My driver’s license is suspended or revoked. What does that mean?
A license suspension or revocation takes away one's driving privileges. The driver’s license is not valid. You may not drive.
What do I need to do to get my driving privileges back?
Find out why the driving privileges are suspended or revoked. You can contact the Secretary of State as soon as possible. They can tell you what the problem is. They will know how to restore your driving privileges.
What should I do if I get a ticket for a suspended or revoked driver’s license?
Buy copies of your driving record from the Secretary of State. They require valid identification and driver’s license number. Explain that you need the record for court purposes. The driving record lists all reasons for the suspension or revocation.
My driver’s license was suspended because of an accident. How do I reinstate it?
This is a “04” suspension. Click on the title below to learn more:
My driver’s license was suspended because I did not have the required SR-22 car insurance. How do I reinstate it?
This is a “05” suspension.
My driver’s license was suspended because I did not pay the judgment entered against me after a car accident. How do I reinstate it?
This is a “06” suspension.
My driver’s license was suspended because I did not appear in court or respond to a traffic ticket. How do I reinstate it?
This is a “09” suspension.
My driver’s license was suspended because I violated vehicle emission and/or inspection laws. How do I reinstate it?
This is an “18” suspension.
My driving privileges were suspended or revoked because of a driving under the influence (DUI) offense. How do I restore them?
If you had one prior DUI and received court supervision, contact the Secretary of State. The reinstatement fee may not have been paid.
Your driving privileges are revoked if: you were convicted on your prior DUI or you have more than one DUI. You need a hearing with the Secretary of State. Hearings are not given if you have pending traffic matters. Contact the Secretary of State to find out how to get a hearing.
I have corrected the reason for suspension or revocation my driver’s license. What do I do now?
Tell the Secretary of State. The emissions department or the insurance company may notify the Secretary of State. It is your responsibility to make sure that the Secretary of State has received notice. There is also a reinstatement fee.
Driving privileges are suspended until the Secretary of State notifies you that your driving privileges are reinstated. Some cases are continued. Take all documents and notices from the Secretary of State to each court date.
This pamphlet also details the process: Road to Reinstatement
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