DUI DWI Driver's License DL Reinstatement

Before becoming relicensed to drive after the period of license withdrawal stemming from an implied consent violation or DWI conviction, a person must pass the license examination and re- apply for a driver’s license and pay the following fees:

  • $250 – driver’s license (DL) reinstatement fee (basic fee)
  • $430 – surcharge on the DL reinstatement fee
  • $24 – DL application fee

The $250 driver’s license reinstatement fee and $430 surcharge apply to alcohol-related and CVO-related license withdrawals only; the standard reinstatement fee of $30 applies following loss of license for other reasons.

Effective July 1, 2009, certain persons who are eligible for a public defender may pay the reinstatement fee and surcharge in two installments. A handling fee may be imposed for utilizing the installment plan. The driver’s license expires in two years unless the second installment is paid. Full payment of the fee and surcharge is required before a person can renew a license on the standard schedule or reinstate a cancelled, revoked, or suspended license.


CREDIT: The content of this post has been copied or adopted from An Overview of Minnesota’s DWI Laws, originally published by the Minnesota House of Representatives Research Department and written by legislative analysts Jim Cleary and Rebecca Pirius.

This is also part of a series of posts on Minnesota’s DWI Laws.

4 Comments

  1. I lost my dl just over a year ago and have to put interlock in my car and want to know of all the proper steps to get it back asap . I have wiskey plates on car already and have app to get interlock in next week and want help with how to make this easy with the state to be driving next week . If u could help please email me …. Thank you for ur time !

  2. I was convicted of a DWI in 2006, I am no longer on probation, I paid all fines, I did the jail time, took the MADD classes. My question is with all that being done & it is now 2013 What Would my Reinstatement fees be? Also No Other Traffic or related tickets either

  3. I was convicted of a DWI in 2006, I am no longer on probation, I paid all fines, I did the jail time, took the MADD classes. My question is with all that being done & it is now 2013 What Would my Reinstatement fees be? Also No Other Traffic or related tickets either! THANK YOU VERY MUCH 4 YOUR TIME! Mary

  4. I received a owi 17years ago paid my fine had a wis drivers license at the time have carried a wis drivers license over the years since got a duo in 2013. Full filled all court rules need a sr22 which I can’t get because. Minn said I have to pay a reinstatement fee to them of 680.00 Ido not want a min drivers license I need my wis sr22 the owi I got in minn 17yrs ago

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