Suspensions & Reinstatements

Other Suspension Information

Vehicle Impoundments/Immobilizations

A court is authorized to order vehicle immobilization and impoundment of the registration and license plates at the time of sentencing for:

  • Driving while under a suspension for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (OVI)
  • Driving under a financial responsibility suspension
  • Wrongful entrustment
  • Second offense OVI
  • Driving while under a suspension

The court can order a waiver to allow another member of the household to drive the vehicle if immobilization of the vehicle will be an undue hardship.

Reinstatement Requirements

  • Serve the court’s immobilization period
  • Pay a reinstatement fee

Ohio Revised Code: 4503.233

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