REINSTATE YOUR ARIZONA CDL
Your CDL reinstatement requirements will vary depending on the reason for your suspension or revocation. If your CDL has been disqualified for 1 year or more, it is considered expired (invalid), and you will need to pass all written and driving tests and pay the necessary application, licensing, and reinstatement fees.
Failure to Pay a Ticket or Appear in Court:
To reinstate your suspended CDL for failing to pay a ticket or appear in court, you will need to:
- Satisfy any court requirements/fines and submit clearance documents.
- Obtain a court clearance receipt or a Court Abstract form from the court listed on your suspension notice.
- Take the receipt/abstract and fees to your local AZ MVD office. (See “Fees to Reinstate Your AZ CDL” below.)
For all other CDL suspensions, you will need to pay the reinstatement fee and driver’s license application fee (see “Fees to Reinstate Your AZ CDL” below). You can do this online or in person at your local AZ MVD office.
NOTE: If your photo is not on file with the AZ MVD, you will need to pay these fees in person. You will also need an SR22 from your insurance company to prove your financial responsibility, if your suspension was due to a DUI court-conviction, refusal or failure to complete a drug or alcohol test, or violating car insurance laws. You must maintain this proof of financial responsibility for 3 years from your license reinstatement date.
To reinstate a revoked Arizona CDL, submit a Revocation Investigation Packet at the end of your revocation period to the AZ MVD, using the address specified on the form. If you receive a “Permission to Apply Notice” once the investigation is complete, you can apply for your CDL to be reinstated. You will need:
- Your “Permission to Apply Notice.”
- An SR22 from your insurance company, for alcohol/drug-related revocations.
- Payment for the reinstatement and driver’s license application fees (see “Fees to Reinstate Your AZ CDL” below).
- Proof you have installed an ignition interlock device in your vehicle (if required).
Take the above to your local AZ MVD office, or reinstate your CDL online by visiting the Service Arizona website.
Failure to Submit Medical Information:
If your CDL was suspended or revoked for failing to submit medical certification information, you can reinstate your license by submitting this information by fax to (602) 241-1624 or online using the Arizona MVD online contact form.