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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 the aircrafts airworthiness status.

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 airworthiness status.  A license fee is required to be paid for all airworthy aircraft.
Ohio Aircraft Registration is indendent from the FAA Aircraft Registration.
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.
NOT AIRWORTHY AIRCRAFT ARE REQUIRED TO BE REGISTERED
Even though an aircraft may not be airworthy, it is still required to be registered as such with the Office of Aviation annually.  No fee is required for aircraft registered as Not Airworthy.  If the aircraft becomes airworthy at any time during the year, the owner is required to contact the Office of Aviation to update its status and pay the applicable registration fee.
 
NEW REGISTRATIONS
Upon purchasing an aircraft that is to be based in Ohio, the buyer must make application for registration with the Office of Aviation within 30 days of the purchase date and pay the applicable registration fee.  There is no reduction in the registration fee for aircraft purchased later in the year.  All New registrations must be completed by mail using the Ohio Aircraft Registration Form.
Aircraft registrations are non-transferable.
 
HOW TO COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION PROCESS
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.
ANNUAL REGISTRATION
Owners of aircraft previously registered in Ohio will receive a renewal notice in the mail in mid to late December each year.  If you choose to process your registration through the mail, please follow these steps:
  1. Verify Owner Information is correct.  If not, make changes as necessary.
  2. Verify the Aircraft Base is correct.  If not, enter the correct Aircraft Base.
  3. Indicate the Registration Category by checking the appropriate box.
  4. Sign and Date the application.
  5. Check the box under the signature line if you would like to receive an Ohio aeronautical publication.
  6. If payment is applicable, write a check for the amount due payable to TREASURER STATE OF OHIO.
  7. Mail signed application and any applicable fee to the Office of Aviation using the enclosed envelope enclosed with your registration notice. 
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.
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.

You may 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
If you did not receive a renewal notice in the mail or if you are filing for a New Ohio Aircraft Registration, please complete the registration process by completing 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 indicate 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. 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