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ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Driver License Suspension & Reinstatement


Noncompliance Suspension

Any driver and/or owner who fails to show proof that financial responsibility was in effect at the time of an accident/offense/random selection will lose his/her driving and registration privileges for a maximum of two years.

The length of suspension will be:
                    • First Offense: Until reinstatement requirements are met (payment of the reinstatement fee and filing of an SR-22 or bond).
                    • Second Offense: One year
                    • Third Offense: Two years

The registration and license plates of the motor vehicle involved may be impounded when the defendant is the owner of the vehicle.

In order to regain driving and registration privileges, the individual must comply with the following requirements:
                    • Serve out the suspension time, as outlined above;
                    • File and maintain an SR-22 or bond for three years on a first offense, and five years on a second and subsequent offense;
                    • Pay the reinstatement Fee. See Reinstatement Fee List for required fee amount.

If registration, license plates and driver license are surrendered within a specified time period (received by the Bureau on or prior to suspension start date), the reinstatement fee amount may be reduced by $50. This fee reduction does not apply to individuals driving without a license because their license has expired or has been revoked, or to individuals who have never had a license.

In accordance with current law, all driver licenses and license plates received by the BMV will be destroyed. Duplicate driver license and license plates must be purchased by the driver and/or owner once suspensions end and all requirements are met.

Registration privileges and duplicate license plates can be issued prior to the ending date of the suspension if the reinstatement fees are paid and Financial Responsibility Insurance (SR-22 or bond) is filed.

Any party that is going to be placed under a Noncompliance Suspension, resulting from a Crash Report/Accident, UTT Ticket or Random Selection has the option to request an Administrative Hearing.