Missouri Driver's License Suspension Reinstatement Requirements

If your Missouri driving privilege / Missouri driver's license has been suspended, and you would like to get your driver's license reinstated, do the following things:

  • Determine why your Missouri driver's license was suspended or revoked. The easiest way of getting your official Missouri driving record is to order it from the Missouri Department of Revenue: (573) 751-2730.
  • Once you have obtained your driving record, you can determine all of the reasons your Missouri driver's license might have been taken away. It is important that you understand your Missouri driver's license might have been suspended for more than one reason. When this happens, you must do different things to satisfy each of the different types of suspension / revocations to get your Missouri driver's license back. Different reasons for suspending licenses last different amounts of time.
  • If all the dates on your driving record show that you are eligible to get your license back, you may use the chart below to determine what needs to be filed, and what filing fee you must pay to get your Missouri driver's license reinstated. If it is too soon to get your Missouri driver's license back, and you need to get a limited driving privilege to drive to work, see the information on the end of this page, or CLICK HERE for more information regarding more information on limited driving privileges.
  • As discussed, your Missouri driver's license could be suspended for more than one reason. If your driver's license has, in fact, been suspended for more than one reason, look at the information below under each reason your license might have been suspended to see what forms you need to file, the amounts of money you need to pay, and any other requirements to get your Missouri driver's license reinstated. NOTE: You will only need to file one proof of liability insurance form (SR-22) even if it is required under all the reasons your license was suspended if there is more than one reason.

When It Is Time to Reinstate Your Missouri Driver's License:

Bring your money and forms in person to:

Driver and Vehicle Services Bureau
Truman State Office Building
301 West High Street, Room 470
Jefferson City, Missouri
(573) 751-4600

OR

Mail Your Money and Forms to:

Driver and Vehicle Services Bureau
301 West High Street, Room 470
P.O. Box 200
Jefferson City, Missouri 65105-0200

How Do I File the Necessary Forms in Order to Get My Missouri Driver's License Back?

When proof of insurance is required after your Missouri driver's license has been suspended, your insurance company may file proof of liability insurance coverage for you on an SR-22 form. Submitting your insurance card is sufficient proof of insurance only for Mandatory Insurance Suspensions that do not involve accidents. You need to keep proof of insurance for three years from the date you lost your Missouri driver's license for not having insurance, or two years from the date you lost your Missouri driver's license for any other reason.

A SATOP Program (Substance Abuse Traffic Offenders Program) will file proof with the Missouri Director of Revenue and Missouri Vehicle Services Bureau when you have completed your SATOP program after getting your Missouri driver's license suspended.

Missouri DWI SATOP (Substance Abuse Traffic Offenders Program)

To find a list of SATOP providers (OMUs Offender Management Units) across the State of Missouri, Click Here.

To find a list of SATOP providers (OMUs Offender Management Units) in states other than Missouri, Click Here.

Missouri Adolescent Diversion Education Program (ADEP)

Missouri Youth Clinical Intervention Program (YCLIP)

Missouri SATOP Offender Education Program (OEP)

Missouri SATOP Weekend Intervention Program (WIP)

Missouri SATOP Clinical Intervention Program (CIP)

If You Are Completing Your SATOP Program in a State Other Than Missouri in Your Missouri DUI / DWI Case.

Missouri Type of License Suspension Reinstatement Chart
Points Non-Alcohol Moving Violations Driver's License Suspensions

Examples: Speeding, Stop Sign, Careless Driving
Pay $20.00 Missouri Driver's License Reinstatement Fee
File Proof of Liability Insurance Form (SR-22)
Loss of Driver's License for One Year or More (Revocation),
Retake Complete Missouri Driver's License Examination

Points Alcohol-Related Moving Violations Driver's License Suspensions

Examples: DUI / DWI, BAC, Manslaughter
Pay $45.00 Missouri Driver's License Reinstatement Fee
File Proof of Liability Insurance Form (SR-22)
File Proof that You Completed A SATOP (Substance Abuse Traffic Offenders Program) Program
Missouri SATOP (Substance Abuse Traffic Offenders Program Information
Loss of Missouri Driver's License For One-Year or More (Revocation),
Retake Complete Missouri Driver's License Examination

Abuse & Lose (Under 21 Alcohol Related) Driver's License Suspensions

(Court Ordered Loss of License for Alcohol or Drug-Related Conviction)
Pay $45.00 Missouri Driver's License Reinstatement Fee
File Proof that You Completed A SATOP (Substance Abuse Traffic Offenders Program) Program
Missouri SATOP (Substance Abuse Traffic Offenders Program Information

