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Restricted Driver's Licenses

An Ignition Interlock Device Restricted License (RDL) allows you to drive non-commercial vehicles equipped with an ignition interlock device (IID), while your Vermont license is suspended or revoked for an alcohol-related driving under the influence offense. You are granted a conditional reinstatement ahead of your normal eligibility date if you participate in the Ignition Interlock Program.

What is an RDL?

An Ignition Interlock Device Restricted License, referred to as an "RDL", allows you to drive non-commercial vehicles equipped with an ignition interlock device, while your regular license is suspended or revoked for an alcohol-related driving under the influence offense.  You are granted a conditional reinstatement ahead of your normal eligibility date if you participate in the Ignition Interlock Program.  If granted an RDL, you must adhere to all of the terms and requirements associated with an RDL; failing to do so will result in an extension of your IID requirements.  For more informati

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FAQs

How do I get my unrestricted license back after I serve the required period of time of operating under the terms and requirements of an RDL?

The RDL Unit will send a letter a short time prior to your actual release date advising you of when you may procure a corrected license without the IID restriction.  If you do not receive a letter you may contact DMV at 802-828-2061 to verify that you are eligible to have the interlock removed.

How often do I need to renew my RDL?

Your RDL must be renewed on a yearly basis. A renewal notice and an Application for Ignition Interlock Device Restricted Driver’s License will be mailed to you 30 days before your RDL expires. You will need to complete the application and return it to DMV with the appropriate renewal fee of $125.00. If you have a motorcycle endorsement and wish to keep it, you will need to include an additional $3.00. If you do not renew your RDL on or by the expiration, you will be issued a suspension for failing to renew your RDL and will remain under suspension until you renew your RDL and pay the Reinstatement Fee.

Note:  The expiration date of your initial RDL will expire on your second birthday after the issuance of your initial RDL. You will then need to renew your RDL on a yearly basis thereafter.

If I am eligible, are there any other requirements?

Yes.  You must also do the following:

  • Pay the Reinstatement Fee.
  • Provide proof of Financial Responsibility (SR-22 Certificate).
  • Provide proof of installation of an approved IID.  When you have the IID installed, have the installer complete a Certification of Ignition Interlock Device Installation, VL-082.
Who is eligible for an RDL?

You must be under suspension for an alcohol driving offense in Vermont. 

How and where do I apply for an RDL?

Application for an RDL must be made by contacting the Department, by phone, at 802-828-2061. 

What is an Ignition Interlock Device Restricted Driver’s License?

An Ignition Interlock Device Restricted License, referred to as an “RDL”, allows you to drive  non-commercial vehicles equipped with an ignition interlock device, while your Vermont license is suspended or revoked for an alcohol-related driving under the influence offense.  You are granted a conditional reinstatement ahead of your normal eligibility date if you participate in the Ignition Interlock Program

What is an RDL?

An Ignition Interlock Device Restricted License, referred to as an "RDL", allows you to drive non-commercial vehicles equipped with an ignition interlock device, while your regular license is suspended or revoked for an alcohol-related driving under the influence offense.  You are granted a conditional reinstatement ahead of your normal eligibility date if you participate in the Ignition Interlock Program.  If granted an RDL, you must adhere to all of the terms and requirements associated with an RDL; failing to do so will result in an extension of your IID requirements.  For more information regarding RDL's click here.