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Suspensions & Reinstatements

Reinstatement Fees

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Fee Payment Plan

The BMV offers a fee payment plan if you have met all reinstatement requirements other than fees owed. The plan allows you to become valid or to retest for a driver license. To be eligible for the payment plan, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • You owe at least $150.00 in reinstatement fees.
  • You have met all other reinstatement requirements.
  • You are able to show current proof of insurance.
  • You are not under suspension and have no pending suspensions.
  • You are not currently on a court-ordered payment plan.

Important: The payment plan will be canceled if you do not make at least one $50.00 payment every 30 days or if you become suspended while on the payment plan.

How to Enroll

To enroll in the payment plan, you must submit current proof of insurance, an initial $50.00 payment and a completed BMV Payment Plan Application (form BMV 1152). You will receive notification of approval or denial of the payment plan. If you are denied enrollment, the initial $50.00 application payment will be applied to any outstanding reinstatement fees.

You may submit your application, $50.00 payment and proof of insurance at any deputy registrar license agency, or by mail to:

Ohio BMV
Attn: Revenue Management/Points
P.O. Box 16521
Columbus, OH 43216

Please Note: There is an additional $10.00 service fee if you pay at a Deputy Registrar license agency.

Payment Plan Rules

If you are eligible for the plan, your license status will be valid, expired or eligible to retest as long as you continue to make your minimum $50.00 payment every 30 days. The rules are:

  • Make a minimum payment of $50.00 every 30 days.
  • You can make payments as often as you like, but your next payment will be due within 30 days of your last payment, regardless of the frequency of previous payments.
  • The BMV will not send any bills or payment reminders.
  • Payments made by mail will be considered as paid on the date the payment is received.

Payment Options

You may make payments online, in person or by mail.

Ohio Revised Code: 4510.10


Court-Ordered Reinstatement Payment Plan

A court can grant a payment plan for Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) reinstatement fees while an individual is under suspension. Payments under a court payment plan will be not less than $50.00 per month and the court will determine the length of the payment plan.

In order to drive while on a court-ordered reinstatement payment plan, the court must grant limited driving privileges.

Ohio Revised Code: 4510.10

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