License Reinstatement Requirements

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3 Steps to Get your Driving Privilege Back

If your Missouri driving privilege was suspended, revoked, or denied and you would like to know how to get it back, follow the three steps below.

  1. Determine the reason(s) why your driving privilege was suspended, revoked, or denied.
    This information is included in the letter(s) you received from the Driver License Bureau when your driving privilege was taken away, or can be found on your current Missouri driver record. You may purchase a copy of your current driver record at any Missouri license office, or call (573) 526-2407. The basic fee for a Missouri driver record is $5.88 per driver record. Other fees may apply.
  2. Note all reasons why your driving privilege was taken away. A reason should be listed on each letter, and all the reasons will be listed on your driver record under "Department Actions." If all the dates show you may now get your driving privilege back, use the chart to find out what forms to file, if any, and how much you must pay. If it is still too soon to get your driving privilege back, you may want to read the information about limited driving privileges.
  3. If you have two or more reasons why your driving privilege was taken away, look on the chart under each reason to see what forms you need and the total amount to pay. NOTE: You will only need to file one proof of liability insurance form (i.e., an SR-22 form ) even if it is required under all reasons for which you lost your driving privilege.

For Example: If you lost your driving privilege because of points from speeding tickets, you must file proof of insurance (SR-22 form) and pay $20. However, if you ALSO lost your driving privilege due to refusing to take an alcohol or drug test, you must file proof you completed a Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program (SATOP), file an SR-22 insurance form, and pay an additional $45. Altogether, you must pay a total of $65, complete a SATOP, and file an SR-22 insurance form.

When it is time to reinstate your driving privilege, bring your money and forms (during regular business hours), in person, to:

Driver License Bureau
Truman State Office Building
301 West High Street, Room 470
Jefferson City, Missouri
Telephone: (573) 526-2407

OR mail your money and forms to:

Driver License Bureau
PO Box 200
Jefferson City, Missouri 65105-0200

OR pay by telephone using the following cards:

NOTE: The vendor that provides the service for processing debit card and credit card transactions charges a convenience fee in addition to and separate from the reinstatement fee charged by the Missouri Department of Revenue. Although the reinstatement fee and the vendor's convenience fee are separate, you will only see one fee charged to your debit card or credit card account.

The following convenience fees will be charged to your account for processing:

Transaction Amount Convenience Fee
$0.00 - $33.00 $1.00
$33.01 - $100.00 3.00 %
$100.01 - $250.00 2.95 %
$250.01 - $500.00 2.85 %
$500.01 - $750.00 2.85 %
$750.01 - $1,000.00 2.80 %
$1,000.01 - $1,500.00 2.75 %
$1,500.01 - $2,000.00 2.70 %
$2,000.01 or more 2.60 %

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Forms to File - Pay Chart

Violation Procedure
Traffic Tickets - Point Suspension or Revocation

- If you accumulate eight points in 18 months, your driving privilege will be suspended for 30 days if it is the first suspension, 60 days if it is the second suspension, and 90 days if it is the third suspension. If you accumulate 12 points in 12 months, 18 points in 24 months, or 24 points in 36 months, your driving privilege will be revoked for one year; and
- Following a revocation (loss of driving privilege for one year or more), retake the complete driver exam.

Points - Non-Alcohol Moving Violations
(Examples: speeding, stop sign, careless driving)
- Pay $20 reinstatement fee;
- File and maintain proof of liability insurance (SR-22 form) for two years from the starting date of your suspension or revocation;
- Following a revocation (loss of driving privilege for one year or more), retake the complete driver exam.
Motor Vehicle Accident Judgment - Missouri - Pay full amount the court ordered or enter a payment plan;
- Pay $20 reinstatement fee; and
-File and maintain proof of liability insurance (SR-22 form) for two years from the starting date of your suspension or revocation.
Motor Vehicle Accident Judgment - Out-of-State - File reinstatement (clearance) letter from other state;
- Pay $20 reinstatement fee; and
- File and maintain proof of liability insurance (SR-22 form) for two years from the starting date of your suspension or revocation
Administrative Alcohol or Zero Tolerance
(Example: Driving privilege is suspended or revoked for driving with a blood alcohol of .08% or more, or if under age 21 driving with a blood alcohol of .02% or more.)
- Pay the $45 reinstatement fee;
- File and maintain proof of liability insurance (SR-22 form) for two years from the starting date of your suspension or revocation ( Note: Proof of liability insurance is not required for a first-time suspension, if you are under age 21 and driving with a blood alcohol of .02% or greater.);
- File proof you successfully completed a SATOP or comparable program;
- File proof of installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) if your driving record shows more than one alcohol- or drug-related enforcement contact. Note: IID must be maintained for six months from reinstatement date without a violation. A violation will result in an additional six month extension of the IID requirement;
- If a 90-day Restricted Driving Privilege (RDP) issued, you must obtain certification from the IID installer that no violations occurred during restricted period or an additional 30-day period of restricted driving must be served; and
- Following a revocation (loss of driving privilege for one year), retake the complete driver exam.
Ignition Interlock, Misrepresentation Revocations, School Bus Permit Suspension, Court Ordered Suspension - Failing To Stop For School Bus Violation, or Court Ordered Suspension - Failure to Yield Right of Way - Pay the $20 reinstatement fee.
Failure to File an Accident Report - Pay the $20 reinstatement fee; and
- File a Motor Vehicle Accident Report (Form 1140).
Motor Fuel Theft - Pay the $45 reinstatement fee.
Points - Alcohol-Related Moving Violations
(Examples: DWI, BAC, vehicular manslaughter)

