Suspensions & Reinstatements

Other Suspension Information

Administrative Hearings

You may request an administrative hearing for some suspensions. Mail your written request for a hearing to the address listed on the suspension notice. Include your daytime phone number, Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) case number and $30 hearing fee, if applicable. A letter will be mailed informing you when and where the hearing is scheduled. Most hearings are held in Columbus.

Requirements to Request a Hearing

  • Habitual, Medical, National Driver Register (NDR), Non-Resident Violator Compact, Probationary, Security, and Violation of Restriction Suspensions: mail your hearing request within 30 days of the mailing date of the suspension notice to the address listed in the notice. There are no fees for these hearings.
  • Out-of-State Drug and/or Operating a Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs (OVI) Suspensions: mail your hearing request within 20 days of the mailing date of the suspension notice to the address listed in the notice. There are no fees for these hearings.
  • Random Proof of Insurance Selection Suspensions, Non-Compliance and Non-Compliance Accident Suspensions: mail your hearing request within 10 days of the mailing date of the suspension notice to the address listed in the notice. A $30 hearing fee, payable by check or money order, is required.
  • Commercial Driver License (CDL) Disqualifications: mail your hearing request within 30 days of the mailing date of the disqualification notice to the address listed in the notice. There are no fees for these hearings.

Ohio Revised Code: 119.07

Ohio Administrative Code: 4501:1-10-01

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