Suspensions & Hearings

Eligibility for removal of the device is based upon completing the two (2) year IID program requirements and having no program lockouts or violations for a period of six (6) months prior to the request for removal of the IID. If you are required to have the IID installed during the conditional hardship license period, the full term of hardship must be served plus an additional two (2) years following full license reinstatement. The length of the IID requirement is never based on the length of time the IID has been installed, but rather on meeting the appropriate periods of license suspension or revocation as prescribed by law.

If you have completed all periods of license suspension or revocation and met all IID program requirements, and you wish to have the IID removed from your vehicle, you must complete the following steps:

  • Step 1 - Bring your vehicle into the IID service provider for a final service visit. At this final service visit, the "final download" of data from the IID will be transmitted to the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) Ignition Interlock Department. This final download of data is valid for 24 Hours.
  • Step 2 - Within 24 Hours of the final download of data, you must return to an RMV Hearings Officer for an IID Removal Hearing. At this hearing, the RMV will review the data to determine if any lockouts or violations have occurred in the past six (6) months. Please refer to the Hearing Sites and Schedules to find an RMV Service Center that holds hearings.
  • Step 3 - If you do not have any lockouts or violations, the RMV’s Ignition Interlock Department will approve the IID removal. The RMV will provide the operator with a letter indicating that removal of the IID has been authorized. You must bring this letter with you to your IID vendor/service provider to have the IID removed.
  • Step 4 - If you have any lockouts or violations, your IID removal request will be denied. You will be required to participate in the IID program for an additional six (6) months following the date of your last lockout.

Un-Authorized IID Removal

If you remove the IID before program completion, this early un-authorized removal will trigger an immediate license suspension. With this early un-authorized removal, you are no longer active in the IID program and receive no credit towards program completion. For more information regarding un-authorized removals, please contact the RMV’s Ignition Interlock Department at 857-368-7180.

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