An IID is an instrument you blow into before you can start your vehicle. This measures your breath alcohol content (BAC) level. You'll only be able to start your vehicle if your BAC level is under .025.
You'll be required to install an IID if you've had:
Follow these steps to get your approved IID installed:
You'll need to have an IID installed in any vehicle you drive.
If you operate an employer-owned vehicle during work hours, you may submit an Employer Declaration for Ignition Interlock Exemption to us so they don't have to install IIDs on their vehicles.
The IID requirement period is how long you'll be required to have an IID. To find out how long, see Learn how to reinstate my license.
|For:||You must have an IID for:|
|Some convictions of reckless driving.||At least 6 months.|
|Some convictions of negligent driving.||At least 6 months.|
|A conviction of operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock device installed.||At least 6 months.|
|Some convictions of circumventing a ignition interlock device.||At least 6 months.|
|Conviction of DUI or Physical Control of a motor vehicle.||
Note: The court may require your IID to be installed longer than what's shown above.
These requirements are for violations and deferred prosecution findings as of June 9, 2016. This means that you must have the IID installed for your entire requirement period. You'll receive day for day credit towards your requirement period for each day the device is installed in a vehicle. If a device is removed, tolling stops and won't begin again until you have the IID reinstalled.
You're convicted of a violation that occurred September 1, 2016, you're required to have a device for 365 days:
If you have your IID removed before fulfilling your IID requirement period, your license will be suspended.
The certificate of compliance is the document submitted by your IID vendor to us at the end of your IID requirement period. When you're finished with your requirement period contact your IID vendor to request the certificate of compliance. They'll submit the certificate if you have not done any of the following in the last 4 months or the last 180 days:
If you violate any of the above, you'll need to re-start your certificate of compliance time period.
Your certificate of compliance requirement is based on your violation date:
You may be eligible for an IID medical exemption if:
You won't be able to drive but the exemption allows you to earn day for day credit towards your IID requirement period as though a device was installed.
To apply for a medical exemption:
After we receive your form, we'll review it to determine:
After we review your form, we'll send a letter letting you know if you've been accepted or denied.
You may be eligible for financial assistance during the time you have an IIL or IID requirement. If you can't afford to install, lease, remove or transfer* an ignition interlock device in the vehicles you drive you can apply for assistance by submitting a Financial Assistance Application .
* A transfer occurs when you move the device from one vehicle to another. The reimbursement is $100 plus tax and one transfer per calendar year is allowed.
You must provide proof of income or a signed statement indicating you have no income. If any boxes for Additional benefits are marked, you must also submit proof of benefits. Your application will be denied if documentation is not attached or all required fields are not complete. If you re-submit an application, you must re-submit all materials with a new form.
To qualify, you must be indigent (see RCW 10.101.010) and meet the following cut-off level:
|People in family/household||Annual income||Monthly income|
For families/households with more than 8 people: add $4,540 annually for each additional person.