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Ohio's New Compliant DL-ID Driver License & the Probate Court

If your current full name is NOT the same as the name on your birth certificate, proof of how the name changed must be presented to the Ohio BMV to apply for Ohio's DL-ID Compliant Driver License.
The Franklin County Probate Court may be able to help you obtain the documents neccessary for the new Compliant DL-ID Driver License.


Problem: Your name changed because of marriage.
Solution: Retrieve a certified copy of your Franklin County marriage abstract from the Franklin County Probate Court.

Problem: The name you use does not match the name on your birth certificate.
Solution: If you have been a Franklin County resident forthe past 12 months, you may apply for a name change at the Franklin County Probate Court.

Problem: I don’t know what’s on my birth certificate.
Solution: Order a certified copy of an Ohio birth certificate from the Ohio Department of Vital Statistics.
 

Other Resources available at the Probate Court:

Call 614-525-3894 to speak with the Franklin County Probate Court name change clerk about your name and Ohio’s new compliant drivers license.
If additional legal questions remain, you may be directed to the Franklin County Probate Court Resource Center to speak with a licensed Ohio attorney at no cost to you.

Obtain and complete the State of Ohio Organ Donation Registry Form.

Obtain and complete the State of Ohio Living Will Form

Visit BMV website at bmv.ohio.gov/NEWDL-ID

Download Ohio's New Compliant DL-ID Driver License & the Probate Court Pamphlet