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The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles has upgraded its website and implemented a host of new features and programs, according to Lindsey Bohrer, deputy director of communications for the Ohio Department of Public Safety.
A number of new programs she described as “innovative” begin with “Get in line Online,” where people can now wait virtually without actually being at the BMV office. This allows residents of Buckeye State to go about their day-to-day business by working, shopping, or whatever the task, “while practically moving towards the head of the line.”
Another virtual program, “Reprint Online”, allows a customer to order an “exact reprint of your credentials and mailed them to your home without ever entering the BMV.”
Only one reprint is available, but exceptions may apply.
BMV Express allows residents to renew auto check-in and stickers at kiosks located throughout Ohio.
“Some kiosks are available 24/7 at local deputy registrar licensing agencies and grocery stores,” according to the BMV website. And for those who hate waiting in line for a driving test, this can also be scheduled online.
For those buying a new car or new to Ohio residents, it is now possible to order a temporary label and have it printed online. One can also search online for vehicle recalls that have been reported by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration to make sure they are safe.
“Under the leadership of Lieutenant Governor Husted, InnovateOhio advances the DeWine administration’s commitment to leading an aggressive and innovative path to a better and stronger Ohio,” Bohrer said when asked what led to changes oriented towards online activity.
“InnovateOhio’s mission is to examine each utility with an eye on the customer experience. With InnovateOhio, BMV is constantly re-evaluating the customer journey to find ways for Ohio to better serve its customers with more user-friendly, innovative and convenient services.