Need an SR-22 and unsure what to do?
We're here to help. North Shore will handle SR-22 filings on our customers behalf, so if the court has ordered you to carry an SR-22, we can file it for you.
Just a quick call to (360) 639-8210 and we'll get you started.
What Is It?
Simply stated, an SR-22 is a document that shows proof of insurance and is provided directly to the State from an insurance carrier. An SR-22 is required for several major driving offenses.
SR-22s also are associated with the following:
- DUI or DWI or any serious moving violation
- At-fault accidents while driving without insurance
- Repeat traffic offenses or getting too many tickets in a short time period
- License suspension or revoked license
How Long Do I Need an SR-22?
Expect a long relationship with your SR-22 — most likely three years — similar to a probationary period after a criminal offense. You must carry continuous insurance during the specified period of time before SR-22 status is removed. If your policy lapses or is canceled, your auto insurance company is required to notify the state immediately and your license will be suspended again.
Details and Specifics
We'll file the actual SR-22 form with your state's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to show proof of insurance for you. Once we file your SR-22, your license suspension will be lifted and you can drive again legally.
SR-22s are state specific — what's required in one state may not apply in another state.