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Lorain Municipal Court offers BMV amnesty March 26

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LORAIN — The Lorain Municipal Court is sponsoring a Bureau of Motor Vehicles reinstatement fee amnesty program March 26.

A representative of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles will be at the court, which serves the cities of Lorain and Sheffield Lake and Sheffield Township and is on the second floor at 100 W. Erie Ave. in Lorain, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, to assist those whose driver’s licenses are suspended for unpaid reinstatement fees.

Those seeking amnesty may stop by March 26 without an appointment or apply on their own any time at either a BMV Deputy Registrar’s Office or online. There is no fee for the application.

The program is in conjunction with the Ohio BMV’s statewide amnesty initiative which began Jan. 31 and ends July 31.

Some drivers may qualify for a partial waiver of fees, while those enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program may qualify for a total waiver of fees.

“The court has already referred many people to the amnesty program, and they have saved hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars in reinstatement fees,” Lorain Municipal Judge Mark Mihok said. “This allows more people to obtain driving privileges again.”

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