Vermont Ignition Interlock Information

In the State of Vermont, courts may order the use of an ignition interlock device (IID) when an individual is convicted of driving under the influence (DUI). The IID must be obtained from a state-approved service provider and be serviced by the installer every 30 days.

If you were convicted of a first offense DUI in Vermont, your license will be suspended. You may obtain a restricted driver’s license with the installation of an ignition interlock device (IID) after 30 days. You will remain on a restricted driver’s license for six additional months after your 30 day suspension. Your driving record will be reviewed to determine eligibility and the DMV will send a packet of information regarding your eligibility. You must also provide proof of financial responsibility, enrollment in an alcohol and driving education program (CRASH program) and installation of an IID. You will need to pay $125 for a restricted driver’s license and contact the department prior to visiting their office to assure all requirements have been met.

If you were convicted of a second offense DUI in Vermont, your license will be suspended. You may obtain a restricted driver’s license with the installation of an ignition interlock device (IID) after 90 days. You will remain on a restricted driver’s license for 15 additional months after your 90 day suspension. Your driving record will be reviewed to determine eligibility and the DMV will send a packet of information regarding your eligibility. You must also provide proof of financial responsibility, enrollment in an alcohol and driving education program (CRASH program) and installation of an (IID). You will need to pay $125 for a restricted driver’s license, as well as $125 for each year for renewal, and contact the department prior to visiting their office to assure all requirements have been met.

If you were convicted of a third or subsequent offense DUI in Vermont, your license will be suspended. You may obtain a restricted driver’s license with the installation of an ignition interlock device (IID) after 12 months. You will remain on a restricted driver’s license for two to three additional years after your 12 month suspension. Your driving record will be reviewed to determine eligibility and the DMV will send a packet of information regarding your eligibility. You must also provide proof of financial responsibility, enrollment in an alcohol and driving education program (CRASH program) and installation of an (IID). You will need to pay $125 for a restricted driver’s license, as well as $125 for each year for renewal, and contact the department prior to visiting their office to assure all requirements have been met.

Offenders must install an IID on all vehicles used by the individual unless, when multiple vehicles are owned, the individual agrees to only use one vehicle with an IID installed. The offender pays any and all costs associated with the use of an IID, no matter how many are installed, and must follow all the rules associated with the use of an IID for all vehicles with the device installed.

For more information on ignition interlock questions in Vermont, see the FAQ here.

Each case may vary depending on the details of your offense or court order. If you have questions, do not hesitate to give us a call at (877) 275-3974.

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