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Reinstate Your Driving Privileges

When you lose your privilege to drive in Alaska, your license is revoked and your driving record will show that the state has taken action against your license.

When you take the steps needed to get your license back, you are reinstating your driver's license or privilege to drive.

The process for reinstated your license varies depending on the cause it was revoked.

Due to problems in another state

You may lose your privilege to drive in Alaska because your license or privilege to drive is suspended, revoked or canceled in another state.

Your electronic record must be clear in the other state before you are eligible to obtain a license in Alaska.

For information on how to contact another state, please visit the National Driver Register (NDR)

To get your license back following a cancellation of your driving privileges, you need to contact the Cancellation Desk at Anchorage Driver Services (907) 269-3770 when your out of state record is clear.

Driving while your license was revoked, suspended, denied or canceled (DWLR/S)

To get your license back following the loss of your driving privileges, you need to apply for a new license at your local DMV office and meet the following requirements:

After Medical Cancellation

To get your license back following the loss of your driving privileges, you need to apply for a new license at your local DMV office and meet the following requirements.

  • Pass the written and vision tests
    Please note: You may need a road test as well
  • Pay the reinstatement and license fees
  • Present proof of birth and identity. See license requirements for acceptable documents.
  • If you are under 18 and won't have a parent or guardian present, bring a notarized Parent Consent (Form 433)
  • A letter signed by your doctor stating that the medical reason for why your license was canceled is under control or you no longer have that medical problem. It will also need to say that you can safely drive.

After points suspension

To get your license back when you have lost your privilege to drive in Alaska for accumulation of points, you need to apply fora new license at your local DMV office and meet the following requirements.

  • Pass the written and vision tests
    Please note: You may need a road test as well
  • Pay the reinstatement and license fees
  • Submit written proof of SR-22 insurance
  • Present proof of birth and identity. See license requirements for acceptable documents.
  • If you are under 18 and won't have a parent or guardian present, bring a notarized Parent Consent (Form 433)
  • A letter signed by your doctor stating that the medical reason for why your license was canceled is under control or you no longer have that medical problem. It will also need to say that you can safely drive.

Please Note: In order to receive a reduction in points, please complete a defensive driving course.

For defaulting on a promissory note

Default means that you have not made the payments you agreed to make for damages you caused in a collision.

To get your license back following the loss of your driving privileges, you need to apply for a new license at your local DMV office and meet the following requirements.

  • Pass the written and vision tests
    Please note: You may need a road test as well
  • Pay the reinstatement and license fees
  • Present proof of birth and identity. See license requirements for acceptable documents.
  • If you are under 18 and won't have a parent or guardian present, bring a notarized Parent Consent (Form 433)
  • Present a general release

    A general release is proof that you have paid the promissory note. It has to be signed by the person or company you said you would pay and it must be notarized.

    Please note: If you don't know who you have to pay or cannot find them, you can call Juneau Driver Services, Financial Responsibility Desk at (907) 269-3770 and ask them for the information.

After an unsatisfied judgment

To get your license back following a suspension for unsatisfied court judgment, you need to apply for a new license at your local DMV office and meet the following requirements.

  • Pass the written and vision tests
    Please note: You may need a road test as well
  • Pay the reinstatement and license fees
  • Submit written proof of SR-22 insurance
  • Present proof of birth and identity. See license requirements for acceptable documents.
  • If you are under 18 and won't have a parent or guardian present, bring a notarized Parent Consent (Form 433)
  • Show proof that you have paid for the damages caused by the collision with one of the following:
  • Pay the complete amount you owe
    Present a notarized general release from the person you made the payment to
    Make payments over time
    Present a signed and notarized promissory note that shows you agree to make payments to all the people who need to be paid
    Paying the judgement in installments
    Present a court order showing that you applied to the court that rendered the judgement and requested the priviledge of paying the judgement in installments

    Please note: If you don't know who you have to pay or cannot find them, you can call Juneau Driver Services, Financial Responsibility Desk at (907) 269-3770 and ask them for the information.

Contacting us

Sometimes, you need to take care of other problems before you are able to get your license back. When there are other problems with your license, we can tell you what you need to do to get your license back.

If you have additional questions you can contact us or go to your local DMV office

(907) 269-3770
doa.dmv.ads@Alaska.gov

State of Alaska
Division of Motor Vehicles
ATTN: CANCELLATIONS
1300 West Benson Boulevard STE 100
Anchorage, AK 99503-3689