Ohio BMV & Florida DMV – Now Open!

Covid-19 is still a major concern, so anyone who plans to visit their local driver’s license office should take precautions. Remember to wear a mask, maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others, and wash your hands regularly.

Ohio BMV

The BMV has been closed since March 18, 2020 in response to the global coronavirus pandemic, but have opened their doors again as of May 26, 2020. People are encouraged to take advantage of the services that are available on their website to avoid flooding the local offices.

Due to the state of emergency:

  • All temporary tags that are about to expire or that have expired will be valid for 90 days after the expiration
  • All Ohio licenses (driver’s license, CDL’s and registrations) will continue to be valid until either 90 days after the declared emergency ends or December 1, 2020 (whichever is sooner).

If you need to go to the BMV, use the “Get in Line, Online” service to reduce how long you spend at the BMV!

When the state closed non-essential businesses, your local driving schools were shuttered to protect public health. Now, many have re-opened (with extra safety precautions) so that you can schedule behind-the-wheel practice with a licensed driving instructor. You can find a local driving school on the map below.

Florida DMV

The Florida DMV re-opened on June 3, 2020 with different safety precautions in place to provide services to residents while maintaining recommended standards while the coronavirus pandemic is still ongoing.

The following Covid-19 guidelines are in place:

  1. Staff will be wearing masks when interacting directly with the public.
  2. Visitors must wear a mask or face covering when interacting with staff.
  3. If a driver’s license or identification card is being issued and a photograph is going to be taken, the visitor is required to remove the mask momentarily for the photo.
  4. Social distancing and hygiene practices must be observed.

We offer the Florida Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Course and the Learner’s Permit Exam online, but if you already have your learner’s permit and need to take the driving skills test, you need to do that at the DMV or with a licensed 3rd party provider.

Click here to find 3rd party providers of the Driving Skills Test to get your learner’s permit upgraded to a full driver’s license.