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The Ohio Department of Transportation
Office of Aviation

Ohio Aircraft Registration           

 

Owners of Ohio based aircraft are required to register their aircraft annually with the Office of Aviation, regardless of flying condition.

The deadline for annual aircraft registration is January 31.

 OHIO AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION FORM

 

 

 


Aircraft Registration Information

In accordance with the Ohio Revised Code 4561.17 and 4561.18, owners of Ohio based aircraft are required to register their aircraft with the Office of Aviation annually, regardless of the aircrafts flying condition.  A license fee is required to be paid for all airworthy aircraft.
RENEWALS
The registration period for renewals runs between January 1 and January 31 annually.  Renewal notices are mailed to owners of previously registered aircraft in the month preceding the annual registration period.  Renewal registrations must be postmarked or processed online no later than January 31.  Registration applications postmarked or processed online after January 31 are subject to a fine of up to $500.  There is a fine of up to $500 per aircraft for failing to annually register an Ohio based aircraft.
NEW REGISTRATIONS
Upon purchasing an aircraft that is to be based in Ohio, the buyer must make application for registration within 30 days of the purchase date and pay the applicable fee.  There is no reduction in the registration fee for aircraft purchased later in the year.  Registrations are non-transferable.
 
HOW TO COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION PROCESS
Depending on your Registration Category, the registration process can be completed online or by mail.  Online registration is only available for Renewal and Not Airworthy categories.  All other Registration Categories must be processed by mail, including:  New, Sold, Destroyed/Scrapped, and Aircraft No Longer Based in Ohio using the Ohio Aircraft Registration Form.
ONLINE REGISTRATION
Online registration is available for Renewal and Not Airworthy categories only.  All other Registration Categories must be processed by mail, including:  New, Sold, Destroyed/Scrapped, and Aircraft No Longer Based in Ohio using the Ohio Aircraft Registration Form.

Register and pay by credit card securely online using the Aviation Registration Management System (AVRMS) at https://avrms.dot.state.oh.us
For assistance with AVRMS, call the Office of Aviation at (614) 387-2354.

REGISTRATION BY MAIL
Complete the Ohio Aircraft Registration Form as follows:
1.    OWNER INFORMATION
·         Enter the Owner Information for Primary and any Secondary Owners
2.    AIRCRAFT INFORMATION
·         Enter the aircraft N Number, Manufacturer, Model, and Number of Seats
·         NOTE:  For registration purposes and in accordance with ORC 4561.18(D)(1), the Number of Aircraft Seats is determined by and based solely on the number of seats listed in the FAA Aircraft Registry for the specific manufacturer and model of aircraft.
·         For assistance in determining the number of registered seats, contact the Office of Aviation at (614) 387-2354.
3.    AIRCRAFT BASE
·         Enter the FAA Airport ID and Name of Airport or Physical Address of where aircraft is based.
·         If the aircraft is not based at a FAA listed airport, enter the physical street address of where the aircraft is based in the space provided.
·         All aircraft registrations must include an aircraft base.
4.    REGISTRATION CATEGORY
·         Select the Registration Category by checking the appropriate box on the form.
·         Refer to the matrix below for information on Category and if a fee is required.
REGISTRATION
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
Fee Required
YES
NO
New
New application for registration of an Ohio based aircraft
X
 
Renewal
Renewal of previously registered Ohio based aircraft
X
 
Not Airworthy
Aircraft is not airworthy and will not be flown in the current registration year (*see Note below). NO FEE REQUIRED
 
X
Sold
Aircraft was sold. Enter Date Sold and complete the Aircraft Buyer’s Information section. NO FEE REQUIRED
 
X
Destroyed/Scrapped
Aircraft has been destroyed or scrapped.  NO FEE REQUIRED
 
X
No Longer Based in Ohio
Aircraft is no longer based in Ohio.  NO FEE REQUIRED
 
X
*NOTE:  If an aircraft that was previously registered as Not Airworthy becomes airworthy at any time during the year, the owner must contact the Office of Aviation to update its’ status and pay the applicable registration fee.
5.    REGISTRATION FEE
a.    If payment is due based upon Registration Category matrix above, enter Amount Due.
b.    Calculating Registration Fee:  Number of FAA Registered Seats X $15 = Amount Due
c.    Gliders and Balloons are $15 per Aircraft
6.    SIGNATURE AND DATE
a.    Sign and Date registration application form
7.    PAYMENT of FEE – If payment of fee is applicable:
a.    Make check or money order for amount due payable to: 
TRESURER STATE OF OHIO
b.    Verify amount on check matches the Amount Due on application form and that check is signed
c.    There is NO FEE REQUIRED for:  Not Airworthy, Sold, Destroyed/Scrapped, and Aircraft No Longer Based in Ohio
d.    Mail signed application form and payment (if applicable) to:
Office of Aviation – Aircraft Registration
2829 W. Dublin-Granville Rd.
Columbus, OH 43235
For ASSISTANCE WITH AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION – Contact the Office of Aviation at (614) 387-2354 Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ATTENTION AIRCRAFT OWNERS