Ohio BMVs to start accepting credit cards

Those using a card will be charged an extra 1.95 percent

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles is making it easier to do business for those who don’t often carry cash.

The BMV is now accepting credit cards, but it will cost extra. Anything $64 or under will cost you $1.25, while purchases over $64 will be charged an extra 1.95 percent of the total.

Until now, only cash and checks were accepted, although many locations did offer an ATM.

This is something customers have been asking for for years, but the fees may come as a surprise.

The BMV says the fee is needed because it doesn’t have the ability to add retail markup to its products, since the fees are set by the state.

“if the money comes out of the state registration fee, it cuts services for local road projects,” said Don Petit, registrar for the Ohio BMV.

All BMV locations in northeast Ohio are now taking credit cards. The rest of the state should be ready by the end of the week.

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