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Ohio BMV Officials Say Computer Issues Fixed, Systems Up And Running

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Gabe Rosenberg

After a rough start to the day, state officials say all BMV computer issues have been fixed and their systems are working as usual.

Computer problems brought some local Bureau of Motor Vehicle offices to a grinding halt Tuesday. While many offices were able to process transactions, albeit more slowly, one office on Kenny Road hung a sign reading, “Our computer are currently offline.”

It went on to say, “We cannot process any drivers license, ID card, or vehicle registration at this time.”

A Tuesday tweet from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles read: “The BMV is experiencing some system issues that could impact transactions, causing them to run slower than normal. We are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Customers are advised to call ahead before visiting your local agency.”

The state offered a 14-day grace period for drivers with expired tags until the computer problem is fixed.

A BMV spokesperson told WBNS, "We were able to take care of customers in most cases, it is just causing slower transaction times. IT is working to resolve this as soon as possible."

Updated 12:30 p.m.