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Ohio BMV to begin sending driver license renewal reminders

Posted at 11:41 AM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 10:59:13-05

CLEVELAND — Beginning Friday, The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles will start sending reminder emails when it is time for drivers to renew their license.

The email reminders will include a link to create a personal document checklist to help the public verify they have the right documents needed to obtain the federally compliant driver license, which is set to begin on Oct. 1.

Officials recommend that travelers upgrade driver's licenses to a REAL ID before the deadline. REAL ID driver's licenses cost $35, and ID cards cost $30, and people may board a flight and enter the U.S. coming from Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean with an enhanced ID.

“We understand that drivers have a lot of obligations and deadlines in their everyday lives,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. “We hope these new email reminders serve as a convenience for those who are approaching their driver license expiration date and remove the stress of remembering to renew at the last minute.”

Customers can renew a license at any deputy registrar license agency. More info here.

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