Ohio Reinstatement Fee Amnesty Initiative

BEGINNING JANUARY 31, 2019, THRU JULY 31, 2019, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles will implement a six-month driver’s license reinstatement fee debt reduction and waiver program for offenders whose driver’s licenses have been suspended for specific violations. The program only applies to a driver’s license or permit suspension; it does not apply to a commercial driver’s license or permit suspension.


To be eligible, applicants must have completed all court sanctions related to the offense other than paying the reinstatement fee and 18 months must have passed since the end of the suspension.

Applications for the program can be made in person at the BMV, online through the BMV Online Services, or by mail.

Full information about the program is available here: https://www.bmv.ohio.gov/susp-fees-amnesty.aspx