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Driving Privileges - Reinstating a Driver's License

Missouri Department of Revenue Phone: 573-751-4600

Suspended License

Accumulating too many points on your driving record is a serious matter:
  • If you accumulate four or more points in a 12-month period, the Driver Licensing Division will send you a warning letter stating that you are in danger of losing your driving privileges.
  • If you accumulate eight or more points in an 18-month period, your driver’s license will be suspended for 30 days. If you’ve previously had your license suspended for accumulating too many points, you’ll lose your driving privileges for 60 days on the second suspension and 90 days on any subsequent suspensions.
  • If you accumulate 12 or more points in 12 months, 18 or more points in 24 months, or 24 or more points in 36 months, your Missouri driver’s license will be suspended for one year
Limited Driving Privilege
You cannot drive while your license is suspended unless you’ve applied for a limited driving privilege permit. This permit allows you to drive to school, work, doctor’s appointments, or other essential activities. However, not all drivers are eligible to receive such a permit.

Reinstatement Requirements
After your license has been suspended for violating the Department of Revenue (DOR) point system, you’ll need to provide a completed SR-22 proof of insurance form from your insurance company, and pay a $20 reinstatement fee to get your driving privileges reinstated.

If your license was suspended as a result of an alcohol-related offense, you’ll need to provide a completed SR-22 proof of insurance form, pay a $45 reinstatement fee, and complete a Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program to get your driving privileges reinstated.

You will not need to retake the written or driving tests if your license has been expired for less than six months, or was revoked rather than suspended.
How to Reinstate Your Missouri Driver’s License due to Suspension or Revocation
You cannot have your license reinstated through your local contract office. Instead, when your suspension is up, bring your forms and your check or money order to:
Driver License Bureau
Truman State Office Building
301 West High Street Room 470
Jefferson City, Missouri 65105-0200
(573) 751-4600

Or, simply mail your payment and forms to:
Driver License Bureau
P.O. Box 200
Jefferson City, Missouri 65105-0200

How to Reinstate Your Missouri Driver's License due to a Failure to Appear:

If your license is suspended due to a failure to appear, you may have your license reinstated at a local contract office. You must take a compliance letter, which is obtained from the court, along with a $20 reinstatement fee, to the license bureau.

Point Reduction
Once your driving privileges have been reinstated, the DOR will reduce the number of points on your driving record to four. For each year you drive without accumulating any new points, you’ll receive an additional deduction. However, certain types of serious offenses will never be fully erased from your driving record.