New Rule Impacts Issuance Of Driver Licenses and Identification Cards

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COLUMBUS- Effective Oct. 8, 2009, those applying for a new or first time driver license or state identification (ID) card, replacing a lost license or ID card, or making an address change on a license or ID card will need to provide documents that establish the applicant's current Ohio residential street address.

This impacts customers obtaining Temporary Permits, Driver Licenses, Commercial Driver Licenses, Motorcycle Endorsements and State of Ohio ID cards.

A document proving current street address must be shown in addition to the primary and secondary documents required to prove name, date of birth and Social Security Number if those documents do not prove the current street address.

If the primary or secondary documents shown prove the customer's current residential street address, no additional proof of residency is required. A list of acceptable primary and secondary documents can be found at <>.

A list of acceptable documents to prove residency will be added to this list online by Oct. 8.

Examples from the list include: Current and valid automobile liability, premises liability or life insurance policy, checking or savings account statement within the last 60 days, major credit card bill issued within the last 60 days, paycheck stub issued within the last 60 days or a utility bill from an electric, telephone, water, sewer, cable, satellite, heating oil or propane provider issued within the last 60 days.

This rule change occurred as part of the BMV's continuous review of operations and will increase the security and reliability of the documents issued by the BMV.

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