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ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Driver License Suspension & Reinstatement

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Currently under a license suspension?

If you are currently under a license suspension by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), the information provided will assist you in learning what you need to do to restore your driving privileges. The BMV will make every effort to restore your driving privileges to you upon timely receipt of our reinstatement requirements. These requirements differ depending on what type of suspension you are under.

In order to allow for the timely return of your driving privileges and to eliminate unnecessary delays, we recommend that you mail your requirements approximately 20 days before your suspension ending date. This will allow the BMV to process your reinstatement requirements and restore full driving privileges to you when the suspension has ended, provided that your driver license has not expired and there are no other suspensions in effect at that time. DO NOT SEND CASH. Please send a check or money order, made payable to the "Ohio State Treasurer" to the appropriate address.

If there are BMV forms that need to be completed, the forms may be provided by your court, or downloaded from the BMV forms Web page. Also, please remember that reinstatement fees are subject to change as a result of new legislation. To verify if fees are current, please call the BMV.

Reinstatement fees may now be paid online or by calling the Automated Telephone System: 1-866-OPLATES (675-2837).

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Reinstatement Fees

Operator License Reinstatement
Fee
ORC Section 4511.191 (F)(a thru h)
OVI Conviction Date before 03/14/89
$75.00
OVI Conviction Date between 03/15/89 thru 07/24/90
$100.00
OVI Conviction Date between 07/25/90 thru 06/30/93
$125.00
ALS/OVI Arrest Date between 07/01/93 thru 09/30/97
$250.00
ALS/OVI Arrest Date between 10/01/97 thru 09/15/98
$280.00
ALS/OVI Arrest Date between 9/16/98 thru 11/02/00
$405.00
ALS/OVI Arrest Date between 11/03/00 thru 09/29/08
$425.00
ALS/OVI Arrest Date on/after 9/30/08
$475.00
Physical Control Suspension
$475.00
Non-Compliance Reinstatement
ORC Section 4509.101 (A5a)
Incident/Accident prior to 04/20/95
$30.00
 
Incident/Accident after 04/19/95
First Offense
$75.00
Second Offense within 5 years
$250.00
Third Offense within 5 years
$500.00
 
Incident/Accident after 10/16/09
First Offense
$100.00
Second Offense within 5 years
$300.00
Third Offense within 5 years
$600.00
 
Random Selection
$100.00

Note: There is a $50.00 additional non-voluntary surrender fee on all of the above non-compliance suspensions if the driver license and registration plates are not surrendered in the required amount of time.

 
Non-Resident Reinstatement
ORC Section 4511.951(A)
Non-Resident Violator Compact Suspension
$12.50
If mailing date on Suspension Notice is 10/01/97 or greater
$30.00
Vehicle Registration Reinstatement  
ORC Section 4503.233 (A2e)
Immobilization
$100.00
License/Bond Forfeiture Reinstatement  
ORC Section 4510.22
LF/BF mail date between 9/16/04 and 10/15/09
$15.00
LF/BF mail date on or after 10/16/09
$25.00
Warrant Block Reinstatement  
ORC Section 4503.13
On or after 9/16/04
$15.00
Child Support Reinstatement  
ORC Section 3123.58
Child Support
$25.00
 

Suspension Fees

Per HB 1, the following suspension types will have a $40 Reinstatement Fee attached to them if they run longer than 89 days or are indefinite at setup time; and either have suspension notice mailing dates of 10/16/09 or later, or in the case of a court action, an offense date of 10/16/09 or later: ($30 Reinstatement Fee if dates are 10/01/97 or later and prior to 10/16/09 per HB 210):

Suspensions

C5

Out-of-State Drug Offense

P3

Probationary Suspension – Three Violations

DL

Disqualification

PD

Probationary Suspension – OVI

FR

License Cancellation Fraudulent
Issuance – CDL

RV

Restriction Violation

LS

Liquor Law

SD

School Dropout

ND

NDR Suspension

SP

Probationary Revocation

P1

Probationary Suspension – OVUAC

S1

12-Point Suspension

P2

Probationary Suspension – Two
Violations

 

 

Court Actions

C4

Ohio Drug Offense

RF

Implied Consent

 

CV

Court Suspension – Major Offense
w/o FRA

RF

Administrative Revocation

JS

Juvenile Suspension

SC

Court Suspension

MN

Court Suspension – Minor Offenses

SW

School Weapons Suspension

MR

Moped Suspension

UA

Underage Alcohol Consumption Suspension

PR Permanent Revocation    
 

Fee Payment Plans

ORC Section 4510.10  
You may contact the county or municipal court where you live for a fee payment plan. The plan will allow you to request limited driving privileges while making payments to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) on your reinstatement fees. The court is not required by Ohio law to grant a fee payment plan. The fee payment plan will require a minimum payment of $50 per month.
 

Discharge in Bankruptcy

ORC Section 4510.10(G)  

Ohio law considers reinstatement fees as a debt that may be discharged in a bankruptcy. The BMV needs to be in receipt of a copy of the Petition or Discharge in Bankruptcy and a copy of the Schedule of Debts indicating the debts that were included in the bankruptcy. The BMV will review the documentation and remove the fees from your record that were included in the bankruptcy

Bankruptcy documentation may be filed in person at any Reinstatement Center location or may be mailed to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Attn: Compliance Unit, P.O. Box 16583, Columbus, Ohio 43216-6583