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Driver’s licenses can be reinstated by phone

COLUMBUS- Ohioans are now able to pay suspension reinstatement fees via phone by calling the Automated Telephone System 1-866-OPLATES. This service was previously only available by mail, online or in person at a reinstatement center. Mail-in, online and services at a reinstatement center are still options; the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) is now offering the 1-866-OPLATES payment as an additional service.

The link to pay reinstatement fees online is at You may also access the link from the front page of the BMV Web site at:

In order to pay online or by calling 1-866-OPLATES:

• The reinstatement fee must be $25.00 or more (previously it had to be $30.00 or more).

• The fee must be paid with check only by entering the routing number and the account number at the bottom of the check.

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