Today, Grant Street Group announced the introduction of PayPal as a payment method for the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles’ (BMV) customers. Ohio citizens can now use their PayPal accounts to pay for items such as vehicle registrations or driver license renewals using the BMV’s online services.
PayPal and other digital wallets are now essential for government entities because they provide customers with secure and flexible payment methods and a familiar online payment experience. The introduction of this new payment method through Grant Street’s PaymentExpress® software makes the Ohio BMV the first statewide motor vehicle agency to offer PayPal to its customers. Since the launch of this new service, over 20,000 payments with PayPal have been made to the BMV.
The Ohio BMV began using PaymentExpress in 2016 with the introduction of in person debit and credit card payments at 197 BMV locations. Using Grant Street Group’s payment services, Ohio became the first statewide motor vehicle agency to implement EMV (chip) card technology. Since then, the State’s partnership with Grant Street has expanded and remains focused on delivering convenience. Grant Street is also piloting a service with the Ohio BMV that simplifies in-office transactions by combining driver license workflows, signature capture, and payment processing into a single point-of-sale device.
“The addition of PayPal as a payment method marks the continued partnership between the Ohio BMV and Grant Street,” said Phil Runyard, Grant Street’s Chief Strategist for Payments. “We are committed to ongoing enhancements to our comprehensive digital payment solution for the State, with this just being the latest addition. There will be more exciting new payment service announcements from the BMV and Grant Street over the coming months.”
“Consumers are increasingly looking for fast, secure, seamless and digital ways to pay,” said PayPal VP, Global Head of Channel Partnerships, PayPal. “We’re excited to be working alongside Grant Street to support the Ohio BMV to enable Ohioans to pay with PayPal for their online transactions with the BMV.”
About the Ohio Department of Public Safety / Bureau of Motor Vehicles
The Ohio Department of Public Safety (DPS) touches millions of Ohioans with a core mission centered on the principles of safety, service and protection. The DPS strives to fulfill this mission by preserving the safety and well-being of all citizens with the most cost-effective and service- oriented methods available.
The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles oversees driver and motor vehicle licensing and registration among other services. The BMV strives to make the customer experience with the BMV more convenient, efficient, and cost-effective in order to “Meet our customers’ needs where they are, not where we are.”
PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering hundreds of millions of consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit https://www.paypal.com.
About Grant Street Group
Grant Street Group specializes in cloud-based government solutions for tax collection, e- payments, and auctions. Our applications handle the billing, collection, and distribution of taxes, as well as payment processing and online auctions of financial and legal instruments. PaymentExpress®, our secure e-payments service, processes over $22 billion in credit card and e-check transactions annually.