Section 18: Interlock

November 19, 2020

1. Can I pay my interlock license fee online?

No. The interlock fee must be paid by mailing a check, cashier's check or money order (with the CCR code "0071" written on it) to:

Texas Department of Public Safety
        Attn: CCR
        PO Box 15999
        Austin, TX 78761-5999

Please allow up to 21 business days for processing.

2. Can I pay the ignition interlock fee with a suspension on my record?

Although you can pay for the ignition interlock license while your license is still suspended, the license will not be mailed to the address on record until the suspension is cleared.

3. Can I get an interlock license if my driver license is currently expired?

You can mail your interlock license fee to the Enforcement and Compliance Department. However, if your license is expired, the department will respond by sending a letter to the address on file, advising you to visit your local driver license office to renew.

4. Where do I get the interlock license and how much does it cost?

To obtain an interlock license, mail a $10 check or money order (with "CCR Code 0071" written on it) to:

Texas Department of Public Safety
Attn: CCR
PO Box 15999
Austin, TX 78761-5999

Once processed, the Enforcement and Compliance Department will mail the license to the address on file. Please allow up to 21 business days for processing.

5. Do I need to pay my reinstatement fee before I can get my interlock license?

Yes, all reinstatement fees must be paid before the issuance of an interlock license.

6. If multiple courts require me to have an ignition interlock device on my vehicle, will I need a removal order from each court in order to have the restriction removed?

Yes.

Compliance must be submitted in one of the following ways:

  • Fax: (512) 424-2848
  • Email: Driver Improvement
  • Mail: Texas Department of Public Safety
            ATTN: ECS
            PO Box 4087
            Austin, TX 78773

Please allow up to 21 business days for processing.

7. How do I transfer my out-of-state interlock license to Texas?

Mail a copy of the court order that requires your license to have an interlock restriction with a $10 check or money order (with "CCR Code 0071" written on it) to:

Texas Department of Public Safety
        Attn: CCR
        PO Box 15999
        Austin, TX 78761-5999

Once processed, the Enforcement and Compliance Department will mail the license to the address on file. Please allow up to 21 business days for processing.

8. I no longer live in Texas. How do I get the cancelled interlock suspension removed from my record?

To remove the suspension, you must submit an interlock removal form, provided by the court who originally ordered the interlock device, to the Department. You may submit this form via fax, email, or by mail to one the following:

  • Fax: (512) 424-2848
  • Email: Driver Improvement
  • Mail: Texas Department of Public Safety
            Attn: ECS
            PO Box 4087
            Austin, TX 78761-5999

Please allow up to 21 business days for processing.

9. Can a Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) be issued with an interlock restriction?

No, a CLP cannot be issued with an interlock restriction. The restriction will be placed on the driver license.

10. Can interlock removal documents be processed at a driver license office?

No, interlock removal documents cannot be processed at a driver license office. All documents must be submitted in one of the following ways:

  • Email: Driver Improvement
  • Fax: (512) 424-2848
  • Mail: Texas Department of Public Safety
            Attn: ECS
            PO Box 4087
            Austin, TX 78761-5999

Please allow up to 21 business days for processing.

11. What do I need to do to get my license back once I get the interlock restriction removed?

Once the interlock restriction has been removed, you can visit any driver license office in Texas and apply for a duplicate license.

12. How can I get a temporary permit for an interlock license?

To request a temporary permit for an interlock license, please email Driver Improvement.

13. I still cannot find the answer to my question, what do I do?

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