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Reinstate Your Driver’s License in Alabama

A Hardship Driver’s License in the State of Alabama is a limited driver’s license issued by the Alabama Department of Motor Vehicles. The hardship driver’s license allows you to drive a vehicle while your license is suspended or revoked for a drug or alcohol-related offense. While your driver’s license is suspended or revoked in Alabama, you may be eligible to receive a hardship license. This will allow you to drive to:

  • Work: driving to and from a place of employment, job training, job readiness programming, or job interviews.
  • Church: driving to and from a religious service, affiliated religious function, or a civic event recognized to meet basic secular needs for full societal participation.
  • Education: driving to or from a sanctioned educational institution recognized by the State of Alabama where the individual is a regularly enrolled student, schools or childcare facilities where a family member or dependent is enrolled, or events sanctioned by the school or childcare facility where the student, family member, or dependent is enrolled.
  • Programs: driving to or from any court-ordered program, treatment, community service, or event, including but not limited to drug or alcohol counseling or other rehabilitation programs; court appearance; supervising probation and parole field office for reporting or programming; CCP; or work release program.
  • Medical: driving to and from a scheduled medical or mental health treatment appointment, a pharmacy for obtaining prescriptions, or in the event of a medical emergency.
  • Grocery/Household: driving to and from purchasing food and household necessities and performing essential household duties.
  • Voting: For the purpose of driving to or from voting, if eligible.

While maintaining a hardship driver’s license, the State of Alabama will require you to carry a mandatory SR-22 insurance policy. We recommend speaking with an attorney about the length of time you will need to carry an SR-22 insurance policy. The typical term is maintaining a policy for 3 years. It could possibly call for the policy to last up to 5 years or more. It is mandatory to maintain the high-risk insurance coverage during the time frame that the court mandates. If the policy lapses or cancels for any reason your license will be suspended, and you typically will have to start the process all over again. The State of Alabama may also require you to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle and complete a DUI program.

Drivers with certain types of suspensions or revocations are required to keep and maintain SR-22 insurance. The SR-22 insurance must be carried for a minimum of 3 years following the date of the suspension or revocation and may be required for up to 5 years. New suspensions or revocations which also require SR-22 insurance will restart the requirement from the date of the new action. Cancellation of the SR-22 insurance may result in the suspension of the driving privileges. If your insurance company submits a cancellation or proposed cancellation of your SR-22 insurance, you or your insurance company must submit a new SR-22 form prepared after the cancellation notice. Applicants will have limited driving privileges. A Hardship Driver License will be subject to all laws, rules, regulations, restrictions, and limitations that apply to a Class D License. Below we have included information from the State of Alabama to assist you with this process

We recommend you fill out our contact form. Once completed, a SR-22 insurance specialist will call or email you within 24 hours.

Alabama Reinstating Your Driver’s License

Hardship Driver License
Hardship License Application

All Hardship license applications must be submitted via email (, via fax 334-353-9988 or by mail: ALEA Driver License Division- Hardship License Unit PO Box 1471 Montgomery, AL 36102.

The State of Alabama law mandates that every automobile insurance policy sold in the state must have these minimum coverages. To register and operate a vehicle in Alabama, your auto insurance coverage must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Bodily injury liability: $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident
  • Property damage liability: $25,000 per person
  • Uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury: $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident*

*This coverage can be rejected.

For additional information please contact

Alabama Department of Revenue
2545 Taylor Road
Montgomery, AL 36117
Telephone Number: (334) 242-9000

Affordable SR-22 Insurance For The Entire State of Alabama, including:
Huntsville, Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Hoover, Auburn, Dothan, Decatur, Madison, Florence, Vestavia Hills, Phenix City, Prattville, Gadsden, Alabaster, Northport, Opelika, Enterprise, Daphne, Athens, and Homewood