An SR-22 form is an insurance proof certificate that shows the DMV and the state of California that a
driver has at least the minimum liability of $15,000 per person/$30,000
per accident for bodily injury and $5000 for property damage. It is used for high-risk drivers usually
because of a DUI (driving under the influence) conviction in order to reinstate a revoked or suspended driver's license.
We can issue an SR-22 filing regardless if you own a car. It is called a NonOwners Liability Policy or
Named Operator Policy otherwise we issue the SR-22 filing under your auto insurance liability
policy when purchased with us.
Our agency represents many insurance companies that specialize in issuing the SR22 filing electronically
to the DMV when the liability insurance policy has been purchased. We can provide original SR-22 filings
if our clients want to get their license back the same day. When you buy liability insurance and
we issue the SR-22 upon purchase it may take the DMV 7-10 days for processing. Therefore if you do
not take the original SR-22 filing to the DMV we recommend that you call 1-800-777-0133 to make sure the
DMV has processed the filng. The filing should show on your driving record before going to your
local DMV to get your license reinstated.
In the State of California there are three different types of SR-22 forms:
1. (S) A motor vehicle liability policy as defined in California Vehicle Code Section 16450.
2. (U) Owner's policy covering all motor vehicles registered to the insured. (Section 16451)
3. (T) Operator's policy covering the use by the insured of any motor vehicle not registered to the insured.
Our agency will also issue an SR-1P filing which is used after an accident without insurance, for negligent operators,
or for an application by a minor requiring proof.
We highly recommend you keep a copy of the filing for your personal records and know your
filing term on your driving record.
During the filing period if you lapse or get your policy cancelled, your insurance company will notify the DMV.
You need to get new insurance right away to avoid any suspension of your driver's license.
The filing term for a DUI is 3 years and 4 years for an uninsured accident.