Suspensions & Hearings

You can see a Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) Hearings Officer at certain RMV Service Centers, please refer to the Hearing Sites and Schedules to find an RMV Service Center that holds hearings. You can not make an appointment for a suspension/revocation hearing all hearings are held on a walk-in basis on a first come first serve basis. The RMV conducts suspension/revocation hearings with Hearings Officers for the following:

What to know before you go

  • You should bring all necessary documents with you to your hearing; please see the appropriate sections for more details.
  • Hearings Officers also handle requests for late or second court hearings for civil citations as well as requests for hardship licenses.
  • Hearings are held on a walk-in, first come first serve basis.
  • Hearing length varies with the type of suspension and severity of the offenses.
  • Customers are advised to arrive as early as possible and to allow extra time for additional transactions.
  • At the end of a hearing, some customers may be eligible to perform additional Registry transactions.
  • If you are applying for a Hardship License, it is recommended that you arrive at the RMV by 3:00 p.m.
  • During periods of heavy customer volume, the hearing office may stop accepting walk-in customers.
  • Hearing officers plan their breaks to limit any inconvenience to customers; there may be times when a hearing officer is not available.