CDLs
  • Renewal of CDLs 
  • All other services will be discontinued

NW Ohio: Bowling Green
    Deputy Registrar - 1616 E. Wooster Street, Suite 30, Bowling Green 43402

Also, we will close 52 driver examination stations until further notice.  Five locations will remain open to perform commercial knowledge exams ONLY

NW Ohio: Bowling Green
    Driver Exam Station - 1616 E. Wooster Street, Suite 30, Bowling Green 43402


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