As of July 2, 2018, Ohio BMV deputy registrar offices will no longer be allowed to print a driver’s license while you wait.
For added security reasons, it will become a two-step process:
You will first go to your local BMV to sign up for a renewal, take a quick eye test and have your (usually awful) photo taken.
But instead of getting the new license in 5 minutes, you will now be handed a temporary license card.
Your official Ohio driver’s license will arrive by mail in two weeks.