To help you get back on the road safely, legally and quickly we’ve developed the following checklist. As always, if you have any questions please give us a call at 800-634-3077.

Checklist to Get You Back On the Road & Reduce Your Fine by $625

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  • Complete the DOT application for a temporary restricted license.
  • Obtain SR-22 insurance by contacting your insurance agent.
  • Call the DOT and ask if there are any other requirements you must meet to receive a Temporary Restricted License (i.e. unpaid fines). Their number is (800) 532-1121.
  • Make an appointment to have your ignition interlock installed by calling toll-free 800-634-3077
  • Go to a DOT Drivers License Center. You must have the following with you or already on file with the DOT to obtain a temporary restricted license:
  • Completed DOT Application for Temporary Restricted License
  • Fee for Temporary Restricted License ($43)
  • Ignition Interlock proof of Installation
  • Proof of SR-22 insurance
  • Pay Civil Penalty at DOT – $200 (Cash or Money Order Only)

Take your temporary restricted license to court with you and the judge can reduce your fine by up to $625.

For complete information regarding your eligibility for a temporary restricted license, contact:

Office of Driver Services
Iowa Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 9204
Des Moines, Iowa 50306-9204

Telephone: 515-244-9124 or 515-244-8725
Toll-free in Iowa: 800-532-1121
Fax: 515-239-1837

Get started now. Find a LifeSafer installer here or call 800-634-3077

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