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Limited Driving Privilege Order

Ohio Revised Code Section 4510.021

An order issued by a court that modifies a court suspension in some way.  It usually is issued to allow an individual to drive to and from work, but the court may also specify privileges for educational, medical and other reasons.  In rarer instances, it may be an order for termination of the rest of the suspension.
          • The order must be a journal entry from the court bearing the court seal.
          • To use limited driving privileges your driver license must be valid.
          • You must have a modifying order for each court suspension you are serving.
          • If your driver license is expired past 6 months the court must also issue an order to allow retesting to obtain a valid license. The letter must specifically state the fact that the driver is retesting for a CDL license if this is the case.
          • If the driver is also under a 12 Point suspension the Points Section will mail the re-test letter.
          • To renew a license under limited driving privileges the court must also issue an order allowing you to renew. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles will send a letter allowing the driver to proceed to a local Deputy Registrar to apply for a renewal license.
          • All other suspensions must be in compliance before limited driving privileges can be used.

For additional information concerning limited driving privileges on non-compliance (insurance) suspensions, please refer to the Financial Responsibility Information section.