Alaska SR22 Information & Filings
If you are convicted of a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) in the State of Alaska, you will be required to purchase SR22 insurance in order to get your driver license reinstated.
SR22 insurance is a motor vehicle liability insurance that must be submitted to the Alaska DMV as proof that you are insured. Even if you do not own a vehicle, you will still need SR22 insurance in order to drive in Alaska. If you do not own a vehicle, ask your insurance company about a non-owner SR22 policy.
Your insurance company is required by law to notify the DMV if your insurance is canceled or lapsed, so it is important to keep your insurance current and paid for.
The length of time that you are required to maintain SR22 insurance depends upon the number of DUI offenses you have:
First DUI Offense – SR22 insurance is required for 5 years from end of revocation.
Second DUI Offense – SR22 insurance is required for 10 years from end of license revocation.
Third DUI Offense – SR22 insurance is required for 20 years from end of license revocation.
Fourth or Subsequent DUI – SR22 insurance is required for the life of the driver.
As you can see based on the length of time you will be required to maintain your SR22 filing with the DMV, this can get expensive, so it is important to shop around for the lowest SR22 rates. You can do that here:
Alaska Ignition Interlock Device Information:
In Alaska, DUI offenders are also required to get an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) before they can drive again. (These are sometimes referred to as a “blow-and-go.”)
The DMV will put a “C” on your license, which indicates that you can only drive with an IID. You will need one on any vehicle that you drive, even if you do not own a vehicle. You will need to prove that you have one installed in order to reinstate your Alaska driver license.
The length of the IID requirement depends on the number of previous convictions.
If you live in a remote area where vehicle registration is not required, you may be allowed to drive without an IID, but your license will still show the restriction, and if you drive to an area that requires vehicle registration, you will need to have an IID. See a list of areas that might be exempt from the IID requirement here.
If you violate an IID order, you will be penalized with further jail time, fines, and license suspension.
The cost of an IID can vary but is often around $1,700. Click here for a list of Ignition Interlock Providers in Alaska and their contact information.
Be sure to maintain your SR22 for as long as ordered (usually 3 years). It is imperative that you pay your bills in full and on time. If your coverage lapses, your company is required by law to notify the state, which will then suspend your license again.
You can find out your own specific reinstatement requirements, including how long you need to maintain SR22 insurance, by filling out and returning the Department of Public Safety Request for Reinstatement Requirements form. You can print this form out online, or you can pick one up at any of the Driver License Office Locations. You can then mail the form to Driver License Division, P.O. Box 1471, Montgomery, AL 36102-1471.
For more information on how to get your Alabama driver license reinstated, call (334) 242-4259 or send an email through this form.
Additional Alaska DUI Resources
- Alaska First Offense DUI – First offense information including penalties, fines, potential jail time, license suspension, DUI classes, and more.
- Alaska Second Offense DUI – Second offense information including penalties, fines, potential jail time, license suspension, DUI classes, and more.
- Alaska Third Offense DUI – Third offense information including penalties, fines, potential jail time, license suspension, DUI classes, and more.
- Alaska DUI Laws – Here you will find a comprehensive and detailed explanation of Alabama’s DUI laws including all offense levels and penalties.
- Alaska Alcohol Classes – We offer a complete listing of state approved DUI & alcohol abuse classes.
- Alaska Bail Bondsmen – Comprehensive list of Alaska bail bond agents including address, phone, website, etc.
- State Statutes – Complete Alaska DUI statute regarding DUI laws and penalties.