Form BMV4705 "Request for Specialty License Plates" - Ohio

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OHIO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES
REQUEST FOR SPECIALTY LICENSE PLATES
DO NOT MAIL THIS FORM
This form should be completed when the applicant requests:
1) An initial / reserve or personalized plate;
2) Any specialty plate listed in Section A on back; or
3) An initial / reserve or personalized format on any of the plate types listed in Section B on back.
PRINT or TYPE owner / lessee name as it appears on the Ohio Certificate of Registration or Ohio Title.
NAME
PLATE # (If none, Ohio Title #)
ADDRESS WHERE PLATE IS TO BE MAILED
CITY
STATE
ZIP
PHONE # (Optional)
E-MAIL ADDRESS (Optional)
If provided, your phone number and / or e-mail address will be used to contact you if there are questions regarding the issuance of the
requested plate.
Indicate your choices and the meanings for Initial / Reserve or Personalized specialty license plates in the space provided below.
Inappropriate requests will not be issued. For a system-assigned stock plate, no choices should be entered.
Specialty plates are available to the following vehicle classes: Passenger, Noncommercial Truck, Noncommercial Trailer, House Vehicles,
Motor Home, Motorcycle (limited options), Bus (limited options), Commercial Truck (limited options), Farm Truck (limited options), and
Unconventional Vehicles.
There is a maximum of 5 characters (including spaces) permitted on motorcycle plates.
There is a maximum of 6 characters (including spaces) permitted on specialty logo plates.
There is a maximum of 7 characters with 2 spaces or 6 characters with 3 spaces permitted on an initial / reserve (automatically spaced) and
personalized plates.
PERSONALIZED FORMATTING CHOICES – $50.00 ANNUAL FEE (In addition to basic registration fees)
Plate must contain a minimum of four letters
Two letters before AND after two numbers: FC26KW through ZZ99ZZ, excluding RA01AA through RK99LN
INITIAL / RESERVE FORMATTING CHOICES – $25.00 ANNUAL FEE (In addition to basic registration fees)
Standard manufacturing will automatically insert spaces between letters and numbers
Two letters
Three letters
One letter before and / or after 1 through 99999
Two letters before or after 1 through 99999
One letter after 999999
Three letters before or after 1 through 9
Numbers 1 through 9999
Numbers 28801 through 9999999
Leave a box empty to indicate a space when requesting personalized plates.
FIRST CHOICE
SECOND CHOICE
THIRD CHOICE
FOURTH CHOICE
MEANING OF PLATE(S) REQUESTED
NUMBER OF PLATES
1 (BACK PLATE ONLY)
2 (FRONT & BACK PLATE)
SPECIALTY LOGO – $0.00-$45.00 ANNUAL FEE (In addition to basic registration fees)
LOGO PLATE REQUESTED
Go to
http://www.bmv.ohio.gov/vr-sp-geninfo.aspx
for a full list of specialty plates available.
CUSTOMER SIGNATURE
DATE
X
SEE BACK FOR ADDITIONAL SPECIALTY PLATE INFORMATION
RESTRICTED
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OHIO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES
REQUEST FOR SPECIALTY LICENSE PLATES
DO NOT MAIL THIS FORM
This form should be completed when the applicant requests:
1) An initial / reserve or personalized plate;
2) Any specialty plate listed in Section A on back; or
3) An initial / reserve or personalized format on any of the plate types listed in Section B on back.
PRINT or TYPE owner / lessee name as it appears on the Ohio Certificate of Registration or Ohio Title.
NAME
PLATE # (If none, Ohio Title #)
ADDRESS WHERE PLATE IS TO BE MAILED
CITY
STATE
ZIP
PHONE # (Optional)
E-MAIL ADDRESS (Optional)
If provided, your phone number and / or e-mail address will be used to contact you if there are questions regarding the issuance of the
requested plate.
Indicate your choices and the meanings for Initial / Reserve or Personalized specialty license plates in the space provided below.
Inappropriate requests will not be issued. For a system-assigned stock plate, no choices should be entered.
Specialty plates are available to the following vehicle classes: Passenger, Noncommercial Truck, Noncommercial Trailer, House Vehicles,
Motor Home, Motorcycle (limited options), Bus (limited options), Commercial Truck (limited options), Farm Truck (limited options), and
Unconventional Vehicles.
There is a maximum of 5 characters (including spaces) permitted on motorcycle plates.
There is a maximum of 6 characters (including spaces) permitted on specialty logo plates.
There is a maximum of 7 characters with 2 spaces or 6 characters with 3 spaces permitted on an initial / reserve (automatically spaced) and
personalized plates.
PERSONALIZED FORMATTING CHOICES – $50.00 ANNUAL FEE (In addition to basic registration fees)
Plate must contain a minimum of four letters
Two letters before AND after two numbers: FC26KW through ZZ99ZZ, excluding RA01AA through RK99LN
INITIAL / RESERVE FORMATTING CHOICES – $25.00 ANNUAL FEE (In addition to basic registration fees)
Standard manufacturing will automatically insert spaces between letters and numbers
Two letters
Three letters
One letter before and / or after 1 through 99999
Two letters before or after 1 through 99999
One letter after 999999
Three letters before or after 1 through 9
Numbers 1 through 9999
Numbers 28801 through 9999999
Leave a box empty to indicate a space when requesting personalized plates.
