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    Driver’s License Suspension in Nebraska

    In Nebraska, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) can suspend your driver’s license if you commit certain traffic offenses, including:

    • Driving under the influence (DUI/DWI) of alcohol.
    • Refusing to submit a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test.
    • Accumulating too many driving record points.
    • Violating Nebraska insurance laws.
    • Failing to comply with a traffic violation.

    On this page, you’ll find information about your suspension and how to reinstate your NE driver’s license.

    About Your Suspended License in Nebraska

    Your driver’s license suspension duration and reinstatement requirements will vary depending on the circumstances of your offense.

    NOTE: In addition to NE DMV penalties, you may also face court requirements and fines if you were convicted of a crime.

    For information about your specific suspension/revocation, contact the Nebraska DMV:

    Your NE driver’s license will be suspended for:

    • 1 year for refusing a BAC test.
    • 6 months to 1 year for failing a BAC test, depending on the number of offenses you’ve had.
    • An indefinite period or until your satisfy your requirements for insurance law violations.

    For a complete list of reasons why your driver’s license may be suspended and the length of suspensions, visit the Nebraska DMV website.

    NOTE: You may need to surrender your driver’s license to the Nebraska DMV.

    Check Your Driver License Status

    Committing traffic violations and causing accidents can lead to points on your driving record.

    If you accumulate 12 points or more on your driving record within 2 years, the Nebraska DMV will suspend your driver’s license for:

    • 6 months for your 1st offense.
    • 3 years for a 2nd offense within 5 years.

    You can order your Nebraska driving record to check the status of your driver’s license and keep track of your driving record points.

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    NE Suspension Hearings and Appeals

    Depending on the reason for your suspended driver’s license, you may be able to contest it by requesting an administrative hearing.

    NOTE: Nebraska DMV administrative hearings have no effect on court decisions. If you want to appeal a court-ordered suspension, you must contact the court.

    If your driver’s license was suspended for refusing or failing a BAC test after being stopped on suspicion of a DUI/DWI, you must request a DMV hearing within 10 days of receiving your suspension notice.

    To request an administrative hearing for BAC test refusals/failures, you’ll need:

    Mail the above to the address specified on the form.

    NOTE: You will not be eligible to request an Ignition Interlock Permit if you request an administrative hearing.

    For information about requesting an administrative hearing for suspensions caused by other offenses, contact the Nebraska DMV:

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    Reinstate Your Suspended NE License

    Your reinstatement requirements will vary depending on the circumstances of your driver’s license suspension.

    To reinstate your suspended license, you may need to:

    • Complete a driver’s education/improvement course.
    • Satisfy any court requirements, if applicable.
    • Provide the Nebraska DMV with proof of your insurance (using an SR22 from your insurance company).
    • Retake and pass the driving skills and knowledge tests, if necessary.
    • Pay a reinstatement fee. (See “Fees to Reinstate Your Suspended License” below.)

    NOTE: If your driver’s license was revoked, you’ll need to retake all of the driver license tests and apply for a new license.

    Obtain a Restricted NE Driver’s License

    Depending on the reason for your suspended license, you may be eligible for a restricted license, which allows you to drive to and from:

    • Authorized locations.
    • With an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle.

    NOTE: You may need to satisfy your reinstatement requirements before you can obtain a restricted driver’s license.

    For more information, please contact the Nebraska DMV:

    Employment Driving Permit

    You can request an employment driving permit, allowing you to drive to and from work, if your driver’s license was suspended/revoked for accumulating too many driving record points or violating a support order. You’ll need:

    Send the above to the Nebraska DMV address on the form. If your application is approved, you will be mailed an Employment Drive Permit Authorization letter. You will need to take the letter and payment for the permit fee to your local NE DMV office.

    Medical Hardship Permit

    If your driver’s license was suspended/revoked for excess driving record points and you need to drive to attend medical appointments, you can request a 90-day medical hardship driving permit. To apply, you will need:

    Send the above to the NE DMV address on the form.

    Alcohol-Related Suspensions

    If your driver’s license was suspended/revoked for refusing/failing a BAC test, you may be eligible for an ignition interlock restricted license. To apply:

    Fees to Reinstate Your Suspended NE License

    The fees to reinstate your suspended license will vary depending on the circumstances of your offense. Below are general Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reinstatement fees that may apply to your situation.

    • Insurance law violation, accident, and child support suspensions: $50.
    • Driving record point and court-ordered suspensions: $125.
    • BAC test failure/refusal suspensions: $125.
    • Online transaction fee: $3.

    NOTE: If you were convicted of a crime, you may also have to pay additional court fines.

    You can pay your suspended license reinstatement fees:

    • In person or by mail to:
        Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles
        Financial Responsibility Division
        301 Centennial Mall South
        P.O. Box 94877
        Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4877
    • Online at the Nebraska DMV website.

    If you pay your suspended license reinstatement fees by mail, you’ll need to include your:

    • Name.
    • Date of birth.
    • Driver’s license number.
    • Address.

    Acceptable Forms of Payment

    The Nebraska DMV accepts the following forms of payments for suspended license reinstatements.

    • In person/by mail: Cashier’s check or money order payable to “Department of Motor Vehicles.”
    • Online: MasterCard, VISA, and Discover credit/debit cards.
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