Form BMV4803 "Application for Collector's License Plates" - Ohio

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OHIO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES
APPLICATION FOR COLLECTOR’S LICENSE PLATES
TYPE OR PRINT
OHIO LICENSE PLATE # CURRENTLY DISPLAYED
EXPIRATION DATE LICENSE PLATE # OF PRINCIPAL MEANS OF
EXPIRATION DATE
TRANSPORTATION
DEPUTY REGISTRAR NAME AND NUMBER
CERTIFICATION OF TITLE INSPECTED BY
DATE PURCHASED
VEHICLE YEAR
VEHICLE MAKE
BODY TYPE
COLOR
VEHICLE SERIAL #
CERTIFICATE OF TITLE #
# OF PLATES
1
2
(add $1.25 to fees)
OWNER NAME
DAYTIME PHONE #
DATE OF BIRTH
SSN / TIN / OH DL / OH ID
OHIO ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
ZIP CODE
OHIO
VEHICLE OWNERSHIP
SINGLE
JOINT
LEASED
COMPANY
JOINT OWNER / LESSEE NAME
SS# OR TAX ID#
OHIO COUNTY OF RESIDENCE
OWNER BUSINESS ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
ZIP CODE
ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
ZIP CODE
IS YOUR LICENSE PLATE REGISTRATION UNDER SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION UNDER OHIO FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY LAW?
YES
NO
MAILING ADDRESS IF DIFFERENT FROM THAT SHOWN ABOVE
ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
ZIP CODE
BEGINNING DATE
ENDING DATE
If this is a temporary mailing address please list dates.
PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
YOU WILL LOSE YOUR DRIVER LICENSE IF YOU DRIVE WITHOUT INSURANCE OR OTHER ACCEPTABLE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY COVERAGE
In Ohio, it is illegal to drive any motor vehicle without insurance or other financial responsibility (FR) coverage.
It is also illegal for any motor vehicle owner to allow anyone else to drive the owner’s vehicle without FR coverage.
PROOF OF COVERAGE IS REQUIRED: Whenever a police officer issues a traffic ticket At all vehicle inspection stops Upon traffic court appearances.
ANY DRIVER OR OWNER WHO FAILS TO SHOW PROOF OF INSURANCE OR OTHER COVERAGE WILL: Lose his or her driver license until requirements are met
on first offense, ONE YEAR on second offense and TWO YEARS on additional offenses Lose his or her license plates and vehicle registration  Pay reinstatement fees
of $100.00 for first offense, $300.00 for second offense, $600.00 for third and subsequent offenses Pay a $50.00 penalty for any failure to surrender his or her driver
license, license plates, or registration AND Be required to maintain special FR coverage (“High-risk” insurance or equivalent) on file with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles
(BMV) for THREE or FIVE YEARS.
ONCE THIS SUSPENSION IS IN EFFECT: Any driver or owner who violates the suspension will have his or her vehicle immobilized and his or her license plates
confiscated for at least 30 DAYS first offense and 60 DAYS second offense. For third or subsequent offenses, the vehicle will be forfeited and sold and the person will not
be permitted to register any motor vehicle in Ohio for FIVE YEARS.
IF YOU ARE INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT WITHOUT INSURANCE OR OTHER FR COVERAGE: In addition to all the penalties listed above, you may have A
SECURITY SUSPENSION for TWO YEARS or more and A JUDGMENT SUSPENSION INDEFINITELY (until all damages have been satisfied).
THESE PENALTIES ARE IN ADDITION TO ANY FINES OR PENALTIES IMPOSED BY A COURT OF LAW.
WARNING: THESE LAWS DO NOT PREVENT THE POSSIBILITY THAT YOU MAY BE INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT WITH A PERSON WHO HAS NO INSURANCE
OR OTHER FR COVERAGE.
WHEN REQUIRED, PROOF OF COVERAGE MAY BE SHOWN BY ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: AN INSURANCE POLICY showing automobile liability insurance of at
least $25,000 bodily injury per person, $50,000 injury two or more persons, and $25,000 property damage AN INSURANCE IDENTIFICATION CARD (same coverage)
A SURETY BOND OF $30,000 issued by any authorized surety company or insurance company A BMV BOND SECURED BY REAL ESTATE having equity of at least
$60,000 A BMV CERTIFICATE FOR MONEY OR GOVERNMENT BONDS in the amount of $30,000 on deposit with the Ohio Treasurer of State A BMV CERTIFICATE
OF SELF-INSURANCE, available only to companies or persons who own at least twenty-six motor vehicles.
I affirm that the owners (or lessees of leased vehicle) now have insurance or other proof of financial responsibility (FR coverage) covering this vehicle and
will not operate or permit the operation of this vehicle without FR coverage; and will not be used as a commercial vehicle unless so registered. WARNING:
Applicant giving false information is subject to prosecution R.C. 2913.42. Application must be signed by the owner(s) as named on Certificate of Title.
