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How long do you have to carry SR22 insurance in Washington State?


In the State of Washington the usual time that a driver is required to maintain an SR-22 is 3 years. The reason that you are required to acquire the SR-22 may change the amount of time you are required to carry it though.

You can be mandated by this state to get a SR22 for a variety of reasons from a driver's license suspension reinstatement due to a DUI, accident without insurance or a second or subsequent offense of leaving a child unattended in a running vehicle, to name a few.

Typically in WA when you are eligible to reinstate your driver license, you must file future proof of financial responsibility, also known as an SR-22, for 3 years from the date you are eligible to reinstate your driver license for that incident.

If you are required by Washington State to file a SR-22 then contact the DMV to find out how long your specific situation requires you to carry this certificate of insurance as part of your policy.

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Your can contact the Washington State Department of Licensing for more information. The phone line for SR22/26 insurance certificate information from the WA DOL is 360-570-7040. 



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  1. Anonymous

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