Suspensions & Hearings

You must first visit a Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) Service Center and speak with an RMV Hearings Officer. The RMV Hearings Officer will explain the criteria for a conditional hardship license or for full reinstatement. DO NOT have an IID installed in your vehicle before you have received approval for the IID from an RMV Hearings Officer. Please refer to the Hearing Sites and Schedules to find an RMV Service Center that holds hearings.

Once you have been approved for a conditional hardship license or for full reinstatement, the RMV Hearings Officer will provide you with a list of approved IID vendors/service providers. You will also be given paperwork and legal documents (affidavits) that must be completed, signed, notarized and returned to the RMV Hearings Officer. By signing these affidavits, you certify that you understand, as well as each licensed driver in your household, that you are not allowed to drive any vehicle without an IID and that you cannot try to bypass the IID in any way. The penalties for these actions are included in the affidavits.

Steps for Installation:

  • Step 1 - Choose a certified IID Vendor and schedule an installation appointment.
  • Step 2 - Complete the Ignition Interlock Operator's Affidavit that certifies that you understand that you are not allowed to drive any vehicle without an IID. The Ignition Interlock Operator's Affidavit must be notarized.
  • Step 3 - Complete an Ignition Interlock Affidavit - Additional Licensed Resident for each licensed member of your household.
  • Interlock Affidavit
    • Additional Licensed Resident must be notarized.
    • Meet with a Hearings Officer with the completed affidavits and proof of installation.
    • Pay the applicable reinstatement fee and pass a learner's permit exam, if applicable.
    • Pass an Ignition Interlock Road Test

Once the steps are completed, you must call an approved IID vendor/service provider to schedule an appointment for IID installation. DO NOT plan to drive yourself to the appointment – there are NO EXCEPTIONS to your requirement to drive a vehicle with an IID. When you go to your appointment, you must bring proof of your identity. The service provider will install the IID in your vehicle and give you detailed instructions on how to use and maintain the device.

Once the IID is installed in the vehicle

You must return to a RMV Hearings Officer with the completed affidavits and proof of IID installation. A "HZ" or "Z" restriction will be added to your driver's license. The "HZ" or "Z" license restriction means that you are only allowed to operate a motor vehicle equipped with an IID.

if you have been serving a license suspension for greater than two years without conditional hardship license relief or full reinstatement of operating privileges, you are required to pass a learner’s permit exam. You are also required to take a road test in a vehicle equipped with an IID.

To schedule a roadtest, contact the RMV at 857-368-8000. A "Special" IID roadtest is required when the IID vehicle is not equipped with an emergency brake in the center console area of the front seat, or if the vehicle does not provide a seat for the sponsor. A Special IID roadtest is taken with a roadtest supervisor and can be scheduled by contacting the RMV. When calling to schedule the Special IID roadtest, please be certain to select "zero" from the telephone options menu to speak with a booking operator.

Transfer or Install an Ignition Interlock Device in an Additional Vehicle

The IID must be used in every vehicle that you own, lease or operate (including your employer’s vehicle); no exceptions are made. If you do not have the IID installed in your vehicle(s), you will not be eligible for a conditional hardship license and you will not be allowed to have your license reinstated.

If you transfer your vehicle's registration to a newly acquired vehicle, or obtain a new registration for an additional vehicle, you must follow the steps for IID installation. You must first seek approval from the RMV's Ignition Interlock Department to remove, transfer or add an IID to a vehicle. Please contact the Ignition Interlock Department by phone at 857-368-7180.