SIGNATURE
DATE
X
STATEMENT REQUIRED BY OHIO REVISED CODES 4503.01 AND 4503.45
This vehicle is not the only motor vehicle registered in my name and is not my principal means of transportation. This vehicle is of special interest, being of
special make, model, or style, and is maintained as a collector’s item, leisure pursuit, or investment. If requested, I can supply paperwork from a car club,
auto collector, or other proof that this is a vehicle of special interest. This application is made in good faith and not to evade any law, including Ohio Revised
Code section 3704.14, which requires vehicle emission testing in some Ohio counties.
SIGNATURE
DATE
X
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OHIO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES
APPLICATION FOR COLLECTOR’S LICENSE PLATES
TYPE OR PRINT
OHIO LICENSE PLATE # CURRENTLY DISPLAYED
EXPIRATION DATE LICENSE PLATE # OF PRINCIPAL MEANS OF
EXPIRATION DATE
TRANSPORTATION
DEPUTY REGISTRAR NAME AND NUMBER
CERTIFICATION OF TITLE INSPECTED BY
DATE PURCHASED
VEHICLE YEAR
VEHICLE MAKE
BODY TYPE
COLOR
VEHICLE SERIAL #
CERTIFICATE OF TITLE #
# OF PLATES
1
2
(add $1.25 to fees)
OWNER NAME
DAYTIME PHONE #
DATE OF BIRTH
SSN / TIN / OH DL / OH ID
OHIO ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
ZIP CODE
OHIO
VEHICLE OWNERSHIP
SINGLE
JOINT
LEASED
COMPANY
JOINT OWNER / LESSEE NAME
SS# OR TAX ID#
OHIO COUNTY OF RESIDENCE
OWNER BUSINESS ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
ZIP CODE
ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
ZIP CODE
IS YOUR LICENSE PLATE REGISTRATION UNDER SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION UNDER OHIO FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY LAW?
YES
NO
MAILING ADDRESS IF DIFFERENT FROM THAT SHOWN ABOVE
ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
ZIP CODE
BEGINNING DATE
ENDING DATE
If this is a temporary mailing address please list dates.
PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
YOU WILL LOSE YOUR DRIVER LICENSE IF YOU DRIVE WITHOUT INSURANCE OR OTHER ACCEPTABLE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY COVERAGE
In Ohio, it is illegal to drive any motor vehicle without insurance or other financial responsibility (FR) coverage.
It is also illegal for any motor vehicle owner to allow anyone else to drive the owner’s vehicle without FR coverage.
PROOF OF COVERAGE IS REQUIRED: Whenever a police officer issues a traffic ticket At all vehicle inspection stops Upon traffic court appearances.
ANY DRIVER OR OWNER WHO FAILS TO SHOW PROOF OF INSURANCE OR OTHER COVERAGE WILL: Lose his or her driver license until requirements are met
on first offense, ONE YEAR on second offense and TWO YEARS on additional offenses Lose his or her license plates and vehicle registration  Pay reinstatement fees
of $100.00 for first offense, $300.00 for second offense, $600.00 for third and subsequent offenses Pay a $50.00 penalty for any failure to surrender his or her driver
license, license plates, or registration AND Be required to maintain special FR coverage (“High-risk” insurance or equivalent) on file with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles
(BMV) for THREE or FIVE YEARS.
ONCE THIS SUSPENSION IS IN EFFECT: Any driver or owner who violates the suspension will have his or her vehicle immobilized and his or her license plates
confiscated for at least 30 DAYS first offense and 60 DAYS second offense. For third or subsequent offenses, the vehicle will be forfeited and sold and the person will not
be permitted to register any motor vehicle in Ohio for FIVE YEARS.
IF YOU ARE INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT WITHOUT INSURANCE OR OTHER FR COVERAGE: In addition to all the penalties listed above, you may have A
SECURITY SUSPENSION for TWO YEARS or more and A JUDGMENT SUSPENSION INDEFINITELY (until all damages have been satisfied).
THESE PENALTIES ARE IN ADDITION TO ANY FINES OR PENALTIES IMPOSED BY A COURT OF LAW.
WARNING: THESE LAWS DO NOT PREVENT THE POSSIBILITY THAT YOU MAY BE INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT WITH A PERSON WHO HAS NO INSURANCE
OR OTHER FR COVERAGE.
WHEN REQUIRED, PROOF OF COVERAGE MAY BE SHOWN BY ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: AN INSURANCE POLICY showing automobile liability insurance of at
least $25,000 bodily injury per person, $50,000 injury two or more persons, and $25,000 property damage AN INSURANCE IDENTIFICATION CARD (same coverage)
A SURETY BOND OF $30,000 issued by any authorized surety company or insurance company A BMV BOND SECURED BY REAL ESTATE having equity of at least
$60,000 A BMV CERTIFICATE FOR MONEY OR GOVERNMENT BONDS in the amount of $30,000 on deposit with the Ohio Treasurer of State A BMV CERTIFICATE
OF SELF-INSURANCE, available only to companies or persons who own at least twenty-six motor vehicles.
I affirm that the owners (or lessees of leased vehicle) now have insurance or other proof of financial responsibility (FR coverage) covering this vehicle and
will not operate or permit the operation of this vehicle without FR coverage; and will not be used as a commercial vehicle unless so registered. WARNING:
Applicant giving false information is subject to prosecution R.C. 2913.42. Application must be signed by the owner(s) as named on Certificate of Title.
