Vermont law does NOT provide for a "hardship" or "work license".
Driving privileges will not be reinstated until you have satisfied all reinstatement requirements and received written notification of reinstatement from the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Reinstate Your Suspended Vermont License
Reinstatement fee can be paid online or in the Montpelier office (in person or by mail).
- Reinstatment fees can NOT be paid in any branch office.
Requirements will vary depending on your offense. Contact this office for your specific requirements.
Among other things you may be required to:
- Submit an SR22/proof of insurance
- Retake and pass the driving skills and knowledge tests
- Satisfy any court requirements
- Pay reinstatement fee(s)
- Obtain medical clearance
- Complete alcohol courses as ordered by the courts
If you have outstanding fines from a Vermont Civil Violation Complaint (Traffic Ticket), you may pay those fees by using VTCourtsOnline's Court Pay System. The reinstatement fee of your privilege to operate can be paid at any time, you do not need to wait until your Vermont Civil Violation Complaint (Traffic Ticket) is paid.
Questions about tickets? Contact the Judicial Bureau at 802 295-8869.
Driving with License Suspended (DLS) Program
The Civil DLS Diversion Program is designed to help people regain their driver’s license while they pay off their fines and fees. Participants work with Diversion staff to develop a contract including a payment plan that is presented to the Vermont Judicial Bureau (VJB) for review. Upon approval by VJB Hearing Officer, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is notified that the person is in compliance with the VJB. DMV re-instatement requirements must also be met before the person’s driver’s license is re-instated.