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 below 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 below 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., SR-22 form; click here for a sample 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 an SR-22 insurance 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 in person to:

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

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30-5:00 (except state office closings)

OR mail your money and forms to:

Driver License Bureau
P.O. Box 200
Jefferson City, Missouri 65105-0200

OR pay by telephone using the following credit cards:

  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express
  • Telephone Number: (573) 526-2407

Forms to File – Pay Chart

ViolationProcedure
Traffic Tickets – Point Suspension/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.
Points – Non-Alcohol Moving Violations
(Examples: speeding, stop sign, careless driving)
– Pay $20
– File and maintain proof of liability insurance (SR-22) for two years from the starting date of your suspension/revocation
– Loss of driving privilege for one year or more (revocation), retake complete driver exam
Motor Vehicle Accident Judgment – Missouri– Pay full amount the court ordered or enter a payment plan
– Pay $20
-File and maintain proof of liability insurance (SR-22) for two years from the starting date of your suspension/revocation
Motor Vehicle Accident Judgment – Out-of-State– File reinstatement (clearance) letter from other state
– Pay $20
– File and maintain proof of liability insurance (SR-22) for two years from the starting date of your suspension/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 $45
– File and maintain proof of liability insurance (SR-22) for two years from your suspension or revocation date ( Note: Proof of liability insurance is not required for a first time suspension, if you are under age 21 and driving with .02% or more.)
– File proof you completed a SATOP program
– Loss of driving privilege for one year or more (revocation), retake complete driver exam
– File proof of installation of Ignition Interlock Device (IID) if your driving record shows more than one alcohol offense.Note: IID must be maintained for six months from reinstatement date
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 $20
Failure to File an Accident Report– Pay $20
– File an accident report form DOR-1140
Motor Fuel Theft– Pay $45
Points – Alcohol-Related Moving Violations 
(Examples: DWI, BAC, vehicular manslaughter)
– Pay $45
– File and maintain proof of liability insurance (SR-22) for two years from the starting date of your suspension/revocation
– File proof that you completed a SATOP program
– Loss of driving privilege for one year or more (revocation), retake complete driver exam
– File proof of installation of Ignition Interlock Device (IID) if your driving record shows more than one alcohol conviction.Note: IID must be maintained for six months from reinstatement date.
Refusal to Submit to an Alcohol/Drug Test– Pay $45
– File and maintain proof of insurance (SR-22) for two years from the starting date of your revocation
– File proof you completed a SATOP program
– File proof of installation of Ignition Interlock Device (IID) if your driving record shows more than one refusal to submit to alcohol or drug test. Note: IID must be maintained for six months from reinstatement date.
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 $20
– 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 $20
– File and maintain proof of insurance (SR-22), 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 vendor each month for maintenance to ensure the device is working properly. (Note: This results in a re-suspension of driving privileges.)
– Pay $20
– Have the IID serviced and/or reinstalled (the certified installer will send proof to the Driver License Bureau)
Out-of-State Accident– Pay $20
– 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 $45
– File proof you completed a SATOP program
Child Support Arrearage Suspension– Pay $20
– 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 $20
– 2nd Offense – Pay $200
– 3rd Offense – Pay $400
– File and maintain proof of insurance (SR-22) for three years from eligible reinstatement date
Security Accident 
(Example: how much money you owe in damages from an accident)
– Pay $20
– 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
– Pass required tests
False Insurance Suspension– Pay $150
– Provide proof of liability insurance (copy of your insurance identification card)
Five-Year License DenialIn order for you to get your driving privilege reinstated, you must:
–Serve the five-year denial period
–File proof of installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID). The IID must be maintained for six months from reinstatement date.After you have served at least two years of the five-year denial, you may be eligible to apply for a Limited Driving Privilege through the court. Note: Proof of installation ofIgnition Interlock Device (IID) is required prior to an LDP being issued. It must be maintained for the duration of the LDP. You must also file and maintain proof of insurance (SR-22) prior to an LDP being issued.
Ten-Year License DenialIn order for you to get your driving privilege reinstated, you must:
–Serve the ten-year denial period and obtain an order of reinstatement from the circuit court in the county where the last conviction occurred.
–File proof of installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID). The IID must be maintained for six months from reinstatement date.After you have served at least three years of the ten-year denial, you may be eligible to apply for a Limited Driving Privilege through the court. Note: Proof of installation ofIgnition Interlock Device (IID) is required prior to an LDP being issued. It must be maintained for the duration of the LDP.