In Arizona, a legal driving license is issued to vehicle drivers that follow the rules of the road. However, these driving privileges can be revoked if you fail to obey state laws and regulations.
Common Reasons for Drivers License Suspension
There are numerous reasons why an Arizona car owner may face a drivers license suspension. The most common instances, however, are listed below:
- You do not pay child support.
- You do not have car insurance in AZ.
- You are incompetent to legally drive.
- You have been convicted of drag racing.
- You have engaged in reckless driving.
- You are a habitual offender.
- You have been convicted of driving under the influence.
- You have unpaid traffic violations and tickets.
How to Reinstate a Suspended Drivers License in Person
The first thing a suspended driver must do is complete his or her driving license suspension period. Thereafter, you will be required to order an investigation packet through the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division. Once a thorough investigation is complete, if you are deemed eligible for reinstatement, you will receive a Permission to Apply Notice.
The steps to reinstate suspended drivers licenses will depend on the offense or violation you committed. For example, drivers with a DUI conviction are required to present proof of SR22 insurance at their local MVD office.
Although the reinstatement procedure may vary case to case, the standard guidelines are as follows:
- You must pay all your court fees at the location listed on your suspension notice.
- You must request a court clearance receipt or a Court Abstract Form. Your court clearance receipt must contain a violation code and date, a complaint number and a final disposition code and date.
- You must bring the court clearance receipt or Court Abstract Form to a local MVD branch.
- You must pay any required fees, including an application fee and your suspended drivers license reinstatement fee.
How to Reinstate a Suspended Drivers License in Mail
The Arizona Motor Vehicle Division also accepts reinstatement fees via mail. If applicable, you will need to gather the aforementioned items and payment, and send them to this address:
Motor Vehicle Division
P.O. Box 2100
Phoenix, AZ 85001
How to Reinstate a Suspended Drivers License Online
In order to reinstate suspended drivers licenses online, visit the ServiceArizona page to get started on your transaction. Make sure to have the correct form of payment, either a credit card or a debit card, to pay any reinstatement fees. You will be asked to enter personal information, such as your full name and drivers license number to complete the process, which will end with a print confirmation receipt.
Take note that certain MVD scheduled maintenance occurs on a weekly basis. Online transactions cannot be conducted during these time frames:
- Every day from 11:50 p.m. to 12:10 a.m.
- Every Sunday from midnight to 2 a.m.