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Suspensions & Reinstatements

Insurance-Related Suspensions

Judgment Suspension

Judgment(s) from a lawsuit(s) due to property damage or personal injury resulting from the use, care or maintenance of a motor vehicle may be sent to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) for suspension action.

Reinstatement Requirements

This suspension will stand until one of the following is received:

  • A payment agreement or release from the claimant
  • A journal entry from court
  • A petition or discharge in bankruptcy

The subject of the suspension also must file a certificate of insurance (SR-22/bond).

Ohio Revised Code: 4509.37

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