What are the Reinstatement Requirements for Alcohol Convictions, Administrative Alcohol Arrests, and Alcohol/Drug Test Refusals?

A person whose driving privilege is suspended/revoked/denied may have his or her driving privilege reinstated after the suspension/revocation/denial period is served if all requirements are filed with the Department of Revenue. If a driver does not satisfy the reinstatement requirements, the driving privilege remains suspended/revoked/denied.

The reinstatement requirements are:

Send the following items to the Driver License Bureau, 301West High Street, Room 470, PO Box 200, Jefferson City, MO 65105-0200, before the suspension/revocation/denial period ends:

  1. Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program (SATOP) completion form or a comparable program form. The Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse will notify the state of Missouri after you complete the program.
  2. A reinstatement fee in the amount of $45. Payments may be accepted by telephone using the following debit/credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. You may also pay in the form of a cashier’s check, money order, or personal check made payable to the Missouri Department of Revenue. Include your full name, address, date of birth, and driver license number on the payment.
  3. Proof of financial responsibility, commonly filed as an SR-22. Contact your local insurance company or agent for information regarding this form. You must file and maintain proof of financial responsibility for two years from the date your license suspension or revocation began. If you do not, your driving privilege will be suspended again for the remainder of the two-year period. However, proof of financial responsibility is not required for minors suspended on a first offense under the zero tolerance law.
  4. Proof of installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID), if you have more than one alcohol offense, conviction, or alcohol/drug test refusal on your driving record. The installer of the device will notify the state of Missouri after the installation has been completed.

Any driver revoked for at least one year is also required to take and pass the complete driver examination and apply for a new license at proper fee.