Can the Family Responsibility Office revoke a driver’s license due to delayed payments?

Yes they can. S.6 of the Family Responsibility and Support Arrears Enforcement Act, 1996, S.O. 1996, c. 31 gives the Family Responsibility Office (FRO) the authority to use any type of enforcement mechanism necessary to enforce support payments. Also, ss. 33-39 regulate the suspension of driver’s license and s. 34 requires that the FRO give notice before suspending a driver’s license.

After notice is given the paying parent has 30 days to either:

  • pay the arrears,
  • make an arrangement for payment, or
  • obtain an order to refrain under s. 35(1).

Therefore, if you satisfy the terms of s. 35(1), you may be able to stop the FRO from suspending your license.

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