Regaining Your License in Vermont

Vermont ignition interlock laws require that any driver convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), and who wants to retain driving privileges during a license suspension, must install an ignition interlock device, including an electronic log device, on every vehicle they own or which is registered to them.

An Application for an Ignition Interlock Device Restricted Driver’s License (IID & RDL) must be made by contacting the Vermont Department Of Motor Vehicles at 802-828-2061. They will review your driving record to determine if you are eligible to apply for an RDL, and then send you a packet of information regarding your eligibility. It is very important that you contact the Department prior to visiting any office to assure that all requirements have been met.

Get your license back in Vermont after a DUI

How do I get an interlock license?

  • If your license has been suspended for a DUI in Vermont, you can apply for a Restricted Driving License (RDL) which allows you to drive provided you have an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle.

    Important: Call the Vermont DMV at 802-828-2061 first to make sure that you are eligible for an RDL.

    You will receive a packet of information from the DMV in the mail.

  • Apply for an RDL at the Montpelier DMV office. Pay the $125 application fee, or $150 for an Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL).

    NOTE: This is a yearly RDL renewal cost.

  • You will need an SR-22 or other proof of financial responsibility. An insurance agent can help you with this

    You will need proof of enrollment in an alcohol and driving education program, approved by project CRASH. An authorized project CRASH agent will have to complete form TA-VL-81.

    If your license was revoked, or has been expired 3 or more years, you must take the eye, written and driving exams prior to obtaining an RDL. Call (802) 828-2061 for further information.

    If you are taking your written test, then you will receive your RDL that day after you pass the test and provide all your documents. If not, you can come to the DMV and present your completed paperwork. You will be issued your RDL on the spot.

    That’s it! You’re good to go. But remember…
    Come in for regular monitoring. This is essential for proper maintenance of the program as well as a condition for keeping your restricted license.

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