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Suspensions & Reinstatements

Other Suspension Information

Limited Driving Privileges

A limited driving privileges court order modifies a suspension to allow an individual to drive. The court shall specify purposes, times and places and may impose other driving-related conditions on the individual. Limited driving privileges may be granted for:

  • Occupational, educational or medical purposes
  • Taking a driver license or commercial driver license examination
  • Attending court-ordered treatment

The order must be a journal entry from the court bearing a court seal, and you must have a modifying order including each suspension you are serving. In order to use limited driving privileges, your license cannot be expired and you must be in compliance with any other suspension requirements.

Expired License

  • If your license expires while you are under suspension, the court must issue an order allowing you to renew your license while under suspension.
  • If your license is expired past six months, the court must issue an order allowing you to retest to obtain a license.
  • If you are retesting for a commercial driver license (CDL), the letter must specifically state that. However, you may not drive a commercial vehicle with limited driving privileges.

Ohio Revised Code: 4510.021

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