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ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Driver License Suspension & Reinstatement


Twelve Point Suspension

Ohio Revised Code Sections 4510.037 through 4510.038

          • An accumulation of 12 points or more on your driving record within a two-year period.
Length of Suspension
          • Six months effective the 20th day after mailing of the notice.
          • When a judge of a court record suspends a person's operating privileges and charges points against the person which resulted in a suspension, the registrar shall credit that period of suspension toward their 12-point suspension.
Appeal Procedures
          • If cause can be shown why driving privileges should not be suspended or if you want driving privileges during the suspension, an appeal may be filed in the county or municipal court in the jurisdiction in which the driver resides, agreeing to pay the cost of the proceedings. Appeal should be filed before the beginning date of the suspension.
          • If the driver is under the age of 18, the appeal must be filed in the juvenile court in the jurisdiction in which the driver resides.
Reinstatement Requirements ORC Section 4510.038
          • You must successfully complete a remedial driving instruction course given by an accredited remedial school, if you are 18 years of age or younger you may complete the juvenile driver improvement program (See Office Locations by County).
            NOTE: The course completion date must be after the conviction date of the triggering offense.
          • You must file FRA (financial responsibility) Insurance (SR 22 or Bond).
          • A reinstatement fee will be required if the suspension notice was mailed on or after 10/01/97.
          • Form BMV 2000 will be mailed to you as your notification to retake a complete driver license examination. (See Office Locations by County for exam stations).