If your license has been suspended or revoked you are probably curious about how to get it back. Below is a description of the two most common scenarios most people with this issue will be faced with. The first is reinstatement after a Revocation and the second is reinstatement after a Suspension. This information has been gathered from Arizona Department of Transportation Website.
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
After you are eligible to reapply, call to request an investigation packet. After the investigation, you may receive a Permission to Apply Notice.
For alcohol- and drug-related revocations, you will be required to obtain proof of Future Financial Responsibility, called a certificate of insurance (known as an SR22).
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. 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. 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 below). 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 if suspended for one of these reasons:
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
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.