License plates Bill Would Prohibit Citations For Vehicles Without Front License Plates By Ohio Public Radio • Feb 24, 2017 Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles A proposal in the state transportation budget would still require Ohioans to have front license plates, but would allow them to escape being cited if they're parked. Governor, Lawmakers Propose Raising Fees For Ohio License Plates And Driver's Licenses By Associated Press • Feb 23, 2017 ohio.com Ohio drivers may be paying more to get their license plate or driver's license under proposed changes to the state transportation budget. Legislative Task Force Recommends Ohio Keep Front License Plate Requirement By Associated Press, Alison Holm & Jim Letizia • Dec 18, 2015 A legislative task force studying transportation issues has recommended the state keep highway speed limits unchanged and continue to require a front license plate. State Scraps License Plate Plan By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Feb 8, 2013 The state is scrapping plans to require Ohioans to replace their vehicle license plates every seven years and replace the gold-lined and bicentennial red,white and blue plates. New License Plates In Spring By Alison Holm & Associated Press • Aug 14, 2012 License plates in the Buckeye State will be getting a face lift next spring.