Suspensions & Hearings

When can I have my Ignition Interlock Device (IID) removed?

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.

My vehicle was totaled in an accident, how do I transfer the IID to a new vehicle?

While you are in the IID program, you must report any vehicle changes to the RMV’s Ignition Interlock Department. If you do not have another vehicle equipped with an IID, the RMV will suspend your right to operate until you have had a new IID installed. You can contact the RMV’s Ignition Interlock Department for more detailed instructions.

I am moving out-of-state, what are my IID requirements?

If you want to continue with the IID program, you must use an IID vendor/service provider that conducts business in Massachusetts and the state where you reside, and the IID must be set to the same standards as Massachusetts.

How do I transfer my IID to a different IID vendor/service provider?

You are allowed to transfer your IID to a different IID vendor/service provider. First, you must schedule a hearing with an RMV Hearings Officer and be granted approval on the IID transfer. All IID transfers must be completed on the same day. You can contact the RMV’s Ignition Interlock Department for more detailed instructions.

I committed an IID program violation, what should I do?

If the IID program violation is related to a mechanical issue, you should contact your IID vendor/service provider and the RMV’s Ignition Interlock Department within 30 days and note what occurred. You can address and provide supporting documentation pertaining to the IID program violation to the RMV's Ignition Interlock Department.

I received a violation notice in the mail, do I need to appear for a hearing?

Yes - Upon receipt of an IID program violation notice from the RMV, you must appear for a hearing with the RMV’s Ignition Interlock Department. Failure to do so will result in a default and the program violations will be considered valid. This failure to answer IID program violations may immediately result in license suspension or lifetime license loss.





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