If you are required to file an SR22 for the state of West Virginia contact an insurance company or agent who is licensed to sell insurance in West Virginia. You will be required to carry state minimum liability limits and continue the insurance policy for the duration of your specific court requirement.
How much does SR22 insurance cost in West Virginia?
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.
Do not let the insurance policy lapse or cancel as the provider will notify the state and your license will be suspended again. The SR22 is an add on to a standard auto insurance policy that guarantees the state will be notified of any change in status and is commonly referred to as a future financial responsibility filing. You can change insurance companies but be sure to get a new SR22 filed before the old one is cancelled.
You must maintain an SR22 for three years from the date of suspension unless otherwise stated in the judgment. Suspension requirements vary from case to case so be sure to contact the state for your specific judgment.
Suspended License Information and Requirements
License suspension and revocation information is shared with all 50 states. You cannot issue a driver's license if you have an active suspension. There is no notification when the suspension has ended as that information is on the letter you receive when action is first taken. In order to reinstate your license know your eligibility date and specific reinstatement requirements. This information can be found on the letter or from the information at the court hearing. Some reinstatements can be done at local Driver's License offices such as:
- Unpaid Tickets
- Child Support
- Point Suspensions
West Virginia Liability Insurance Requirements
The state of West Virginia requires liability insurance to protect other drivers in the event of an accident. The minimum limits are:
- $20k Per Person Bodily Injury
- $40k 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.