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ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Driver License Suspension & Reinstatement


National Driver Registry (NDR) Suspension

Ohio Revised Code Section 4507.08 (D) (5)

A driver is processed through the PDPS (Problem Drivers Pointer System), formerly through the National Driver Registry (NDR) and in the case of an application for a Commercial Driver License (CDL), through the Commercial Driver License Information System (CDLIS) when:
          • An Ohio driver applies for a license renewal, duplicate, upgrade or downgrade.
          • A driver is requesting a "First" Ohio driver license.
          • An Ohio driver is required to be re-tested due to suspension reinstatement requirements or cancellation of license.
          • A licensed driver from another state is applying for an Ohio license.
          • Applying for an Ohio driver license while under suspension, revocation or disqualification in another state.

Length of Suspension
          • Indefinite suspension until requirements are met.

Appeal Procedures
          • May request an administrative hearing by writing to the BMV within 30 days of the mailing date of the suspension notice.

Reinstatement Requirements
          • Driver must present a clearance letter from the Bureau or Department of Motor Vehicles in the state(s) in which he/she is suspended or PDPS indicates an ELIGIBLE status.
          • Mail clearance letter to:
            Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
            Attn: CDL / In-State
            P.O. Box 16784
            Columbus, OH 43216-6784
          • Additionally, a reinstatement fee will be required (if the suspension notice was mailed on or after 10/01/97).