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Why was my license suspended?

Your insurance company notified us that you aren’t in compliance with your insurance requirement.

What happens when my license is suspended?

  • When we receive notification from your insurance company, we’ll suspend your driver license and mail you a suspension letter explaining the action and how to reinstate your license.
  • You may not drive a motor vehicle until your license is reinstated.
  • If you have a Washington driver license, you must return it to any of our driver licensing offices.

What if my driver license is from a state other than Washington?

During this suspension:

  • You aren’t eligible to apply for a Washington driver license.
  • You may not drive in Washington with a license from another state.

How long will my license be suspended?

Until your insurance company notifies us that you’re in compliance with your insurance requirement.

Can I get a restricted license?

No, you can’t be issued any type of driver license during this suspension.

Can I contest or appeal the suspension?

Yes, you may request an administrative review within 15 days from the date on your suspension letter. The suspension letter we send to you includes a form to request a review of the suspension.

How can I get my license back?

We’ll release the suspension when your insurance company notifies us that you are in compliance with your insurance requirement, and mail you a letter telling you that the suspension has been released.

Get step-by-step instructions

There may be other issues you’ll need to take care of to get your license back. To find out what you need to do, see Learn how to reinstate your license.

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