Good News If Your License Is Suspended b/c Of Unpaid Court Costs

June 6, 2019

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If your driver's liscense has been suspended due to unpaid court costs, you can expect a letter from the DMV this July about how to get your license reinstated.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday that beginning on July 1, any Virginian whose driver’s license has been suspended for failure to pay court fines and costs will have their driving privileges restored, and the reinstatement fee will be waived. This change ONLY affects the person's ability to drive. It DOES NOT mean they do not have to pay court fines and costs. In fact, this may be able to help many people pay their court debts sooner rather than later since personal transportation is a requirement for many jobs.