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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Applying For Your OH License
  • Preparing For Your OH Permit Test
  • Taking Your OH Permit Test
  • Preparing For Your OH Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Taking Your OH Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • After You Have Passed The OH Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Renewing Your OH Driver's License
  • What If You're Moving To OH Or Just Visiting
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Applying For Your OH License
When am I eligible to apply for my OH license?
In OH, the minimum age requirement to begin the licensing process is 15 1/2 years old.
What documents do I need to take with me when I apply for my OH license?
You will need to bring with your proof of your legal name, your date of birth, your residency in the state of OH and proof of your U.S. citizenship or lawful presence in the U.S.
Where should I go to apply for my OH license?
You are able to apply at any BMV office. You can find a list of BMV branches by visiting this website: www.bmv.ohio.gov
Is there any way to contact the OH BMV office?
You can contact your local OH BMV office by visiting your local branch in person. You can also contact the BMV by visiting the BMV's official website:
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my OH permit test if I am under 18?
If you are under 18, your legal guardian or parent must accompany you. Your legal guardian or parent will need to co-sign your permit packet. In some instances, if your legal guardian or parent is not able to accompany, a responsible license driver may be able to sign for you. You should contact your local OH BMV for more information about this or visit this website: www.bmv.ohio.gov.
Do I need to my eyes checked before I can obtain a OH Driver's license?
Yes. You do have to complete a vision test in order to get your OH license.
Where do I take my OH Driver's License photo?
You must take your OH Driver's license at the BMV office when you go in to take your exam. When you take your photo, you should make sure that you wear what you would wear normally. It's extremely important that your face is clearly shown and recognizable. Look straight at the camera and do not smile, as a resting face is easier to identify.
Preparing For Your OH Permit Test
What should I use to study for my OH Permit Test?
The best way to study for the OH Permit Test is to read the entire Ohio Digest of Motor Vehicle Laws. Additionally, you can find quiz questions on our website that can act as a supplement to the OH Digest of Motor Vehicle Laws.
Do I have to enroll into a Driver's Ed. Class if I am under 18?
If you are under 18, you will have to attend and complete a Driver's Education course. This course can be completed through your high school or through a professional driving school. You must complete at least 24 hours of classroom education and 8 hours of driving practice with an instructor.
Where can I find a copy of the OH Digest of Motor Vehicle Laws?
You can find a copy of the OH Digest Of Motor Vehicle Laws by visiting this website and downloading a PDF version: http://publicsafety.ohio.gov/links/hsy7607.pdf
Are there any chapters of the OH Digest of Motor Vehicle Laws that I can skip?
To have the best chance of passing your OH Permit Test, you should read the entire Manual. The Permit Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, traffic signs, signaling devices and much more topics that are covered in the OH Digest Of Motor Vehicle Laws.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the OH Permit Test to pass?
The OH Permit Test consists of 2 sections each of 20 questions. You will need to answer 15 questions from each section correctly in order to pass your OH Permit Test.
Where can I go to take my OH Permit Test?
You will need to take your OH Permit Test at a Driver Examination Station (BMV office). You can find a list of available locations by visiting this website: www.bmv.ohio.gov
Is there anything I should do the night before my OH Permit Test?
Don't cram the night before your exam. Instead, you should review the notes and information you have already studied. If you've done a thorough job studying, the night before should be a quiet review session. It's also a good idea to take a few practice questions on our website. Get a good night's rest as well.
What should I do when I am ready to take my OH Permit Test?
Once you have studied thoroughly for your OH Permit Test, you will gather the necessary documents (proof of your legal name, date of birth, your lawful presence in the U.S., proof of your OH residency and your Social Security Number) and visit your local Driver Examination Station to take your OH Permit Test. Remember if you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian should accompany you as sign your permit packet.
Taking Your OH Permit Test
At what age am I eligible to take the OH Permit Test?
In OH, the minimum age requirement to begin the licensing process is 15 1/2 years old.
What documents do I need to bring with me when I take my OH Permit Test?
You will need to bring with your proof of your legal name, your date of birth, your residency in the state of OH and proof of your U.S. citizenship or lawful presence in the U.S.
