Why do I need an SR-22 form?
The state of Wisconsin will require drivers with certain license suspensions to file an insurance policy that shows future proof of liability insurance. This policy is a standard auto insurance policy with the SR-22 form attached.
What type of license suspensions require an SR-22 to reinstate?
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI)
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
- Reckless driving
- Driving without proper insurance
- Multiple traffic violations resulting in a suspension
How much does SR22 insurance cost in Wisconsin?
The cost to file an SR22 with an insurance company is only $25-$50 depending on the company. Most drivers want to know how much their auto insurance will increase due to an SR22 but it is not the SR22 that causes your rates to increase. It depends on your driving record and the reason you need to file the SR22 such as a DUI/DWI conviction. Try our free service to compare rates from five different companies to get a better idea how much it will cost.
What happens if I cancel my SR22 insurance policy early?
In the event your policy is cancelled or lapses before the end of your required probation period the insurance company will immediately notify the state. When the state receives notification of the SR22 being cancelled it will suspend your license again until you re-file the SR-22. In most cases you will be required to start the probation period of three years over.
Can I check the status of my SR22 filing with the state?
Yes, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has a website where you can check the status of your financial responsibility filing. You will need to have your drivers license or social security number and date of birth to check.
Wisconsin SR22 Requirements
The state of Wisconsin requires liability insurance to protect other drivers in the event of an accident. The minimum limits are:
- $50k Per Person Bodily Injury
- $100k Per Accident Bodily Injury
- $15k Property Damage
These limits are in effect June 1st, 2010 in the state of Wisconsin.
Wisconsin now accepts electronic proof of insurance during traffic stops.
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Wisconsin
Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Limits:
All drivers with a BAC of .08 or higher
Drivers under 21 with a BAC of .02 or higher
Commercial Vehicle Drivers with a BAC of .04 or higher
Implied Consent Law in Wisconsin
This law requires any driver on the roadways of the state submit to a chemical test of their blood, breath, or urine if an officer of the law believes the driver is operating the vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A refusal to take the test can revoke your license for up to one year.
Occupational license in WI
You will be eligible for an occupational license after 30 days if this is the first time you are refusing the chemical road test. If it is your second offense refusal you will be eligible after 90 days.
Wisconsin 2010 DUI Laws
Wisconsin Senate Bill 303 - Vehicle Accident Intoxication Test
Any driver that is involved in an auto accident resulting in death, substantial bodily harm will be required to submit an intoxication test. If the test is refused the driver will be arrested.
Required to get an Ignition Interlock Device?
If you are required to install an ignition interlock device (IID) it must be present in each vehicle you operate unless exempt by the court. The IID must be installed for one year minimum failure to install, removal, disconnection or tampering with the device will result in a six month extension.
What types of convictions require an IID?
- All repeat Operating While Impaired
- All refusals - see implied consent law
- All 1st offense OWI with BAC .15 and higher
What models are approved in Wisconsin and where can I get them?
For a map of certified installation service centers check the state website.