Thursday, May 16, 2019

9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

What is DUS Day? 

It is an event hosted by the Findlay Municipal Court with the goal of getting individuals with various driver’s license restrictions back on the road legally.  Walk-ins are welcome, however if you know you will be attending, we encourage you to pre-register so we can have your information ready.  To pre-register please fill out the online form or visit the Clerk's office.

What Can I Expect?

  • Based on last year’s event…it will be busy.  Participants are typically dealt with in a first come, first serve manner.  Arrive early if you can.
  • During the event the Court will waive the $60.00 filing fee that is normally assessed for petitioning for privileges for BMV Suspensions.
  • In many cases participants will be able to leave the event with limited driving privileges or a fully reinstated license.  At the minimum, participants will be given a clear road map of what they need to do to regain their driving privileges.

What license restrictions can I receive help with?

We will have Court personnel, BMV representatives and Insurance providers present to help deal with all types of license issues, including:

  • License Forfeitures issued by Findlay Municipal Court or Hancock County Juvenile Court due to unpaid fines or as a result of failing to appear for court.
  • Registration Blocks issued by Findlay Municipal Court due to unpaid fines.
  • Seeking limited privileges while under a suspension that was imposed due to a traffic or criminal conviction in the Findlay Municipal Court.
  • Non-Compliance/Random Selection Suspensions imposed by the BMV for not providing insurance.  Hancock County residents will be able to apply for limited driving privileges.  Insurance providers will be present so you can obtain SR-22 insurance if you need it.
  • 12-Point Suspensions imposed by the BMV.  Hancock County residents will be able to file petitions to seek limited privileges while under 12-point suspensions.  Information will also be presented to help drivers satisfy any other requirements of the BMV.
  • Reinstatement fees­ owed to the BMV.  Hancock County residents who owe more than $150 in reinstatement fees will be able to setup a $50.00 a month payment plan and receive privileges.

What should I bring with me?

  • Cash: While money is not required it is encouraged for two reasons.
    • (1) It may be helpful in the event your suspension requires SR-22 insurance as you will be able to purchase it at the event.  Personal checks will not be accepted.
    • (2) If your license/registration is suspended due to unpaid fines, the Court will work with you to establish a payment plan that fits your means.  Making a payment towards your fines at the event is a sign of good faith that you will continue to follow your payment plan.
  • Proof of Insurance: If you received a Non-Compliance/Random Selection Suspension but have proof of insurance for the date of the incident that prompted the suspension then you can bring that with you to show to the BMV representative.  Proper proof of insurance will result in the suspension and associated reinstatement fees being removed immediately.
  • Documentation: If you receive limited driving privileges you will need to show current proof of insurance and proof of employment for work privileges.  Proof of employment can consist of a copy of a recent pay stub, a work ID card, a letter from your employer, etc.