drivers' licenses

Ohio Department of Public Safety

There’s a bill in the Ohio Legislature that its sponsor says will ensure you spend less time at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. 

Chris Damron of Columbus got his license back during the last round of amnesty, and is encouraging others who are eligible to apply.
Daniel Konik

Over 340,000 people could get back on the roads legally – sometimes after many years of not being able to pay reinstatement fees.

Gov. Mike DeWine shows off his new federally compliant driver's license.
Karen Kasler

In just under a year, airline travelers will have to show a federal compliant driver’s license to get on a plane, or will have to bring a passport – even to fly within the United States.

Attorney General Dave Yost talks to reporters about his review of the facial recognition database.
Andy Chow

Attorney General Dave Yost is shutting off direct access to the state's facial recognition database of driver’s license photos for thousands of local law enforcement officers, after a review of how and who was using that database.

Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Jodi Thomas (center) participated in a workshop to help people get their licenses back, along with Anne Roche from Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (left) and Ohio Poverty Law staff attorney Megan O’Dell.
Karen Kasler

A six-month pilot program that sought to help low-income Ohioans get their suspended drivers’ licenses reinstated finished up last month.

Ohio Department of Public Safety

Some states have been asked to provide photos from driver’s licenses so the feds can use facial recognition software for identification and location purposes. 

BMV Registrar Charles Norman explains how the system works as he stands next to a kiosk that BMV customers use to check in when they arrive.
Karen Kasler

State officials are testing out a new online checking system in one of the places that tends to get the biggest complaints about long waits – the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Current Ohio Drivers' License
Ohio Department of Public Safety

A lawsuit has been filed against the state for overcharging some Ohioans who have purchased driver’s licenses or state identification cards recently. 

Ohio Department of Public Safety

It's easier right now but it's a limited time offer.  Here are the details.

Ohio Department of Highway Safety

Two lawsuits have been filed against the state over the way it issues drivers’ licenses to legal refugees or children of undocumented Ohioans. 

Ohioans are now navigating a new process to get their driver’s licenses. It’s mostly the same, but with a big difference.

Ohio Department of Public Safety

Some big changes are coming for Ohio drivers’ licenses this summer. Ohio will be one of 42 states that will be mailing drivers’ licenses and state ID cards instead of printing them at the state’s 180 deputy registrars’ offices.