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Hello! I'm Dan Lyles with Lyles Insurance. And in this video, we're going to cover Ohio BMV Reinstatement Fee Amnesty Program. This is a new bill passed by Ohio law just several weeks ago. And if you look at the BMV website, the language they use is very confusing. This video is going to eliminate the lawyer talk, and simplify things to where you can understand it. Let's get started.
This amnesty program is for anyone who has their Ohio driver's license suspended, and have been able to get their license back, but they haven't done so because they can't afford the license reinstatement fees.
This program separates drivers into two categories: Those who can have their reinstatement fees completely waived, and those who can have their reinstatement fees reduced. For those of you who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, your fees will be waived completely. All others will receive a reduction in fees once you went 18 months past your suspension period.
If I covered all the suspensions that qualify for this program we'd have a 30 minute video. And I'm trying to keep it short and simple. It's much easier just to go over who does not qualify. And that's anyone that has a license suspension that has anything to do with alcohol, drugs or weapons. But just about any other type of suspension qualifies. Also, be sure to note there's a July 31st of this year deadline to apply. If you apply after that, you will be denied. And this does not apply to anyone with a suspended commercial driver's license either. This only applies for regular driver's licenses or permits. And also, understand that you also have to jump through whatever reinstatement hoops besides the reinstatement fees, in order to get your license back.
For those of you who would like to apply for this program: If you're just applying for the reduction only, you can complete this form online, in person at a license agency or by mail. For those of you applying for the complete waiver, you have to mail it in, and it must include documentation of your current case status with the Department of jobs and Family Services.
I've posted two links for you here. The top link is if you want to apply online, and the second link is if you want to download and print out an application form. If you'd like to have an application form mailed to you, I've also posted the phone number and the mailing address to mail this application out.
One last thing: Many of you will be required to carry an SR22 filing attached on to your auto insurance policy. I'll be very happy to help you with that. I've posted two links on my website that you can get a quote on: The top link is for those of you who own a vehicle. The bottom link is for those of you who do not own a vehicle. And if you'd like to just get a quote by phone, give me a call. I posted my number there at the bottom.
I hope this video has given you a better understanding of how the amnesty program works. Thank you for watching, and have a great day!
Dan Lyles is an Independent Insurance Agent serving Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia..