License Recovery

The North Dakota Department of Transportation offers a restricted driving license (work permit) to first time offenders who need to drive to work while their regular licenses are suspended or revoked. This is available to those willing to participate in the state’s 24/7 Sobriety Program which requires that you get daily alcohol breath tests to confirm your sobriety.

Steps to Obtaining a Restricted Driver’s License During Your Suspension:

  • Serve any jail time and the first 30 days of your suspension time.
  • Obtain proof that you have obtained an alcohol evaluation. If your evaluator states that you require treatment, you will need to provide proof that you have completed a treatment program.
  • If your license is revoked, you will need to complete a new license application, retake and pass your written driver’s test and behind the wheel road test.
  • Obtain SR-22 proof of insurance.
  • Fill out form SFN 2254. Mail it to the address provided on the form.
  • Download the 24/7 Verification form (SFN60363).
  • Take this to the testing location where you will be performing your twice daily alcohol breath tests. The testing official will confirm your participation and send the form to the Driver’s License Division.
  • Pay all fees and fines.
  • You will receive notification of your permit by mail.
  • If required, you may also need to have an ignition interlock device installed. Call an authorized ignition interlock provider and make an appointment to have an ignition interlock installed. They will verify your eligibility for an interlock. Once your interlock is installed, the installer will give you a certificate confirming the installation.
  • Once you have your license, you will be required to bring in your vehicle to the interlock provider each month for the length of time you are required to have it.

For more information contact the North Dakota Department of Transportation.

800-499-0994