Driving While License is Invalid (DWLI)

September 16, 2020


If you drive a motor vehicle while your driver license is suspended, revoked, denied, or cancelled you are driving while your license is invalid (DWLI). During this time, if you are stopped by law enforcement, cited and convicted for a traffic violation or for the offense of DWLI, your driver license will be suspended for an additional period of time.

Driver License Reinstatement Requirements

Prior to the renewal or issuance of your driver license, you must complete each of the following:

  1. Serve the required suspension period;
  2. Obtain a Financial Responsibility Insurance Certificate (SR-22) from an authorized insurance company (an SR-22 must be maintained for two years from the date of conviction);
  3. Pay the required $100 Reinstatement fee prior to the renewal or issuance of your driver license, in addition to paying any other outstanding fees owed.

For information on submitting compliance and fees to the Department, visit the Reinstating your Driver License or Driving Privilege webpage.

Occupational License

You may be eligible to apply for an occupational license while your driver license is suspended or revoked. To learn more about occupational licenses or to determine if you may be eligible to apply, please visit the Occupational License webpage.

Driver Eligibility Status

To check the status of your driver license or to determine if you are eligible for reinstatement, visit the License Eligibility webpage. This page will provide you with information on what you will need to reinstate your driver license or driving privilege, including any fees you may owe. Once all compliance items have been processed and your mandatory suspension period has ended, your driver eligibility status will be updated to reflect "eligible".

For more information on Driving While License Invalid Suspensions, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions webpage or download the Driver License Enforcement Actions chart for a complete list of driver license suspensions and revocations.