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Dealer Licensing

Dealer Licensing

Commercial Car Demonstration Plate

A manufacturer, dealer or distributor of motor vehicles may apply for a reasonable number of commercial car demonstration placards. In addition to the purposes permitted by O.R.C. Section 4503.30 (dealer plates), commercial demo plates may be displayed on vehicles used for delivery, hauling, transporting or other lawful purpose, or on motor vehicles being demonstrated to a prospective purchaser.


The application for a commercial car demonstration plate must be completed, notarized and submitted with the applicable fee as listed on the application.

Application for a Commercial Car Demonstration Plate BMV 4345 PDF Word

Ohio Revised Code: 4503.301

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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