Important Information for all Total Abstinence Applicants

  • You must have contact with your counselor within 60 days of the time you are submitting forms to request reinstatement through total abstinence.
  • For additional information on the treatment requirements, please talk with your IDRP Evaluator.
  • If you have any other requirements, suspensions, or revocation, those will also need to be resolved with the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles before your privilege to drive can be reinstated.  Contact the DMV Driver Improvement Information Unit at 802-828-2050.
  • Time spent in jail (correctional facilities), and other types of furlough does not count towards a person’s abstinence time.   

Related Forms & Information


If you have lost your license for life, because of DUIs, civil suspensions and/or refusals, you may apply for license reinstatement with proof of the required three‐year period of abstinence from all alcohol and drugs and the successful completion of a substance abuse treatment program.

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