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A business licensed for the purpose of one of the following:
Applications for a salvage motor vehicle license shall be denied for reasons listed in the O.R.C. 4738.07 which include:
|Motor Vehicle Salvage Dealer, Salvage Motor Vehicle Auction, Salvage Motor Vehicle Pool Application||BMV 4363||PDF Word|
|Declaration Under Penalty of Perjury (submit with BMV 4363 above)||BMV 4315||PDF Word|
NOTE: A living hedge of equal or greater height and sufficient density to prevent view of the salvage place of business may be substituted for the fence.
NOTE: A physical inspection will be performed by BMV Investigations shortly before license issuance. If the licensed location fails to meet any of the listed requirements, it will immediately be referred to the Motor Vehicle Dealers Board for possible suspension or revocation of the license.
Photographs of the proposed physical location must be submitted with an application or emailed as attachments in JPG format only to firstname.lastname@example.org with the business name and county name or county number in the subject of email. The photographs shall reveal the following, but are not limited to:
For detailed instructions on how to obtain and submit electronic fingerprints or a fingerprint card click on the following links:
NOTE: Electronic fingerprinting prices vary and are payable to the company taking the prints.
Salvage motor vehicle dealers, auctions and pools are eligible for special plates for use on motor vehicles being transported by any persons regularly engaged in salvage operations or scrap metal processing from the point of acquisition to their established place of business (salvage dealer license required).
NOTE: A reasonable number of additional plates may be requested to support the auction business. However the plates may not be used contrary to uses as specified in the Ohio Revised Code Section 4503.31. Plates used for any other purpose may be reduced or subject to confiscation.
Ohio Revised Code: 4738
Ohio Administrative Code: 4501:1-4
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
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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