Ohio BMV starts accepting credit cards for driver fees

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles says its deputy registrars will soon accept credit cards as payment, after years of people requesting that as an option.

By the end of the week, Ohioans at any of the 190 deputy registrar sites should be able to use credit cards as payment for driver’s license and vehicle registration renewals and other transactions. Until now, only checks and cash had been accepted.

The BMV originally had hoped to get the system in place by late last year, but it took time to work out details with credit card companies.

BMV spokeswoman Lindsey Bohrer says a few sites began offering the credit card option in a pilot program last week and have received lots of positive customer feedback.

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