Suspended License in Kansas
Driver License Suspension in Kansas
If the Kansas Department of Revenue (DOR) suspended your driver's license, you'll need to satisfy your suspension requirements to have it reinstated.
On this page, you'll find information about your suspension, how to obtain a restricted driver's license, and how to reinstate your license.
About Your Suspended KS Driver's License
The duration of your driver's license suspension and your reinstatement requirements will vary depending on your offense.
The Kansas DMV may suspend/revoke your driver's license for violations including:
- Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and drugs.
- Refusing to submit to a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test.
- Violating Kansas insurance laws.
- Speeding and reckless driving.
- Hit and runs.
- Failing to appear in court.
- Driving with a suspended/revoked license.
- Using your vehicle to commit a felony.
NOTE: If you were convicted of a crime for your offense, you may also face additional court penalties.
Check Your Driver's License Status
To check the status of your driver's license, you can order a copy of your Kansas DOR driving record. It contains information about your:
- Traffic violations and convictions.
- Driving record points.
- Traffic accidents.
- Suspension, revocation, or cancellation.
NOTE: You can check your driver's license status on the Kansas DOR website.
Reinstate Your Suspended License
Your reinstatement requirements will vary depending on the reason for your driver's license suspension.
To reinstate your suspended license, you may need to:
- Visit your local Kansas DMV office.
- Submit any required suspension documents.
- File an SR22 or proof of insurance.
- Retake the driving skills and knowledge tests, if necessary.
- Pay a reinstatement fee. (See “Fees to Reinstate Your Suspended License" below.)
For more information about your specific reinstatement requirements, please contact the Kansas Department of Revenue.
- Phone: (785) 296-3671.
- Phone (TTY/hearing impaired): (785) 296-3613.
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Insurance Law Violations
If your KS driver's license was suspended for violating insurance laws, you can pay your reinstatement fees online. You'll need to enter your:
- Full name.
- Social Security number (SSN).
- Driver's license number.
- Date of birth.
- Contact information.
See “Fees to Reinstate Your Suspended License" below for more fee information.
Obtain a Restricted Kansas License
Depending on the circumstances of your suspension, you may be eligible for a restricted driver's license, which allows you to drive:
- To and from authorized locations under specific circumstances.
- In a vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock device.
NOTE: Restricted license application fees are non-refundable.
If your suspended license was caused by an alcohol-related offense, including refusing or failing a BAC test, you can request a restricted license by:
- Completing an Application to Modify Suspension to Restricted Ignition Interlock Driving Privileges (Form DC-1015).
- Writing a check or money order to “Division of Vehicles" for $100.
- Mailing your application and fee to the KS DMV address on the form.
You can find more information about alcohol-related suspension on our DUI & DWI in Kansas page.
Failure to Comply Suspensions
If you received a suspension for failing to comply, you can request restricted driving privileges by:
- Completing an Application to Modify Failure to Comply Suspension to Restricted Driving Privileges (Form DC-1020).
- Writing a check or money order to “Division of Vehicles" for $25.
- Sending your application and fee to the KS DOR address on the form.
Fees to Reinstate Your Suspended License
Your reinstatement fees will vary depending on the circumstances of your offense. Below are general Kansas Department of Revenue fees that may apply to your situation.
- License re-issuance fee: $16.
- Class C license fee: $29.
- Re-testing fee: $3.
- Reinstatements for failing or refusing a BAC test: $200 to $1,500 (depending on the number of offenses you've had).
Please contact the Kansas DMV for fees directly related to your suspension.
Restricted Driver's License:
- Alcohol-related suspensions: $100.
- Failure to comply suspensions: $25.
Acceptable Forms of Payment
The Kansas DOR accepts the following forms of payment:
- By mail: Check or money order payable to “Division of Vehicles."
- Online: VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover credit card or e-check.
- In person: Contact your local Kansas DMV office for acceptable forms of payment.
NOTE: Suspended license reinstatement transactions completed online may include a convenience fee.