Washington, DC DWI Laws

Interlock Process

Get your license back in Washington D.C. after a DWI

To be considered the DC Interlock Program, you must:

  • Have held a DC DMV driver license immediately prior to revocation;
  • Been convicted in court of an alcohol-related offense or had your license revoked administratively because of an alcohol-related offense;
  • Not have any additional or pending license suspensions or revocations;
  • Have not been convicted of causing injury or death while operating a motor vehicle in any jurisdiction;
  • Have enrolled or completed a District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) approved substance abuse treatment program.
  • Complete and submit the DC DMV Ignition Interlock Program Application and pay the associated DMV fees.

  • Obtain and maintain High Risk SR22 Insurance.  Your insurance agent or company can help with this.

  • Meet any other criteria as required by the Director of the DMVF

  • The completed application must be submitted by email to [email protected], fax to 202-727-6003, or mail to:

    DC Department of Motor Vehicles

    Attn: Driver Services Administration/IID Program

    95 M Street, SW, Suite 300

    Washington, DC 20024

    Upon receipt of your application, you will be contacted to schedule an in-person appointment. For enrollment or eligibility questions you may call 311 (202-737-4404).

  • Once approved, call LifeSafer Ignition Interlock to schedule your installation.