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Suspensions & Reinstatements

Court Suspensions

Immobilization and Impoundment Registration Block

Ohio courts may order vehicle immobilization and impoundment of the registration and license plates at the time of sentencing for: driving under suspension, wrongful entrustment or second-offense OVI. The court determines the length of immobilization/impoundment.

Upon end of immobilization period and receipt of reinstatement fee, the individual will receive a Notice of Immobilization Compliance (form BMV 2268) to release the vehicle from the place of impoundment.

If the fee is not received upon termination of the immobilization period, the vehicle owner will be unable to register any vehicle in his or her name until the fee is paid.

Reinstatement Requirements

  • Serve immobilization period
  • If applicable, pay impoundment fees
  • Pay a reinstatement fee
  • Receive Notice of Immobilization Compliance (form BMV 2268)

Ohio Revised Code: 4503.233

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