Insurance Cancellation Suspensions
Your operator’s license and/or operating privileges can be suspended for letting your proof of financial responsibility, the SR-22 Certificate of Insurance, cancel or lapse. The SR-22 is required for a three (3) year time period from the ending date of any revocation (Court Ordered or Point Revocations), for a three (3) year time period from the citation date for No Proof of Insurance, or if the driver has been issued an Employment Drive Permit or Medical Hardship Permit - the SR-22 must remain in effect for the duration of the permit.
1. File proof of financial responsibility, which is to remain on file as described above. This is normally provided in the form of the SR-22 Certificate of Insurance. Failure to comply with this requirement would result in the suspension of the operating privileges again.
2. Pay a $50.00 reinstatement fee. Payment must be in the form of a cashier’s check or money order made payable to the Department of Motor Vehicles or online with MasterCard, Visa or Discover. When submitting payment, include identifying information (i.e. name, date of birth, license or social security number and current mailing address). Payment submitted by personal or business checks or not for the required amount will be returned.
If the new SR-22 Certificate of Insurance has an effective date on or prior to the effective date of suspension for Failure to Maintain Proof of Financial Responsibility – the suspension would be withdrawn from the record. This can happen when you switch insurance companies and your new company has not yet filed the SR-22 for you.