Driver's License Suspensions

When you commit traffic violations you will receive points on your driving record. If you accumulate 10 points or more within 2 years, you will be suspended.

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. Important: Vermont law does NOT provide for a "hardship" or "work license".

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Reinstatement of Suspended Vermont License

The reinstatement fee can only be paid online or in the Montpelier office (in person or by mail). Reinstatement fees can NOT be paid in a branch office.

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Reinstatement requirements will vary depending on your offense. Contact us for your specific requirements. Common requirements may include:

  • Submit an SR-22 (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

Driving with License Suspended (DLS) Program

The Civil DLS Diversion Program is designed to help people regain their driver’s licenses 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 reinstatement requirements must also be met before your driver’s license is reinstated.

Vermont Judicial Bureau

If you have outstanding fines from a Vermont Civil Violation Complaint (Traffic Ticket), you may pay those fees by using VT Courts Online'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.

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Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

Monday-Friday: 7:45am-4:30pm
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