SIGNATURE
DATE
X
STATEMENT REQUIRED BY OHIO REVISED CODES 4503.01 AND 4503.45
This vehicle is not the only motor vehicle registered in my name and is not my principal means of transportation. This vehicle is of special interest, being of
special make, model, or style, and is maintained as a collector’s item, leisure pursuit, or investment. If requested, I can supply paperwork from a car club,
auto collector, or other proof that this is a vehicle of special interest. This application is made in good faith and not to evade any law, including Ohio Revised
Code section 3704.14, which requires vehicle emission testing in some Ohio counties.
SIGNATURE
DATE
X
BMV 4803 7/20 [760-1512] Page 1 of 2
You may make a non-refundable donation to the children’s Save Our Sight fund by checking the box below and entering the amount you wish
to donate. Add this to your total fees due. For more information on the children’s Save Our Sight fund, please call 1-800-755-GROW (4769).
Yes, I would like to donate to the children’s Save Our Sight fund. I would like to donate $
QUALIFICATIONS FOR COLLECTOR’S PLATES AND APPLICATION
“Collector’s Vehicle” means any motor vehicle or agricultural tractor or traction engine of special interest having a fair market value of one
hundred dollars or more, whether operable or not, that is owned, operated, collected, preserved, restored, maintained or used essentially
as a collector’s item, leisure pursuit or investment, but not as the owner’s principal means of transportation.
Due to passage of supplementary legislation, additional criteria is required for the issuance of collector’s license plates. To ensure that all
vehicles registered as collector vehicles are truly collectible, we now reference the National Automobile Dealers Association Classic,
Collectible and Special Interest Car Appraisal Guide. If the vehicle is not listed in this guide, we do have other comparable publications that
are similarly authoritative and include the 4th Edition Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975 (Krause Publications) or The New
Complete Book of Collectible Cars 1930-1990 (Consumer Guide). Vehicle models not listed in these publications may be considered
collector vehicles if the applicant obtains documentation from the manufacturer that the vehicle was in limited production or is in demand as
a collectible vehicle at the time of application. To ensure every opportunity is afforded for the applicant to be granted collector’s license
plates, additional consideration will be granted to applicants providing photographs to substantiate vehicle collectability.
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS:
1. The following items must be returned to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles to register by mail:
A. Total amount due. Make check or money order payable to: Ohio Treasurer of State.
B. Current OHIO vehicle registration card (if vehicle displays an Ohio license Plate) or original a Certificate of Title/Memorandum of
Title (if vehicle does not display an Ohio license plate). You may take these documents to any Deputy Registrar to verify the
vehicle information for a fee of $5.00.
C. Completed and signed application.
2. Mail to: Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Attn: Registration Support Services, P.O. Box 16521, Columbus, Ohio 43216-6521.
Phone: (614) 752-7518
3. Please allow approximately four weeks for processing of your application. Failure to follow instructions will delay the
processing of your application.
4. Hybrid/Electric vehicles will be assessed an additional fee of $100/$200 annually per Ohio Revised Code 4503.10 (C)(3)(4).
5. If you have questions regarding fees please call (614) 752-7518, or refer to page 2 of the Web site
www.bmv.ohio.gov/links/bmv-all-fees.pdf.
INDICATE YOUR CHOICES TO REQUEST RESERVED OR PERSONALIZED COLLECTOR’S PLATES
If you want stock plates (preassigned numbers only), DO NOT submit choices.
The first available choice will be assigned. When possible, a substitute assignment will be made. There is a MAXIMUM of 7 characters
on license plates with up to two spaces permitted for personalized character combinations. Leave a box empty to indicate a space for
reserved/personalized plates. Dashes, symbols and punctuation marks cannot be used. Inappropriate requests will not be issued.
SECOND CHOICE
FIRST CHOICE
THIRD CHOICE
FOURTH CHOICE
MEANING OF PLATE(S) REQUESTED (Inappropriate requests will not be issued)
FEES FOR ALL TYPES OF PLATES LISTED BELOW ARE REQUIRED ANNUALLY IN ADDITION TO BASIC REGISTRATION FEES.
RESERVED $25.00
Standard manufacturing procedures do not permit a choice of spacing for reserved license plates.
LETTERS MAY NOT BE USED IN THE MIDDLE OF NUMBERS.
THREE LETTERS ONLY
THREE LETTERS ONLY
THREE LETTERS BEFORE OR AFTER 1 THRU 9
THREE LETTERS BEFORE OR AFTER 1 THRU 9
ONE LETTER BEFORE AND AFTER 1 THRU 99999
ONE LETTER BEFORE AND AFTER 1 THRU 99999
ONE LETTER BEFORE OR AFTER 1 THRU 999999
ONE LETTER BEFORE OR AFTER 1 THRU 999999
PERSONALIZED $50.00
Personalized license plates must contain no less than four letters and no more than seven letters or combination of four letters with numbers.
Only two spaces are allowed if your choice contains 7 characters, three spaces are allowed with 6 characters.
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