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The Ohio Department of Transportation
Office of Aviation

Aircraft Registration           


If you own an aircraft that is based in Ohio, regardless of flying condition, it must be registered with the Ohio Office of Aviation annually. 


 Aircraft Registration Information



Ohio Aircraft Owners

The Ohio Department of Transportation has taken the Ohio Aircraft Registration Program into the new century by developing an updated system to dramatically speed registrations and renewals. The previous paper-and-postage system has been completely redesigned and now includes an online registration and fee submission option for aircraft owners.

The system will assign each aircraft owner a unique login code that will be available on their registration renewal application. Aircraft owners can then go to http://avrms.dot.state.oh.us and begin the registration process electronically. The aircraft owners can create a registration user account and gain access to their aircraft and personal information. Payments for application can also be made online. The process will then be completed when ODOT mails each owner their individual registration certificate or status report.  Aircraft owners will have access to previously registered aircraft only, with a conventional paper process required for new, sold or decommissioned aircraft.
Aircraft owners that take advantage of the new electronic system can expect to receive their registration certificate or status report within seven business days.  The conventional mail based aircraft registration system will still be available for owners that choose that option, however ODOT is confident that the updated registration program has streamlined the registration process and it will provide increased value to Ohio’s aircraft owners.