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Communication Disability Law FAQ

Start here to learn about the Communication Disability Law, find the verification form, and view an awareness video.

No, inclusion in the database is voluntary. 

The individual with the disability, who rides with providers or third party, would need to complete the form, have it validated, and then list those license plate numbers (as many as needed) for vehicles in which they ride.  

A new form will be required anytime a new license plate number is added or removed from the original form.

If pulled over, police officers will be notified that you have a communication disability when they enter your license plate number into their computer system. 

No, police officers will not have that information about you. They will only know that the person who has registered, or someone who frequently travels in the vehicle has a communication disability. 

No, you do not have to disclose personal medical information. However, a medical provider must sign your communication disability verification form to acknowledge that you have a medically diagnosed condition. 

It is up to your physician, psychiatrist or psychologist to determine if the diagnosis can create a communication impairment when deciding to sign the verification form. 

You may download the verification form from the OOD Website and ask your physician to sign it.

By regular mail to:
The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Attn: Remittance/DPU
P.O. Box 16521
Columbus, Ohio 43216-6521

By electronic mail to:

Completed verification forms can also be dropped off in-person at any
Deputy Registrar/Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles locations. 

You will receive a confirmation receipt sent to the email address you provide on your verification form.

No, information in the database is not a public record.