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Minnesota Ignition Interlock Program

If your Minnesota Driver’s License has been revoked or cancelled because of a Minnesota DWI, you can get a driver’s license pursuant to the Minnesota Ignition Interlock Program.  The requirements for reinstatement vary depending on whether the Minnesota driver’s license has been revoked or cancelled.  A Minnesota driver’s license will be revoked if this is the driver’s first or second DWI within a 10 year period or if it is the third dwi on the driving record, regardless of when the DWIs occurred.  A Minnesota driver’s license will be cancelled if this is the driver’s third DWI within a 10 year period or if it is their fourth DWI (or more) on their record.

If your driver’s license has been REVOKED, to participate in the Minnesota Ignition Interlock Program you must do the following:

1.  Own a Class D type vehicle (i.e. no motorcycles or mopeds);

2. Pass the DWI knowledge test;

3. Pay the $680 reinstatement fee and apply for a Class D license;

4. Sign and date the Ignition Interlock Participation Agreement;

5. Submit a Certificate of Insurance for the vehicle equipped with the interlock device (i.e. An SR-22 Form);

6. Select an ignition interlock provider and have the device installed in the vehicle.

If your driver’s license has been CANCELLED, to participate in the Minnesota Ignition Interlock Program, the following additional steps are required:

1.  Sign and date the Application for Ignition Interlock Limited License;

2.  Schedule and complete a Chemical Use Assessment.

3. Sign and date the Last Use Statement.

Submit the application paperwork to DVS by mail, fax, email or in-person to Driver and Vehicle Services, Ignition Interlock Unit, 445 Minnesota Street, Suite 177, St. Paul, MN 55101.  Fax # (651) 797-1299; email: [email protected]

If you or a loved one have been arrested for a Minnesota DWI, contact Minneapolis DWI Lawyer F. T. Sessoms at (612) 344-1505 for answers to all of your Minnesota DWI questions.