Cleveland Municipal Court partners with the BMV to assist
getting driving privileges back
CLEVELAND, March 6, 2019: The Cleveland Municipal Court
has created a special hotline and website to help those trying
to get their driving privileges reinstated.
The Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Reinstatement Fee Amnesty
went into effect January 31, 2019, creating a six-month
program for driver license reinstatement fee reduction and
waiver for offenders whose driver licenses have been suspended
for specific violations.
It’s estimated over 400,000 Ohio drivers will qualify for the
program with at least 40,000 of them in Cleveland.
On March 6th, the Cleveland Municipal Court
www.helpgetmylicenseback.com which includes information on
the program and a link to the BMV website for people to apply.
Since March 15, anyone with specific questions about the program
can call a special hotline, 216- 664-6145, from 9:00am to
The BMV program does not reduce reinstatement fees in cases
where the underlying offense is alcohol, drug or
weapons-related. If a suspension is the result of a court order
(for instance, driving under suspension multiple times), at
least18 months must have passed since the suspension ended for
reinstatement fees to be reduced or waived entirely. Applicants
must have completed all court-ordered sanctions (fines or
community service) for a case to be eligible for a reduction or
complete waiver. A complete waiver is only available for those
who have SNAP cards (food stamps) or can show proof that they
are in the SNAP card application process.
The initiative only applies to a driver license or permit
suspension; it does not apply to a commercial driver license
or commercial permit suspension.
Applications for the BMV Amnesty are available at any BMV Deputy
Registrar, online at bmv.ohio.gov or it can be mailed to those
who call 614-752-7500.