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Driver License Reinstatement Update

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Legislation passed in the 2021 legislative session reinstated the driving privileges of Arizona drivers whose licenses had been suspended or restricted exclusively for failure to pay civil traffic violations. Reinstatement of driver licenses occurred on Sept. 29, 2021, which was the effective date of this law. Reinstatement happened automatically and required no action on the part of the customer. Customers can check their driver license status online at

For questions related to paying civil traffic violations, use the contact information provided on the citation/ticket/fine received and contact the court, municipality, law enforcement agency or other entity that issued the violation.

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License Revocation and Suspension

License Revocation and Suspension


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.

Reinstate Your License

Complete an investigation packet once you are eligible to reapply. Your packet will be reviewed and upon determining eligibility to reinstate, a Permission to Reapply Notice will be mailed to you. Follow the instructions on how to proceed.

For alcohol- and drug-related revocations, you may be required to obtain proof of Future Financial Responsibility, known as an SR-22.

Bring the proof and your notice to any MVD or Authorized Third Party office, fill out an application, pay a $20 reinstatement fee (no personal checks), in addition to an application fee.

If you are required to have an ignition interlock device, Contact MVD 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 driving privilege. It's 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 Abstract form or a Court Clearance receipt (with a final disposition code and date, violation code and date, and complaint number).
  • bring the Court Abstract or Court Clearance receipt to any MVD driver license office and pay a $10 suspension fee (no personal checks). Fees also may include an additional application fee. 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.


Reinstate your driver license online

Suspended for Any Other Reason

To reinstate your license, you must pay a $10 suspension fee and may include an application fee. 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 at

You may be required to pay a $50 fee to reinstate your suspension when it's due to Admin Per Se.

You must obtain proof of future financial responsibility if suspended for one of these reasons:

  • Court-conviction suspension for DUI (If suspended by MVD prior to conviction and it is your first suspension, then future financial responsibility may not be needed.  Contact MVD.)
  • Implied-consent suspension for refusal or failure to complete a drug or alcohol test
  • Violation of vehicle insurance laws