Ohio BMV stops printing SSN on licenses

| Friday, February 08, 2002

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles will no longer print Social Security numbers (SSN) on driver's licenses and state identification cards, unless asked to do so. Professional drivers who hold a commercial driver's license will no longer be required to have the SSN on the license as well.

According to the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, the move stems from the passage of Ohio's state HB46. The law prohibits the display of a SSN on the person's driver license, CDL, temporary instruction permit or identification card unless the person requests the number be displayed. The change went into effect on Jan. 31.

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