Ohio BMVs won’t offer driver’s license services Saturday; Here’s why

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles deputy registrar locations across the state Saturday will not be able to process any driver’s licenses or learner’s permits.

Verizon will shut down an external licensing database called the National Driver Register, which deputy registrars must check before issuing a driver’s license, the BMV announced Friday.

However, BMV locations will be open for vehicle registrations, identification cards and other transactions.

In addition, many services can be completed through BMV Online Services, which includes kiosks to print license plate stickers, transferring a title online, more locations to take the driver exam and taking the driving knowledge test online.

The outage was set to begin at 12:01 a.m. Saturday; if maintenance work ends before the close of business Saturday, the Ohio BMV said it will send out social media alerts that driver’s license and permit transactions have resumed.

Online services will not be available from 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday, the BMV said, also due to scheduled maintenance.

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