child support

According to Ohio Revised Code, Section 3123.55, once a court or agency has determined an individual to be in default under a child support order or that the individual is an obligor who has failed to comply with a subpoena or warrant issued by a court or agency with respect to a proceeding to enforce a child support order, a notice to suspend may be sent to every licensing board that has authority to issue or has issued the individual a license. The Board/Registrar will be prohibited from issuing or renewing any license to the individual and will not reinstate a suspended license until receipt of a notice from the Child Support Agency releasing the suspension.

The licenses subject to this regulation are:

  • Driver’s license, including motorcycle operator’s license, commercial driver’s license, and temporary permit
  • Professional license - a license that authorizes an individual to engage in an occupation or profession
  • Recreational license issued by the Division of Wildlife

If your license has been suspended as a result of failure to comply with a court order, you may contact our office at 419.354.9270 to make arrangements to pay your support, and obtain reinstatement of your license. We have professional staff available to assist you in your efforts to make restitution and to comply with the requirements of this office. Our goal is to collect child support and not to prevent anyone from obtaining or otherwise holding a license.

Once the child support office has released the suspension of your driver's license, you will need to apply for reinstatement at one of the seven Ohio BMV branches that offer this service.

The closest reinstatement office in our area is the Toledo branch office listed below. There is a $25.00 reinstatement fee charged by the BMV. If you are trying to renew a non-Ohio driver's license, you must first contact the Ohio BMV at to obtain a case number to include on your remittance.

In Person or by Mail to:
Toledo BMV Regional Service Center
4400 Heatherdowns Blvd.
Toledo, Ohio 43614
(419) 245-3010

Effective immediately, Ohioans will now be 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 available 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 nine digit routing number and the account number at the bottom of the check.

While the payment can be made online, and will be posted immediately, all other reinstatement requirements such as court appearances, clearing suspensions in other states, community service or filing of proof of insurance must also be completed before the BMV can restore full driving privileges. If all of these requirements have been met, the driver will be given notification online at the time the payment is made and will receive follow up in the mail.

Click HERE to Pay reinstatement fees via the Internet

For map and directions to a reinstatement office, click the link below:

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