How much does the OH Permit Test cost?
You must pay a fee of $22 to able to take your OH Permit Test.
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my OH Permit test?
If you are under 18, your legal guardian or parent must accompany you. Your legal guardian or parent will need to co-sign your permit packet. In some instances, if your legal guardian or parent is not able to accompany, a responsible license driver may be able to sign for you. You should contact your local OH BMV for more information about this or visit this website: www.bmv.ohio.gov.
What do I need to know to pass my OH Permit Test?
To give yourself the best chance of passing your OH Permit Test you should study all chapters and sections of the OH Digest of Motor Vehicle Laws. The exam will test your knowledge of speed limits, pavement markings, traffic signs, defensive driving, parking situations, intersections and many more basic rules of the road.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the OH Permit Test to pass?
The OH Permit Test consists of 2 sections each of 20 questions. You will need to answer 15 questions from each section correctly in order to pass your OH Permit Test.
Is the OH Permit Test open book?
No. You are not allowed to use your OH Digest of Motor Vehicle Laws or any other study materials while you take your OH Permit Test.
Do I have to take a drug test to be able to take my OH Permit Test?
No. You do not have to take or pass a drug test to be able to apply or receive an OH Driver's License.
What happens if I fail my OH Permit Test?
If you fail your OH Permit Test you will be able to retake your exam whenever you are ready. Don't rush retaking your exam. Study and carefully strengthen your laws of OH traffic laws. Reread the entire OH Digest Of Motor Vehicle Laws and review questions on our website before retaking your OH Permit Test
What happens after I pass my OH Permit Test?
If you are 18 years old or older, you will receive your OH Permit. You will not have to attend or complete a Driver's Education course before taking your road test. If you are under 18, once you have passed your OH Permit Test, you will receive your OH Permit. You must wait 6 months before you can take your OH Driving Exam. During this time you should complete 24 hours of classroom education, 8 hours of driving time with a certified driving instructor and you must complete 50 hours of driving time, 10 of which must be completed at night. Whenever you are driving you must be accompanied by a licensed adult.
Preparing For Your OH Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
How should I practice driving for my OH Driving Exam?
Before your OH Driving Exam, you should practice and develop a number of safe driving skills. You should feel comfortable accelerating smoothly and gradually, passing through intersections safely, change lanes effective, coming to a complete stop at stop signs and traffic signals, parking and parallel parking, maintaining the speed limit, staying in the correct lane and more. Remember during your exam, your primary responsibility is to demonstrate to your examiner that you know how to drive safely and effectively.
Where can I practice driving for my OH Driving Exam?
Anywhere in Ohio as long as you are accompanied by a licensed driver, who is 21 years old or older, whenever you are behind the wheel. You should begin practicing in familiar areas then progress to to different areas that will test your driving knowledge and your adaptability to different driving situations.
Is there any time I'm not allowed to practice driving if I am under 18?
If you are under 18, you are not allowed to drive between 12 AM and 6 AM.
How can I schedule my OH Road Test?
You can schedule your OH Road Test one of two ways. You can call this number 614-752-7500 or you can visit this website:https://www.dps.state.oh.us/dxexamscheduling/dxverify.aspx.
Where do I take my OH Driving Exam?
You will notified of where you will take your OH Driving Exam after you have scheduled successfully your road test appointment. You can visit this website to find out more about available locations near you: www.bmv.ohio.gov.
What should I expect on my OH Driving Exam?
The OH Driving Exam has two parts: the driving test and the maneuverability test.ou can expect to have to demonstrate to your examiner your ability to drive safely. During this portion you will need to demonstrate your ability to share the road with other vehicles safely. During the maneuverability portion, you will have to demonstrate your ability to maneuver your vehicle in a tight and confined space.
Is there anything I should do the night before my OH Driving Exam?
The night before your OH Driving Exam, you should practice driving with a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older. You should make sure you get a good night's rest.
Do I need to supply my own car for my OH Driving Exam?
Yes. You must supply a vehicle for your OH Driving Exam that is in good working condition. The vehicle must also be properly registered and insured.
Taking Your OH Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
Does anyone need to accompany me to my OH Driving Exam?