- Pay the $45 reinstatement fee;
- File and maintain proof of liability insurance (SR-22 form) for two years from the starting date of your suspension or revocation;
- File proof that you successfully completed a SATOP or comparable program;
- File proof of installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) if your driving record shows more than one alcohol- or drug-related enforcement contact. Note: IID must be maintained for six months from reinstatement date without a violation. A violation will result in an additional six month extension of the IID requirement;
- If a 90-day Restricted Driving Privilege (RDP) issued, you must obtain certification from the IID installer that no violations occurred during restricted period or an additional 30-day period of restricted driving must be served; and
- Following a revocation (loss of driving privilege for one year), retake the complete driver exam.

Refusal to Submit to an Alcohol or Drug Test - Pay the $45 reinstatement fee;
- File and maintain proof of insurance (SR-22 form) for two years from the starting date of your revocation;
- File proof you successfully completed a SATOP or comparable program; and
- File proof of installation of Ignition Interlock Device (IID) if your driving record shows more than one alcohol- or drug-related law enforcement contact. Note: IID must be maintained for six months from reinstatement date without a violation. A violation will result in an additional six month extension of the IID requirement.
In-State or Out-of-State Failure to Appear Suspension (FACT) or Nonresident Violator Compact (NRVC)
(Example: unpaid traffic ticket in Missouri or another state)
- Pay the $20 reinstatement fee; and
- Proof of compliance (form showing payment or appearance from Missouri Court, or if out-of-state, from the out-of-state agency).
Note:
This type of suspension may be reinstated at any Missouri license office.
Failure to Maintain Insurance - Pay the $20 reinstatement fee
- File and maintain proof of insurance (SR-22 form), if still required.
Failure to Maintain Ignition Interlock Device (IID)
The IID must be maintained for six months following the reinstatement date, and the driver is required to report to a certified IID installer each month for maintenance, to ensure the device is working properly. Failure to do so results in a re-suspension of driving privileges.
- Pay the $20 reinstatement fee; and
- Have the IID serviced and/or reinstalled (the certified installer will send proof to the Driver License Bureau).
Out-of-State Accident - Pay the $20 reinstatement fee; and
- File reinstatement (clearance) letter from other state.
Abuse & Lose or Minor in Possession
(Court ordered loss of driving privilege for alcohol- or drug-related convictions)
- Pay the $45 reinstatement fee; and
- File proof you successfully completed a SATOP or comparable program
Child Support Arrearage Suspension - Pay the $20 reinstatement fee; and
- File proof of compliance (order from the court or agency that ordered loss of driving privilege telling the Director of Revenue to give the driving privilege back)
Mandatory Insurance
(Example: failure to have insurance)
- 1st Offense - Pay the $20 reinstatement fee;
- 2nd Offense - Pay the $200 reinstatement fee;
- 3rd Offense - Pay the $400 reinstatement fee; and
- File and maintain proof of insurance (SR-22 form) for three years from eligible reinstatement date
Security Accident
(Example: how much money you owe in damages from an accident)
- Pay the $20 reinstatement fee; and
- File a bond, a deposit, or proof of restitution for the damages (installment agreement or release).
Citations
(When testing is required such as medical, written and driving tests)
- Pay $20 reinstatement fee; and
- Pass the required tests (such as medical, written and driving tests).
False Insurance Suspension - Pay the $150 reinstatement fee; and
- Provide proof of liability insurance (copy of your insurance identification card).
Five-Year License Denial

- Serve the five-year denial period and obtain an order of reinstatement from the circuit court in the county where the last alcohol- or drug-related driving conviction occurred. As part of that process, you must register with the Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS) for a Criminal History Check.
- File proof of installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) equipped with camera and GPS features. Note: IID must be maintained for six months from reinstatement date without a violation. A violation will result in an additional six month extension of the IID requirement.

You may be eligible to apply for a Limited Driving Privilege (LDP) through the circuit court in the county where you live or work.

Ten-Year License Denial

- Serve the ten-year denial period and obtain an order of reinstatement from the circuit court in the county where the last alcohol- or drug-related driving conviction occurred. As part of that process, you must register with the Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS) for a Criminal History Check.
- File proof of installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) equipped with camera and GPS features. Note: IID must be maintained for six months from reinstatement date without a violation. A violation will result in an additional six month extension of the IID requirement.

You may be eligible to apply for a Limited Driving Privilege (LDP) through the circuit court in the county where you live or work.

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How do I file the necessary forms in order to get my driving privilege back?

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