Suspensions & Hearings

The fees to reinstate a suspended/revoked learner's permit or driver's license/right to operate are established by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 90 Section 33. The following listings include the reinstatement fees for the more common suspensions.

Alcohol or Drug Suspensions

  • Breathalyzer Failure - $500
  • Chemical Test Refusal - $500
  • Operating Under the Influence (First Offense) - $500
  • Operating Under the Influence (Second Offense) - $700
  • Operating Under the Influence (Third or Fourth Offense) - $1,200
  • First Offense 9024D Alcohol Education Program Assignment - $500
  • Drug Convictions - $500
  • Underage Breathalyzer Failure - $500
  • Underage Chemical Test Refusal - $500
  • Underage Operating Under the Influence (First Offense) - $500
  • Underage Operating Under the Influence (Second Offense) - $700
  • Underage Operating Under the Influence (Third or Fourth Offense) - $1,200
  • Underage Alcohol Violations - $100
  • First Offense 9024D Alcohol Education Program Assignment (Underage) - $500
  • Youth Alcohol Program Suspensions - $100

Junior Operator's License Holders

  • Violating Passenger or Night Restriction (First Offense) - $100
  • Violating Passenger or Night Restriction (Second Offense) - $100
  • Violating Passenger or Night Restriction (Subsequent Offense) - $100
  • Speeding (First Offense) - $500
  • Speeding (Second Offense) - $500
  • Speeding (Subsequent Offense) - $500
  • Drag Racing (First Offense) - $500
  • Drag Racing (Second Offense) - $1,000
  • Drag Racing (Subsequent Offense) - $1,000
  • Driving Negligently or Recklessly/Operating to Endanger (First Offense) - $500
  • Driving Negligently or Recklessly/Operating to Endanger (Second Offense) - $500
  • Driving Negligently or Recklessly/Operating to Endanger (If Subsequent Offense falls within a three-year period) - $500
  • Using a Mobile Electronic Device (text or phone) (First Offense) - $100
  • Using a Mobile Electronic Device (text or phone) (Second Offense) - $100
  • Using a Mobile Electronic Device (text or phone) (Subsequent Offense) - $100
  • Negligent Operation and Injury from Mobile Phone Use (First Offense) - $500
  • Negligent Operation and Injury from Mobile Phone Use (Second Offense) - $500
  • Negligent Operation and Injury from Mobile Phone Use (Subsequent Offense) - $500

Junior Operator's Permit Holders

  • Driving Without a Licensed Driver (First Offense) - $100
  • Driving Without a Licensed Driver (Second Offense) - $100
  • Driving Without a Licensed Driver (Subsequent Offense) - $100
  • Driving During the Night Restriction (First Offense) - $100
  • Driving During the Night Restriction (Second Offense) - $100
  • Driving During the Night Restriction (Subsequent Offense) - $100
  • Speeding (First Offense) - $500
  • Speeding (Second Offense) - $500
  • Speeding (Subsequent Offense) - $500
  • Drag Racing (First Offense) - $500
  • Drag Racing (Second Offense) - $1,000
  • Drag Racing (Subsequent Offense) - $1,000
  • Using a Mobile Electronic Device (text or phone) (First Offense) - $100
  • Using a Mobile Electronic Device (text or phone) (Second Offense) - $100
  • Using a Mobile Electronic Device (text or phone) (Subsequent Offense) - $100
  • Negligent Operation and Injury from Mobile Phone Use (First Offense) - $500
  • Negligent Operation and Injury from Mobile Phone Use (Second Offense) - $500
  • Negligent Operation and Injury from Mobile Phone Use (Subsequent Offense) - $500

Criminal Violation Suspensions

  • Operating After a Suspension - $500
  • Operating after a Suspension for Operating Under the Influence - $500
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident: Personal Injury/Death - $500
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident: Property Damage - $500
  • Operating to Endanger (Negligent/Reckless Operation) - $500
  • Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle - $500
  • Employing an Individual with a Suspended License as a Motor Vehicle Operator - $100
  • Tagging & Vandalism - $500
  • Theft or Concealment of a Motor Vehicle - $500
  • Malicious Damage to a Motor Vehicle - $500
  • Allowing an Unlicensed Operator to Operate a Motor Vehicle - $100
  • Handicap Plate/Placard Violations - $100
  • Allowing an Ignition Interlock Device Restricted Driver to Operate a Motor Vehicle - $100
  • Drag Racing - $500
  • Operating a Motor Vehicle on a Bet or Wager - $500
  • Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Authority - $500
  • Conviction of False License, False License Application, or Stealing or Forging Registry documents - $500

Suspensions Triggered by an Accumulation of Offenses

  • Three Speeding Tickets - $100
  • Three Surchargeable Events - $100
  • Five Surchargeable Events - $100
  • Seven Surchargeable Events - $100
  • Habitual Traffic Offender - $500
  • No Transparent Window - $100

Out-of-State Suspensions

  • Out-of-State Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug Suspensions (First Offense) - $500
  • Out-of-State Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug Suspensions (Second Offense) - $700
  • Out-of-State Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug Suspensions (Third or Fourth Offense) - $1,200
  • Out-of-State Fatal Motor Vehicle Suspensions - $500
  • Other Out-of-State Criminal Convictions - $500

Fraudulent Activity Suspensions

  • Fraudulent Activity - $500

Public Safety Suspensions

  • Immediate Threat - $500
  • Immediate Medical Threat - none
  • Improper Operation Complaints - $100
  • Medical Complaints - none
  • Regulatory Complaints - $100
  • Fraudulent License Complaints - $500

Fatal Motor Vehicle (and Boating) Suspensions

  • Fatal Motor Vehicle (and Boating) - $500

Outstanding Obligation Suspensions

  • Bad Payments to the Registry - $100
  • Child Support Non-Payment - $100
  • Civil Citation Non-Payment - $100
  • Court Defaults - $100
  • Court-Ordered Suspensions - $100
  • Failure to Register as a Sex Offender - $100
  • Insurance Cancellation on registration - $100
  • State Tax Non-Payment - $100
  • Warrants - $100

Property Damage Claims

  • Property Damage Claims - $100

Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Disqualifications

  • Reinstatement fee is applied to the passenger privilege when reinstated




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