Specify Your Next of Kin
No one likes to think about the possibility of a tragic accident. But, the best thing we can do is be prepared in the event one occurs. Ohioans have the ability to add two emergency contacts to their Bureau of Motor Vehicles record for use by law enforcement. This allows law enforcement to access the name, phone number, and address of your emergency contact, so he or she can be notified immediately.
- There is no fee to add contact info to your record.
- Minors under age 18 must have a parent or legal guardian as their primary contact.
- Those age 18 and older may list anyone as a primary contact.
- Contact info is stored in a secure database accessible only by the Ohio BMV and law enforcement.