SR-22 filing is required in the state of Missouri due to one of the following violations:
- Driving without insurance
- Non-Alcohol Moving Violation Points
- Motor vehicle accident
- Driving under the influence of alcohol
- Refusal of Alcohol/Drug Test
In most situations you will be required to file and maintain proof of liability insurance for two years from your suspension or revocation date. If you need to fulfill mandatory insurance requirements it will be three years from the eligible reinstatement date.
How long do I need to carry the SR22 filing?
In most cases you must maintain the sr22 filing for three years but up to five years. The cost to add an SR22 to an auto insurance policy varies between insurance companies but is usually less than $50.
Getting an SR22 policy is simple and only takes a few minutes. If you are looking to save money on insurance try our free service and enter your zip code in the box above. In a few minutes you can compare multiple sr22 insurance quotes. Each policy is different and having an SR22 is not what makes a policy expensive. It is the underlying reason you need the SR22 which is usually why an auto policy can be more costly. If you have been convicted of a DUI or if you were driving without insurance both scenarios require an SR22. The DUI is going to cost a lot more than the other violation due to the risk.
Missouri SR22 Requirements
When you go to reinstate your driver's license with the state you may need to file form SR-22. This form is only required once and not for each reason your license was suspended. Most reinstatement fees are $20 but can be $45 for an alcohol related violation, check the chart below for fees.
The state of Missouri requires liability insurance to protect other drivers in the event of an accident. The minimum limits are:
- $25k Per Person Bodily Injury
- $50k Per Accident Bodily Injury
- $10k Property Damage
While these limits are minimum they are rarely recommended levels of coverage. Ask your insurance agent what they recommend based on your financial position.
Missouri now accepts electronic proof of insurance during traffic stops.
How to Reinstate Your License
The reason your license was suspended or revoked is sent in a letter from the Driver License Bureau. The letter will state the date(s) when you may reinstate your license. Missouri offers a chart to determine what forms you must file and the fees involved but we will show the most common:
Violation | Procedure
- Points - Non-Alcohol Moving Violations | Fee $20, File SR-22 for two years from start of suspension
- Motor Vehicle Accident | Pay full amount of court order, Fee $20, File SR-22 for two years from start of suspension
- Administrative Alcohol | Fee $20, File SR-22 for two years from start of suspension, File proof of completed SATOP program, File proof of IID installation
- Failure to Maintain Insurance- Fee $20, File SR-22 if still required
- Refusal to Submit to Alcohol/Drug Testing- Fee $45, File SR22 for 2 years from start of revocation, complete SATOP program
Once you have the required forms completed bring the fees due to:
Driver License Bureau
Truman State Office Building
301 West High Street, Room 470
Jefferson City, Missouri
Telephone: (573) 526-2407Office Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30-5:00 (except state office closings)
OR mail your money and forms to:
Driver License Bureau
P.O. Box 200
Jefferson City, Missouri 65105-0200
OR pay by telephone using the following credit cards:
- Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express
- Telephone Number: (573) 526-2407
Missouri DWI Law
Effective 8/28/2010 House Bill 1695 made changes to state law regarding repeat alcohol offenders and drivers with high blood-alcohol levels. The new law includes the following changes:
- Prevent municipal courts from hearing an intoxication-related case if the offender has two or more related offenses
- Created a centralized database to track all DWI violations
- Created DWI courts to help with treatment of repeat offenders
- New criteria for participants of a DWI court program to get a limited driving privilege
The new law is a way for the state to take greater action toward drivers who fail to make sound judgements when drinking. It will create more punishment for those who continue to drink and drive.
Required to get an Ignition Interlock Device?
The ignition interlock device is simply a breath test device that is installed on a vehicle. Each time the driver wants to start the car they must blow into the device to test the blood alcohol content of the driver.
If you have more than one alcohol related violation an IID must be installed and maintained. The cost to install the IID is your responsibility and the installer will notify the state after installation is complete. In addition to being installed in each vehicle that you operate it must be maintained for six months from the reinstatement date.
In rare cases an IID can be required by court order if you only have one alcohol offense.
Missouri approved Ignition Interlock Device Installers
If you fail to maintain the device during the six month period your license will be re-suspended. After that the device will need to be reinstalled and pay a $20 fee.