How do you get drivers license in ohio? How to Get Your Ohio Driver's License. To apply for your Ohio Driver's License, you must: Be at least 16 years old and have held a learner's permit (Temporary Instruction Permit Identification Card) for at least 6 months. Complete 24 hours of classroom driver's education (satisfied by taking our online course).How do you transfer license plates in ohio? You may transfer your OH BMV license plate from an old vehicle to a new one, if desired. To do so, you must bring the old car registration plates to a deputy registrar’s office and pay the applicable fees. Then, you will be given a new registration card that transfers the plates to your new car.What time does the bmv open? E-mail: Use the BMV's direct contact portal. By phone: Call (888) 692-6841. Phone lines are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. 5117 E. 81st. Ave. 14 W.