If you have been convicted of DWI, you will be required to prove to the State that your vehicle(s) are insured. This means that you will need to purchase SR22 insurance. (If you do not own a vehicle, you will need to purchase a non-owner SR22 policy.)
When you buy SR22 insurance, your insurance company releases an SR22 form, which must be filed with the DPS, and which proves that you have liability insurance.
The DPS will keep this form on file (an SR22 requirement lasts for 3 years) and if anything goes wrong with your policy, e.g., it is canceled, the policy requires your insurance company to notify the DPS. This will result in your driver's license being suspended again and you having to go through the reinstatement process again. If you change vehicles or insurance providers during that 3 year period, you must have a new SR22 form filed before the old one is canceled.
Note that your SR22 insurance must be provided by a company that is licensed to do business in South Dakota.
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To get your driver's license reinstated after a DWI suspension, you need to do the following:
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Still have questions? Call the South Dakota DPS at 605-773-6883 or 800-952-3696. You can also email the DPS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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