Driver License Reinstatement
Revocation is the termination of your privilege to drive. It is required by law upon conviction of certain driving offenses.
After your revocation period has ended, your driving privilege will remain revoked until an investigation of your driving record is completed, if applicable, and a new license is issued.
To reinstate your license:
- After you are eligible to reapply, call to request an investigation packet. After the investigation, you may receive a Permission To Apply notice.
- If your license was revoked as a result of a conviction for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI), you must obtain proof of future financial responsibility (see below).
- Bring the proof and your notice to any MVD office, fill out an application, pay a $20 reinstatement fee (no personal checks), in addition to an application fee (see below). You may also reinstate online.
- If you are required to have an ignition interlock device, call us before installation to determine if there are any actions on your record that would prohibit your operating a motor vehicle. Proof of installation of a functioning interlock device must be provided prior to reinstatement.
Suspension is the temporary removal of your privilege to drive. It is an action taken after a review of your driving record. After your suspension period has ended, your driving privilege will remain suspended until your application for reinstatement is approved.
Suspended For Failure To Pay A Ticket Or Appear In Court
To reinstate your license:
- Contact the court listed on the suspension notice and pay all court penalties due.
- Obtain a court clearance receipt (with a final disposition code and date, violation code and date, and complaint number) or a Court Abstract form.
- Bring the receipt or Abstract to any MVD driver license office and pay a $10 reinstatement fee (no personal checks), in addition to an application fee (see chart). If we do not have a digital photo on file, you must apply in person. Otherwise, you may pay these fees by mail or online.
Suspended For Any Other Reason
To reinstate your license you must pay a $10 reinstatement fee in addition to an application fee (see chart). If we do not have a digital photo on file, you must apply in person. Otherwise, you may pay these fees by mail or online.
You must obtain proof of future financial responsibility (see below) if suspended for one of:
- Court conviction suspension for DUI [If suspended by MVD (not court directed) and it is your first suspension, then future financial responsibility is not needed]
- Implied Consent suspension for refusal or failure to complete a drug or alcohol test
- Violation of vehicle insurance laws
Payment may be made by cashier's check, money order, or by credit card in some offices and online. Cash not accepted by mail. No personal checks accepted.
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Restricted Driver Permits
Restricted driver permits may be issued only if the suspension was a result of a violation of DUI or insurance laws, and your record indicates no other withdrawal action.
You may apply for a restricted permit at any MVD driver license office. At the time of application, you will be required to file proof of future financial responsibility (see below).
These restricted permits are issued “for travel to and from work, on the job, and to and from school,” and may be good for the entire suspension period.
If you are eligible, a restricted permit will automatically be mailed to your address of record, 22-30 days after the suspension period begins (if you did not request a hearing with MVD). However, a minimum of 30 days of the suspension period must be served before the restricted driving privilege begins.
This restricted permit is issued “for travel to and from work, on the job, to and from school, and to and from a treatment center.”
If you requested a hearing with MVD and the suspension was upheld, you may obtain a restricted permit at any MVD office after 30 days of your suspension have been served (if eligible).
Certified Ignition Interlock Device
A certified ignition interlock device is a breath alcohol testing instrument connected to the ignition and power system of the vehicle.
The driver blows into the device before attempting to turn the ignition. If the driver’s alcohol level is above a certain level, the vehicle will not start. While the vehicle is operating, the driver must blow into the device at random intervals.
Future Financial Responsibility
This proof is either a Certificate of Insurance (known as an SR22) from any insurance company licensed to conduct business in Arizona, or a Certificate from Arizona Office of Treasurer showing deposit in cash or certificates of deposit of $40,000.
For the revocations and suspensions listed in this pamphlet, you are required to maintain proof for three years from the date you become eligible for reinstatement.
If you fail to maintain proof, your license and the registration and license plates of all vehicles you own will be suspended until proof is re-established and provided.
Driving on a Revoked, Suspended or Canceled License
If you are cited for driving on a revoked or suspended license your vehicle may be impounded for up to 30 days.
If you have questions, or for office locations and hours, see Contact Us.