Motor Vehicle Accident Judgment Driver's License Suspensions

Pay the Full Amount of Restitution the Court Ordered or Enter a Payment Plan
Pay $20.00 Missouri Driver's License Reinstatement Fee
File Proof of Liability Insurance Form (SR-22)

Refusal for Not Taking Alcohol or Drug Test Suspensions

Pay $45.00 Missouri Driver's License Reinstatement Fee
File Proof that You Completed a SATOP (Substance Abuse Traffic Offenders Program) Program
Missouri SATOP (Substance Abuse Traffic Offenders Program Information

Child Support Arrearage Driver's License Suspensions

Pay $20.00 Missouri Driver's License Reinstatement Fee
File Proof of Compliance (Order From the Court or Agency That Ordered Loss of License Telling the Director of Revenue to Give the Driver's License Back)

Zero Tolerance or Administrative Alcohol Driver's License Suspensions

Pay $45.00 Missouri Driver's License Reinstatement Fee
File Proof of Liability Insurance Form (SR-22) (Proof of Liability is NOT Required for First Time Suspensions if You are Under Age 21 and Driving with 0.02% BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) Or More)
File Proof that You Completed A SATOP (Substance Abuse Traffic Offenders Program) Program
Missouri SATOP (Substance Abuse Traffic Offenders Program Information
Loss of Missouri Driver's License For One-Year or More (Revocation),
Retake Complete Missouri Driver's License Examination

In-State or Out-Of-State Failure to Appear Driver's License Suspensions

(Example: Unpaid Traffic Ticket in Missouri or Another State)
Pay $20.00 Missouri Driver's License Reinstatement Fee
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 Driver License Office

Mandatory Insurance Driver's License Suspensions

Example: Failure to Have Insurance
1st Offense—Pay $20.00 Missouri Driver's License Reinstatement Fee
2nd Offense—Pay $200.00 Missouri Driver's License Reinstatement Fee
3rd Offense—Pay $400.00 Missouri Driver's License Reinstatement Fee
Provide Proof of Liability Insurance (Copy of Your Insurance Identification Card)
Note: If an Accident is Involved, an SR-22 Form is Required for the Proof of Insurance An Identification Card will Not be Accepted.

Ignition Interlock; Misrepresentation Revocations; or School Bus Permit Driver's License Suspensions

Pay $20.00 Missouri Driver's License Reinstatement Fee

Failure to Maintain Insurance Driver's License Suspensions

Pay $20.00 Missouri Driver's License Reinstatement Fee
Provide Proof of Liability Insurance (A Copy of Your Insurance Identification Card or SR-22)
NOTE: Review This Chart for the Type of Action You Originally Lost Your License For to Determine
What Type of Proof of Insurance is Required (SR-22 or Insurance Identification Card).

Security Accident Driver's License Suspensions

Example: How Much Restitution You Owe in Damages From An Accident
Pay $20.00 Missouri Driver's License Reinstatement Fee
File a Bond, a Deposit, or Proof of Restitution for the Damages (Installment Agreement or Release)

Failure to File Accident Report Driver's License Suspensions

Pay $20.00 Missouri Driver's License Reinstatement Fee
File An Accident Report Form DOR-1140

Motor Fuel Theft Driver's License Suspensions

Pay $45.00 Missouri Driver's License Reinstatement Fee

Out-Of-State Accident Driver's License Suspensions

Pay $20.00 Missouri Driver's License Reinstatement Fee
File Reinstatement (Clearance) Letter From Other State

Citations Driver's License Suspensions

(When Director of Revenue requires testing, medical, written and driving tests)
Pay $20.00 Missouri Driver's License Reinstatement Fee
Pass Required Tests

False Insurance Driver's License Suspensions

Pay $150.00 Missouri Driver's License Reinstatement Fee
Provide Proof of Liability Insurance (Copy of Your Insurance Identification Card)

What Is a Missouri Limited Driving Privilege?

If your Missouri driver's license has been suspended and if you cannot get your driver's license back, but you need to drive for employment or other important matters, you may apply for limited driving privilege.
You may get such privileges unless you have certain convictions or losses of driver's license on your driving record. Some convictions or past losses of license are so serious that a limited driving privilegewill not be granted, even for you to get to work.
In these cases, you will have to wait until you are eligible for your driver's license being reinstated without being able to drive, even to work, while suspended. According to Missouri law, the reasons why you cannot get a limited driving privilege, include, but are not limited to:

 

Already received limited a driving privilege within the last five-year period;
Conviction for a felony involving the use of a motor vehicle;
Conviction for leaving the scene of a motor accident (does not include municipal or county convictions)
Two or more revocations for refusing a drug or alcohol chemical test
Disqualification of commercial driving privileges (Note: Only a non-commercial limited driving privilege may be issued in this case)
Conviction for driving a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or controlled substances.

 


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