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Ohio BMV grace period to renew expired license or registration ends Dec. 1

Posted at 10:11 AM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 10:11:10-05

CLEVELAND — The forgiveness period of any ID card, license or registration that expired after March 9 of this year will end on December 1.

Nearly all BMV locations in the state closed in March in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Police were asked not to ticket drivers who let their licenses lapse.

There was a small chance the deadline could be extended by state legislators, but that’s unlikely now with no house or senate sessions scheduled until after the deadline passes.

Currently, you can renew your registration online, but you will need to go to a license bureau to renew your license.

The “Get in Line Online” program allows customers to have a 4-hour window to arrive, check-in and claim their spot in line.

As a reminder, if you are renewing your driver’s license, opt for a federal “Real ID” if you plan to travel by air starting October 2021.

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