Ohio auto office offices officially reopened from Tuesday, but things will be different, so expect longer lines than usual
Tuesday afternoon, some sites were already waiting for hours.
BMV should follow similar guidelines such as restaurants and retail stores, such as maintaining a distance of 6 feet between people (which may reduce capacity) and masks for employees when washing hands and frequent and repeated cleaning.
BMV said that the capacity of its sites would not exceed 50%, but the sites are striving to increase working hours.
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How to avoid the line
Ohio encourages people to access as many services as possible online. You can buy a temporary tag for your car, renew a vehicle registration and order new license plates online at OPlates.com.
If your driver’s license or identity card has expired since March 9, there is no need to get a new one anytime soon. The state has extended the expiration date of licenses and identity cards until December 1, 90 days after the end of the current emergency, whichever comes first.
If you have to go in person, it’s a good idea to pre-check online at bmv.ohio.gov.
Then, when you reach BMV, you will assume that your queue is as if you had personally logged in earlier. However, from 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, online registration was interrupted.
BMV offices will resume knowledge and skills tests, but road tests are pending.
How to Find Websites and Watches
BMV hours vary by location in Ohio.
To find a place and time,