Suspensions and Revocations

How are convictions reported? 

  • After a conviction of a traffic offense, the court will forward notice of that conviction to DDS. The conviction information will be placed on the driver's driving record by DDS and additional penalties will be imposed, if applicable. Some offenses can result in the loss of your driving privileges. 

Where can I find information on convictions reported and consequences to my license?

  • If you have been convicted of one or more offenses, that can impact your driving record, we recommend you view your individual record. Click on the REINSTATE ONLINE link below to see how your driving record has been impacted by an offense. You must log in or create an account to access your information.  Please allow some time for the courts to provide the information to DDS.  You can also view your license status, suspensions, points, and more using these services.  Step-by-step instructions are provided to reinstate your license if it has been suspended. 

My license has been suspended, can I still drive?

  • In some situations, a limited driving permit may be available for a fee during the suspension period.  The permit restricts the places and purposes that you are allowed to drive. See Limited Permit for more information.

What are the terms used to describe my license status?

  • Cancellation

    The Department of Driver Services is authorized to cancel your driver's license if you fail to give the required or correct information needed in your application or if you are otherwise ineligible. You may reapply once you satisfy the requirements.

  • Revocation

    When your driver's license is revoked, your driving privileges are terminated and withdrawn until the end of the period of time prescribed by the formal action of the DDS. At the expiration of the revocation period, you may apply for a new driver’s license once you satisfy the requirements. You will be required to re-take the driving tests. 

  • Suspension

    When your driver's license is suspended, your driving privilege is temporarily withdrawn for a specific period of time. At the expiration of the suspension period, you may apply for a driver's license once you satisfy the requirements.

  • CDL - Disqualifications & Serious Disqualifications

    When the driver is convicted of two or more serious traffic violations while operating a vehicle other than a CMV, the driver becomes disqualified only if there is a revocation or suspension of driving privileges.

  • Points

    The Department of Driver Services will impose penalties (points) upon receipt of a conviction of a violation of listed offenses found within the Rules of the Road codes.