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Suspensions & Reinstatements

Juvenile Suspensions

School Dropout Suspension

A school dropout suspension is imposed when a school superintendent informs the Ohio Bureau of Motor vehicles (BMV) of the withdrawal from school, frequent unexcused absence or suspension for use or possession of alcohol or drugs of a student.

The individual’s temporary permit, license or right to apply for a license will be suspended until his or her 18th birthday or until the suspension is terminated. The suspension will terminate if:

  • The individual is at least 18 years old;
  • A high school diploma or GED certificate is received;
  • A petition filed in court shows the suspension was set up in error; or
  • The school superintendent notifies the BMV that the individual was suspended in error, has satisfied requirements or is now attending/enrolled in an approved program to obtain a diploma.

Reinstatement Requirements

  • Serve suspension until termination or 18th birthday
  • Pay a reinstatement fee

Ohio Revised Code: 4510.32

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