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    Wyoming License Suspensions

    The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) can revoke or suspend your license for a number of reasons. If your license is suspended or revoked, you will NOT be allowed to drive until you satisfy all requirements to get your license back.

    About Your Suspended WY License

    There is a difference between having your Wyoming driver’s license suspended and having it revoked.

    • A suspension means you cannot drive for a certain period of time, but can get your license back later.
    • A revocation of your license means your driver’s license is cancelled, and you will need to submit to an investigation before you can obtain another license.

    A suspended license can happen for a number of reasons, including:

    • Driving while under the influence (DWUI).
    • Moving violations: More than 3 convictions within 1 year on your driving record.
    • Not having car insurance.
    • Reckless driving.

    Visit our page about DUI & DWI in Wyoming for more information about suspensions and revocations for DWI/DUI convictions.

    NOTE: Once your license is suspended or revoked, you must surrender it to the Wyoming DOT or a police officer.

    Depending on the type of conviction, the WY DOT will issue various license penalties.

    • Mandatory suspensions: This type of suspension is enforced for a specific time period. Once you serve the entire suspension, you may reinstate your WY driver's license.
    • Indefinite suspensions: These suspensions require you to take specific action to remove the suspension. For instance, if you fail to carry WY car insurance, you can prove you resolved the issue to lift your license suspension. If you obtain car insurance prior to the start date of your suspension, your Wyoming driver's license will NOT be suspended.
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    Wyoming Suspension Hearings & Appeals

    When the WY DOT suspends your license, you can request a hearing to dispute the conviction OR a record review to request limited driving privileges.

    If your license is revoked, you cannot request a record review for limited driving privileges. However, you can contest the revocation of your license.

    Hearings

    All requests to contest an action against your driver’s license must be made in writing and mailed to WYDOT Headquarters. Your request must be delivered or postmarked within 20 days of receiving notice of a license action.

    Address your request to:

    Wyoming Department of Transportation
    ATTN: Driver Services
    5300 Bishop Blvd
    Cheyenne, WY 82009

    Record Reviews

    All requests for record reviews must be made within 20 days of the date you received notice of the department’s action. To be eligible for a hearing, you must send a written request to the WYDOT with all appropriate fees. See “Fees For Suspended Licenses in Wyoming” below.

    To receive limited driving privileges, you must demonstrate how the suspension causes an inability to obtain basic necessities such as food, clothing, shelter, or education.

    The WYDOT will notify you by mail if you have been approved for a probationary license. If you’re denied limited driving privileges, you may appeal the decision by requesting a hearing within 20 days of the decision with a written request.

    For more information about limited licenses in Wyoming, see “Restricted or Temporary WY License” below.

    Reinstate Your Wyoming Driver’s License

    After fully serving your suspension, you can reinstate your WY driver’s license by visiting a driver exam station, completing the required paperwork, and paying all fees.

    You must meet the following requirements to get your license reinstated:

    • Fully serve your license suspension.
    • Have NO other offenses pending that could result in a suspension.
    • Satisfy all court-ordered requirements.
    • Obtain SR-22 auto insurance, if required.
    • Pay the required reinstatement fee.
      • See “Fees For Suspended Licenses in Wyoming” below.

    Restricted or Temporary WY License

    NOTE: Limited-driving privileges are NOT provided to drivers with revoked licenses. You may only request a hearing to contest the revocation.

    If you were issued a mandatory suspension of your license, you may be eligible to receive a probationary license to drive to work. You must send a written request to the WYDOT Headquarters indicating how a license suspension will cause undue hardship.

    You will be notified if you qualify for a probationary license. If you have been approved to get a probationary license, you must:

    • Complete the necessary forms you receive by mail.
    • Get an alcohol counselor assessment, if convicted of an alcohol-related violation.
      • You will also be required to complete a DUI course.
    • Have SR-22 insurance on file, if required.
    • Pay the probationary license fees.
      • See “Fees For Suspended Licenses in Wyoming.”

    Requests sent by mail should be addressed to:

    Wyoming Department of Transportation
    ATTN: Driver Services
    5300 Bishop Blvd
    Cheyenne, WY 82009

    Fees for Suspended Licenses in Wyoming

    Reinstating a suspended or revoked WY license can be an expensive process. Here is a list of general fees you must pay for license reinstatement.

    • General reinstatement fee: $50.
    • Child support suspension fee: $5.
    • Record review: $15.
    • Probationary license: $25.
    • Reissuance fee: $25.

    Payments with the WY DOT can be made:

    • In person at driver exam office using cash, check, money order, or credit card.
    • By phone with a credit card by calling (307) 777-4810.
    • By mail with a check, or money order.

    All requests sent by mail should be addressed to:

    Wyoming Department of Transportation
    ATTN: Driver Services
    5300 Bishop Blvd
    Cheyenne, WY 82009