CH court and BMV offer license reinstatement fee assistance
The Cleveland Heights Municipal Court, in collaboration with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), will offer a reinstatement fee amnesty clinic for those with suspended licenses on Thursday, July 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Cleveland Heights Municipal Courtroom, 40 Severance Circle.
According to a press release from the court, "qualified participants may receive [either] amnesty or a reduction in BMV reinstatement fees." Those who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) are eligible for the complete waiver, and only the first 100 participants will be served.
To qualify for the program, "participants must have satisfied all court-ordered obligations, except payment of reinstatement fees, related to the offense that led to their license being suspended." Additionally, 18 months must have passed since the offender's court-ordered suspension has ended.
Representatives from the Ohio BMV and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services will be on hand.
For more information, visit https://bmv.ohio.gov/susp-fees-amnesty.aspx.
Jessica Schantz is the e-news manager at the Heights Observer and a longtime resident of Cleveland Heights.