Ohio Introduces Reinstatement Fee Amnesty

Who Is Eligible For Driver’s License Reinstatement Fee Reduction?

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House Bill 336 creates a six-month driver’s license reinstatement fee amnesty reduction and waiver for offenders whose driver’s license has been suspended for certain violations.

The amnesty/reduction only applies to a driver’s license or permit suspension; it does not apply to a commercial driver’s license or commercial permit suspension.

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles will determine eligibility based on the specific qualifying offense contained in the Ohio Revised Code.

In order to be eligible for the driver’s license reinstatement fee reduction:

  1. Applicants must have completed all court-ordered sanctions related to the eligible offense other than payment of any reinstatement fees.
  2. At least 18 months must have passed since the end of the period of the suspension ordered by the Court.

Those able to provide proof of indigence will qualify for complete amnesty of reinstatement fees. House Bill 336 defines “indigent” as a person who is participating in the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) administered by the Department of Job and Family Services pursuant to Section 5101.54 of the Ohio Revised Code.

To apply, complete BMV form 2829, a BMV reinstatement fee amnesty application. You may obtain the form at your local Deputy Registrar, online at www.bmv.ohio.gov or it can be mailed to you by calling (614) 752-7500. Applications must be received or postmarked by July 31, 2019 to be eligible.

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