BMV offers debt reduction, waiver program

Staff report

A driver’s license reinstatement fee debt reduction and waiver program by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles will end July 31.

Begun in January, the program is offered to offenders whose driver’s licenses have been suspended for specific violations. It applies only to a driver’s license or permit suspension, not to commercial drivers.

To be eligible for a reduction of fees, at least 18 months must have expired since the end period of the suspension, and the offender must have completed all eligible court-ordered sanctions except payment of reinstatement fees. Eligibility for waiver of fees includes completion of all eligible court-ordered sanctions except payment of reinstatement fees, and proof of indigence by providing a screen shot of the offender’s SNAP case status information from Job and Family Services.

Applicants may apply for a reinstatement fee debt reduction only through BMV online services, which are available via a deputy registrar license agency.

Those wanting a complete waiver of fees must send a completed Reinstatement Fee Amnesty Application – form BMV 2829 – and supporting documents by mail to: Ohio BMV, Attn. ALS/Points, P.O. Box 16521, Columbus, Ohio 43216-6521. They must be received by July 31.

Staff report