Dealer Licensing

Dealer Licensing

Dealer Licensing Fees

Dealer Permit Fees
Fees are for Two Years

Auction Owner
  Permit $100.00
  Master In-Transit Plate (optional) $100.25
  Additional In-Transit Plates (each) $6.25
Construction Equipment Auction
  Permit $7,500.00
Leasing Motor Vehicle Dealer
  Permit $50.00
  Master Special Plate (optional) $50.25
  Additional Special Plates (each, optional) $10.25
  Title Defect Rescission Fund $150.00
New Motor Vehicle, Motorcycle, All-Purpose Vehicle, Off-Highway Motorcycle or Camping Trailer Dealer
  Permit $50.00
  Master Plate (required) $50.25
  Additional Plates (each, optional) $10.25
  Title Defect Rescission Fund $150.00
Used Motor Vehicle, Motorcycle, All-Purpose Vehicle, or Off-Highway Motorcycle Dealer
  Permit $50.00
  Master Plate (required) $50.25
  Additional Plates (each, optional) $10.25
  Title Defect Rescission Fund $150.00
New Motor Vehicle Distributor or New Motorcycle Manufacturer Dealer
  Permit $100.00
  Master Plate (Ohio applicants) $50.25
  Additional Plates (each) $10.25
Salvage Motor Vehicle Dealer, Auction or Pool / Salvage Motorcycle Dealer (no plates)
  Permit $100.00
  Master Plate (optional) $50.25
  Additional Plates (each) $10.25

Miscellaneous Business Plates
Fees are for One Year

In-Transit Plates
  Master Plate $50.25
  Additional Plates (each) $10.25
Special Plates
  Master Plate $25.25
  Additional Plates (each) $10.25
Commercial Car Demonstration Plates (based on date application is received; postage fees included)
  June $503.00
  July $461.75
  August $419.75
  September $378.75
  October $336.75
  November $294.75
  December $253.75
  January $211.75
  February $169.75
  March $128.75
  April $86.75
  May $503.00
Utility Trailer Plates
  Master Plate $25.25
  Additional Plates (each) $5.25
Watercraft Trailer Plates
  Master Plate $25.25
  Additional Plates (each) $5.25
Manufacturer Plates
  Master Plate $25.25
  Additional Plates (each) $5.25
Snowmobile/APV Trailer Plates
  Master Plate $25.25
  Additional Plates (each) $5.25
Moped Dealer Plates
  Master Plate $25.25
  Additional Plates (each) $5.25

Salesperson Fees

  First $10.00
  Renewal $10.00
  Renewal/Transfer $10.00
  Transfer $2.00
  Duplicate $1.00

Replacement Fees
For all permits/plates except Commercial Demonstration plates

  Sticker only $7.50
  Plate only $6.75
  Plate and Sticker $14.25
  Duplicate Registration only $1.00
  Permit only $2.00

Miscellaneous Fees

  Fingerprint Processing Fee (exemption required) $22.00
  Postage (flat rate one-time fee) $4.50
Have Questions?

Please contact us at (614) 752-7636 or email us at Dealers Support.

Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Fax: (614) 752-7220

Mailing Address
Ohio BMV Dealer Licensing
PO Box 16521
Columbus, Ohio 43216-6521

In Person (Drop-off Services ONLY)
Ohio Department of Public Safety
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223
Applications or paperwork may be dropped off near the security desk. All paperwork that requires payment, cash, check or money orders are accepted; however, no receipt will be available.

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