Ohio DMV Vehicle Transfer | Vehicle Donations

Title Transfer

Ohio

Currently, CARS is unaware of any special notification requirements for Ohio. Typically, this means notification is not required and transfer of ownership occurs when you complete the reverse-side of the title. If you do not plan on transferring the plates to another vehicle and your tags do not expire soon, you may complete a 'Customer Request to Cancel Vehicle Registration' to notify the BMV that you are no longer liable for the vehicle.

NOTORIZATION is required of the title for transfer.
*Please wait until the vehicle pick-up has been arranged before completing and/or notarizing the title.*

Customer Request to Cancel Vehicle Registration

There are 2 ways in Ohio to notify the BMV that you have donated your car: in person or by mail. You can find more information and forms for each notification method below:

1. TO COMPLETE THE CUSTOMER REQUEST TO CANCEL VEHICLE REGISTRATION FORM IN PERSON:


  • Please print and complete the Customer Request to Cancel Vehicle Registration Form.
  • Submit to your local BMV field office. Click HERE to find the BMV location closest to you.

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2. TO COMPLETE THE CUSTOMER REQUEST TO CANCEL VEHICLE REGISTRATION FORM BY MAIL:


  • Please print and complete the Customer Request to Cancel Vehicle Registration.
  • Mail completed form to:

    Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
    Vehicle Information Services
    P.O. Box 16521
    Columbus, OH 43216-6521

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LICENSE PLATES


License Plates stay with owner and may be retained, destroyed, or transferred to another vehicle. When transferring your license plates, please complete Form BMV4809 and submit with a $4.50 fee.

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PLEASE BE ADVISED:


The purchaser of your donated vehicle is NOT the charity. It will either be the vendor or Charitable Adult Rides & Services.
For more information, contact your local Motor Vehicle Division:

Ohio Department of Public Safety
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43223

Direct Inquiries: 614.752.7800 or 800.589.8247
Registration/Plate Support: 614.752.7518
BMV: 844.644.6268
BMV Website