FIRST CHOICE
SECOND CHOICE
THIRD CHOICE
FOURTH CHOICE
MEANING OF PLATE(S) REQUESTED
NUMBER OF PLATES
1 (BACK PLATE ONLY)
2 (FRONT & BACK PLATE)
SPECIALTY LOGO – $0.00-$45.00 ANNUAL FEE (In addition to basic registration fees)
LOGO PLATE REQUESTED
Go to
http://www.bmv.ohio.gov/vr-sp-geninfo.aspx
for a full list of specialty plates available.
CUSTOMER SIGNATURE
DATE
X
SEE BACK FOR ADDITIONAL SPECIALTY PLATE INFORMATION
RESTRICTED
BMV 4705 7/21 [760-1057] Page 1 of 2
Prices listed are in addition to basic registration fees.
SECTION A – Additional requirements for issuance are noted.
Alpha Kappa Alpha ($10.00) – Applicant must provide proof of membership in sorority.
Alpha Phi Alpha ($10.00) – Applicant must provide proof of membership in fraternity.
Amateur Radio ($10.00) – Applicant must submit proof of the unrevoked and unexpired official amateur radio license issued by the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC). Proof of the license can be electronic (smart phone, tablet, etc.) or a paper copy.
Ambulance ($7.50) – Applicant must submit a Certificate of Licensure issued by the Ohio Department of Public Safety. (Certificate must be
presented every year.)
Ambulette ($7.50) – Applicant must submit a Certificate of Licensure issued by the Ohio Department of Public Safety. (Certificate must be
presented every year.)
Civil Air Patrol ($10.00) – Applicant must submit evidence they are in good standing with the Civil Air Patrol.
Delta Sigma Theta ($10.00) – Applicant must provide proof of membership in sorority.
Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) ($18.00) – Applicant must be a current or former law enforcement official in good standing of the FOP and
must submit a certifying statement from the State FOP Lodge.
Fraternal Order of Police Associate Member (FOPAM) ($25.00) – Applicant must be a current Fraternal Order of Police Associate Member
good standing and must submit a certifying statement from the State FOP Lodge.
Gold Star Family (These plates are issued at no charge to qualifying applicants) ($0.00) – Applicant must be an immediate family
member of a person who died in a combat zone while a member of any branch of the armed forces and must submit a completed BMV 4635
form.
Kappa Alpha Psi ($10.00) – Applicant must provide proof of membership in fraternity.
Marine Corps League ($10.00) – Applicant must submit a certifying statement from the Marine Corps League stating the applicant is a
member in good standing.
Military Sacrifice ($0.00) – Applicant must submit a completed BMV 4817 form.
Non-Transport ($7.50) – Applicant must submit a Certificate of Licensure issued by the Ohio Department of Public Safety. (Certificate must
be presented every year.)
Omega Psi Phi ($10.00) – Applicant must provide proof of membership in fraternity.
Phi Beta Sigma ($10.00) – Applicant must provide proof of membership in fraternity.
Physician ($10.00) – Applicant must hold an unrevoked and unexpired medical license to practice medicine and must submit a current and
valid Ohio license to practice medicine in Ohio.
Professional Firefighter ($10.00) – Applicant must be active or retired member of the International Association of Firefighters and must
submit a statement from the local president confirming the applicant is a member in good standing.
Sigma Gamma Rho ($10.00) – Applicant must provide proof of membership in sorority.
Volunteer Firefighter ($10.00) – Applicant must be a volunteer firefighter and must submit a statement on letterhead from the fire Chief
verifying volunteer status.
Zeta Phi Beta ($10.00) – Applicant must provide proof of membership in sorority.
Military Plates ($0.00) – Applicant must prove that he / she qualifies for the plate by providing documents that meet the requirements for the
plate requested. Please go
http://www.bmv.ohio.gov/vr-sp-military.aspx
for a full list of military plates available and the detailed requirements
for each plate.
All Other Specialty Interest Logo Plates ($10.00-$45.00) – Includes collegiate and organizational. No additional requirements. Go to
http://www.bmv.ohio.gov/vr-sp-geninfo.aspx
for a full list of specialty plates available.
SECTION B – Applicant requesting initial / reserve or personalized format on plates below must qualify for the specific plate.
Disability ($0.00) – Applicant must submit a completed BMV 4834. Healthcare provider signature is not required when applicant has existing
Disability Window Placard or when the plate is for a bus / altered vehicle used to accommodate and transport persons with disabilities.
Livery ($7.50) – Vehicle operated for hire on an hourly basis and designed to carry nine passengers or fewer. This does not include any
vehicle used exclusively in the business of funeral directing. Applicant must submit a current policy of liability insurance. Completed BMV
4632 is required if registering vehicle for first time.
RESTRICTED
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