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ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Driver License Suspension & Reinstatement


Non-Resident Violator Compact

Ohio Revised Code Section 4510.71

          • An out-of-state court informs the Ohio BMV that there is an outstanding traffic ticket against the Ohio driver.

Length of Suspension
          • Indefinite suspension until requirements are met. .

Appeal Procedures
          • Person may request an administrative hearing by writing to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) within 30 days from the date of the notice. The hearing request does stay the suspension. The scope of the hearing will be to determine if subject was the one issued the citation in said state.

Reinstatement Requirements ORC Section 4511.191 (F)(2)
          • Pay any fines or costs from the out-of-state court.
          • The out-of-state court must send a release/receipt to the BMV, or the suspended party may send a copy of the receipt that they received from the court.
          • Pay a reinstatement fee (on or after 10/01/97), if the court fine had not been paid before the beginning date of the violator compact suspension.
            Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
            Attn: CDL/In-State Violations Unit
            P.O. Box 16784
            Columbus, OH 43216-6784