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Reinstate Your Driver’s License in Idaho

A Hardship Driver’s License in the State of Idaho also referred to as a restricted driving permit, is issued by the Idaho Department of Motor Vehicles. The restricted driving permit 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, you may be eligible to receive a restricted driving permit. This will allow you to drive only to and from work, doctors’ appointments, court dates, traffic offender programs, or other state mandatory meetings. While maintaining a restricted driving permit, the State of Idaho may require you to carry a mandatory SR-22 insurance policy.

We recommend speaking with an attorney about a restricted driving permit, and 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 Idaho 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. Below we have included information from the State of Idaho to assist you with this process.

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

Idaho Reinstating Your Driver’s License

Restricted Driving Permit Application
Idaho Driver’s License Reinstatement Application
Idaho Driver’s License Reinstatement Information

The State of Idaho law mandates that every automobile insurance policy sold in the state must have these minimum coverages. In Idaho, drivers are expected to operate their motor vehicles with a minimum of liability auto insurance. Minimum auto liability insurance amounts required in Idaho are:

  • $25,000 for bodily injury to or death of one person,
  • $50,000 for bodily injury to or death of two or more persons, and
  • $10,000 for property damage in any one accident.

For additional information please contact

Idaho Transportation Department
3311 W. State Street P.O. Box 7129
Boise, ID 83707-1129
(208) 334-8000

Affordable SR-22 Insurance For The Entire State of Idaho, including:
Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Idaho Falls, Caldwell, Pocatello, Coeur d’Alene, Twin Falls, Post Falls, Lewiston, Eagle, Rexburg, Moscow, Kuna, Ammon, McCall, and Riggins