Information on Alabama Ignition Interlock laws, interlock installation locations and recovering your license after a DUI

An Alabama ignition interlock license can help you reduce or avoid suspension and keep you driving when and where you need to.  Find out how to get an ignition interlock device (IID) also known as an in-car breathalyzer, below.  LifeSafer Ignition Interlock service center locations can be found in the link to the right.  

Get your license back in Alabama after a DUI

Alabama ignition interlock laws require that any driver convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .15% or higher must install an ignition interlock device on every vehicle they own or which is registered to them.

How do I get an interlock license in Alabama?

  • Serve any jail time and wait out your suspension time.

  • Attend DUI School, if required.

  • File a Request for Reinstatement Requirements (DI-46a). You will receive a list of all requirements to properly reinstate your license. Mail form to: Driver License Division, P.O. Box 1471, Montgomery, AL 36102-1471.

  • Obtain proof of SR-22 insurance. Your insurance agent or company can help you with this.

  • Schedule your interlock installation by calling 800-634-3077.

  • Have your interlock installed. LifeSafer will give you a certificate confirming the installation.

  • Bring your paperwork to an Alabama driver’s license office with the required fee. Check here for the closest location that handles license reinstatement, or call 334-242-4400.

  • Bring your vehicle to your Alabama LifeSafer authorized service provider for regular monitoring. This is essential for proper maintenance of the program as well as a condition for keeping your restricted license.