Ordering Guidelines
Ohio Pet Plate—Important Ordering Guidelines

Any registered automobile owner in Ohio is eligible to
purchase an Ohio Pet Specialty License plate. Proceeds
from the sale of the plate will go to the Ohio Pet Fund,
a nonprofit corporation. Money in the fund will be used
to support programs for the spaying and neutering of
dogs and cats in Ohio, and for the educational
programs about the proper veterinary care of those
pets.

You may order the Pet specialty license plates
anytime—order now and pay a pro-rated fee based on
the amount of time left on your current registration,
or order the specialty license plates when your current
plates are due for renewal. You may order the
specialty plates in the following ways:

1. Deputy Registrars: Requests for the Pet Specialty
Plate can be made at any deputy registrar's office.
Your Pet Plate may be paid for at a deputy registrar's
office and will then be mailed to you. If necessary, the
deputy can give you a permit which will allow you to
operate your vehicle while the plates are being
manufactured.

2. By Mail: Request forms are available at any deputy
registrar's office or by clicking
here. You may complete
a form and send it with special documents to the
address listed on the form. If you choose to have a
personalized plate, your choice ( if available ) will be
assigned and an application will be mailed within 5
days. You will need to mail the application, fees and
any required document(s) to the address on the
application. Special plates will be mailed to your
address shown on the application.

3. By
OPlates: Special plate requests can be processed
on the
OPlates.com Internet site. You may check
availability, renew, upgrade, and replace your license
plates at
OPlates.com.  This option can only be used if
your vehicle is already registered.  Vehicles that have
never been plated by the new owner, must registered
at a local
deputy registrar office.  


Special Notes About Initial Reserve Plates

An initial reserve plate may contain:
Three letters (ABC).


Three letters and one number (1- 9) or one number (1-
9) and three letters (ABC 1 or 1 ABC).


Two letters (AB).


Two letters and one number (1-9) or one number (1-9)
and two letters (AB 1 or 1 AB).


Two letters and two numbers (1-99) or two numbers
(1-99) and two letters (AB 75 or 75 AB).


Two letters and three numbers (1-999) or three
numbers (1-999) and two letters (AB 234 or 234 AB).


Two letters and four numbers (1-9999) or four
numbers (1-9999) and two letters (AB 2345 or 2345
AB).


One letter and five numbers (1-99999) or five
numbers (1-99999) and one letter (A 12345 or 12345
A).


One letter and six numbers (1-999999) or six numbers
(1-999999) and one letter (A 123456 or 123456 A).


Numbers 28801 through 9999999.
Special Notes on Personalized License plates:

An Ohio Pet personalized plate must contain no less
than four and no more than six letters or a
combination of letters and numbers totaling up to six
characters.
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