If you are older than 18, a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older can bring you to your exam. If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian should accompany you to your exam.
Are there any tips that I should follow to help me pass my OH Driving Exam?
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your OH Driving Exam, you want to make sure that you are not driving too quickly or too slowly; you want to accelerate smoothly and gradually. Obey all stop signs and traffic signals, do not tailgate other vehicles and stay in the correct lane.
Are there any common mistakes that I should avoid making?
You should avoid driving dangerously, driving too quickly, hitting other objects, forgetting to signal, rolling stops and parking incorrectly. Always maintain good posture and signal well in advance. Additionally, during the maneuverability test, you should be extra careful and avoid hitting the bumpers or miscalculating the correct stopping distance. You will automatically fail if you knock down a marker during the maneuverability test.
Am I allowed to wear my contacts or glasses?
Yes. If you wear contacts or glasses regularly to be able to see, you should most definitely wear your contacts or glasses for your OH Driving Exam.
Who is allowed to be in the car with me during my OH Driving Exam?
In Ohio, only yourself and the examiner are allowed in the vehicle during your OH Driving Exam.
What happens if I fail my OH Driving Exam?
If you fail the OH Driving Exam, you will be able to retake the test but you will have to wait 7 days before you are allowed to do so. Fortunately, you will only have to retake the part of the exam (driving test or maneuverability test) that you failed. If you fail your test four times, you will have to restart the entire licensing process and (re)obtain your OH Permit. We advise that you do not rush retaking your OH Driving Exam. Pay close attention to what your examiner indicates as your weaknesses and concentrate on improving your driving skills before you retake the OH Driving Exam.
After You Have Passed The OH Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
What happens after I pass my OH Driving Exam?
Once you have passed your exam, you will visit your local deputy registrar's office and receive your license.
If I am under 18 will there be any limitations on my license?
If you are under 18 after you receive your license you are only allowed to drive between the hours of 12 AM and 6 AM with a licensed driver, who is 21 years old or older. The exception to this rule is if you are driving to or from work or school during those hours.
Are there any limitations on my license if I am older than 18 years old or older?
No. There are restrictions on your license if you are older than 18.
Do I need to get car insurance?
Yes. You must carry car insurance.
What documents do I need to apply for OH car insurance?
The documents that you will need vary depending on the insurance company to which you apply. Generally, insurance companies want you to submit proof of your identity, your driving record and information about the vehicle you would like to insure.
How much does OH car insurance cost?
The price varies depending on your age, your driving history, your car class and other factors.
Why is car insurance more expensive for new drivers in OH?
New drivers and inexperienced drivers (especially teens) have a higher risk of being in an accident, insurance companies often charge more to cover them.
Renewing Your OH Driver's License
How do I renew my OH Driver's license once it has expired?
You must renew your OH Driver's License in person. You will visit your local BMV office and you will have to pay a $25.75 renewal fee. You are able to renew your license up to 90 days before its expiration.
Do I have to complete another vision test before I can renew my OH Driver's License?
Yes. You will have to complete another vision test when you renew your OH License.
What If You're Moving To OH Or Just Visiting
Do I have to pass the OH road test when I move to OH from another state?
No. You do not have to pass the OH road test as long as you possess a valid out-of-state driver's license. You must surrender your previous license and pay the necessary fee to convert your license. In addition to your out-of-state license, you will need to bring proof of your identity, your lawful presence in the U.S. and your new Ohio address. If for some reason you do not have your out-of-state license, a certified copy of your driving record may suffice.
Is my out-of-state learner's permit valid in OH?
Yes. OH will recognize valid out-of-state permits as long as they are valid. You will also need to follow OH laws and ensure that you are always accompanied by a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older when you are driving.
How long can I drive in OH with my out-of-state license?
As long as you do not become a OH resident, you are allowed to drive with a valid out-of-state license for as long as you like.
Am I allowed to drive in OH with my out-of-country license?
The answer to this question varies depending on where the license was produced and your U.S. residency status. For more information about whether you are able to drive with your out-of-country Driver's license, you should call 614-752-7500 or visit this website www.bmv.ohio.gov.Question Category