Online Services in Ohio

Not all licensing and motor vehicle transactions require a trip to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), addition of the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Ohioans have a number of online driver and vehicle services at their fingertips.

Typically, the BMV handles driver services. You can check out all of the online options the state offers on its BMV website. But, there are also a number of private companies that will help you complete transactions from home. We've included a full list of choices below, so you have as much information as possible when deciding how to move forward.

Ohio Vehicle Services

Without having the proper paperwork for your vehicle, you can't take it anywhere. Before hitting the open road, cruise the information superhighway to get your car up to speed. Both the Ohio BMV and a plethora of private businesses offer help to get you all the necessary documents without ever leaving home.


  • Order custom license plates.
  • Check a vehicle title status.

Third Parties

  • Order auto insurance.
    • You can't leave home without it—at least, not in your car. But, don't fret: finding the perfect policy is easy, and you can do so without going anywhere.
  • Find motorcycle insurance.
    • Just because there are fewer wheels doesn't mean your bike needs less coverage. Motorcycle insurance is compulsory, but you don't need to go any farther than your computer room to find it.
  • Register your car.
    • Another pivotal part of driving legally, this usually cumbersome process can be handled much more quickly and easily from your computer, with the help of an outside company.
  • Get a vehicle history report and VIN check.
    • Don't make a vehicle a part of your future without first finding out about its past. This report will give you all of the information a shady dealer may want to hide, and put the power in your hands during the negotiation process. You can order a vehicle history report for:
      • Cars.
      • Motorcycles.
      • RVs.

OH License & Personal Records

Of course, you'll need a license before taking the wheel, and to secure one, you'll need to produce other personal records for the state. If keeping track of paperwork isn't your strong suit, have no fear: the Internet excels in this arena. In Ohio, you can look to either the OH BMV or any number of outside companies for help, all from the comfort of your own home computer.


  • Change the address on your:
    • Ohio driver's license.
    • OH state identification card.
  • Schedule your driving test.
  • View license reinstatement requirements.
  • Pay a license reinstatement fee.
  • Verify your license issue date.
  • See an unofficial copy of your driving record.
  • Medically self-certify for CDL holders.

Third Parties

  • Look up driving records.
    • Unlike going through the state, using a private company for this service will give you an official copy of your driving record, and you'll get to skip the bureaucratic government process to boot.
  • Prevent identity theft.
    • With digital technology expanding, the world is changing faster than ever. Unfortunately, online hackers seem to be keeping pace with these advancements better than most. Don't give them the chance to tap into your personal information. Be proactive about protecting yourself.
  • Change your name.
    • The entire point of having an ID is to give others a way to identify you. Without the right name, your documents may as well be useless. But getting new paperwork to match your new monicker is easy, and can be done without ever leaving home.
  • Commission a background check.
    • One of the most difficult documents to put together yourself, a background check can be just as frustrating to find as it is useful to have. Eliminate the annoyance and get nothing but the benefit when you use an outside vendor to compile one for you.
  • Obtain your criminal record.
    • It's criminal how difficult it can be to track down these records. Why put yourself through such hard time when a company that is ready, willing, and able to help you is just a click away?
  • Find court records.
    • The verdict is in: staying at home and finding a vendor to find these records for you is infinitely better than waiting around a courthouse for hours to get the same information.
  • Get public records.
    • Just because they're public doesn't mean they're easy to track down. An experienced company will know exactly where to look to find these documents which often hide in plain sight.
  • Order vital records.
    • They're called vital for a reason: these reports are the building blocks to most other forms of identification. Don't wait for hours at city hall to get them when you can utilize an online operator who can deliver these items straight to your inbox:
      • Birth records.
      • Death records.
      • Divorce records.
      • Marriage records.
  • Get your international driver's permit.
    • Planning an overseas trip can be a complicated process. Let yourself relax a bit before your vacation by having an outside vendor handle this detail.

Driver's Ed in Ohio

Education doesn't have to be reserved for topics you're unfamiliar with. Even if you drive every day, there are new things you can learn about the activity. The right courses and materials can help you with everything from getting your license on the first try to becoming a safer driver in general—and possibly even saving lives. You can only access this information in Ohio through third party vendors, and can take any of the following:

OH Miscellaneous Services

Haven't found what you're looking for yet on this page? There are plenty of other services you can access online with the Ohio BMV and through private businesses.


  • Register as an organ donor.
  • Establish a next of kin/emergency contact.

Third Parties

  • Pay a traffic ticket.
    • Nobody likes to think about past mistakes they've made. Let a private company be the one to deal with this hassle.
  • Hire a DUI attorney.
    • Facing a charge this serious can be extraordinarily stressful, but you don't have to face it alone. An experienced lawyer can have your back and help guide you through the process.
  • Fast-track your passport.
    • Having the government process your passport can take weeks, if not months. Don't schedule your vacation around the government's schedule. Find a business that can leapfrog you ahead of the line.
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