How do I get a work permit?
Most states offer a hardship license for drivers with suspended drivers licenses. Sometimes this license is a straight work permit, meaning you’re only allowed to use it to drive to and from work, and sometimes the license is more lenient and allows you to drive to church or during certain times of the day. Your court order or drivers license agency should clearly state when and to where you’re allowed to drive.
If you have a revoked drivers license, getting a permit that allows you to do anything more than drive to and from work – and in some cases, getting a permit at all – might be trickier. So, when you contact the appropriate agency about applying for a hardship license, make sure you’re clear about whether your license is suspended or revoked.
|Alaska||Limited Hardship Licenses available. Visit the DMV Web site for forms.|
|Arizona||Restricted Driving Permits available. Call or visit your local Driver License office.|
|Arkansas||Hardship Licenses available. Call the suspension line at (501) 682-1631.|
|California||Restricted Licenses available. Contact the DMV at (800) 777-0133.|
|Colorado||Probationary/Red License available. Decision falls on your hearing officer.|
|Connecticut||Special Permit available. Contact the DMV at (860) 263-5720, choose the Special Permit option, and follow the instructions.|
|Delaware||Occupational Licenses available. Call or visit your local DMV office.|
|Florida||Restricted Licenses available. Contact your local Administrative Reviews office.|
|Georgia||Limited Driving Permits available. Contact the DDS at (678) 413-8500.|
|Hawaii||Conditional Licenses available. Will be determined during your administrative hearing.|
|Idaho||Restricted Permits available. Contact the Idaho Transportation Department at (208) 334-8000.|
|Illinois||Restricted Licenses available. Contact the informal hearing officer at your local SOS office.|
|Indiana||Hardship Licenses available. If eligible, the court will send a Form SR17 to the BMV.|
|Iowa||Temporary Restricted Licenses available upon meeting requirements, passing a written exam, and paying a fee. Contact your local MVD office.|
|Kentucky||Hardship Licenses available. Apply at your local Circuit Clerk’s office.|
|Louisiana||Hardship Licenses available. Visit your local Motor Vehicle Reinstatement Office or call the DMV LINE at (877) 368-5463.|
|Maine||Work-Restricted Licenses available. Contact the BMV hearing section at (207) 624-9000, ext. 52113.|
|Maryland||Restricted Licenses available. Apply with the Glen Burnie locations for the Driver Wellness and Safety Division or Administrative Adjudication Division.|
|Massachusetts||Hardship Licenses available. Participate in a walk-in suspension hearing before 4 p.m. at certain RMV branch sites.|
|Michigan||Restricted Licenses available. Will be determined in court.|
|Minnesota||Restricted Licenses available. Contact the driver license line at (651) 296-6911.|
|Mississippi||Hardship Licenses available. Contact your local DPS office for application details.|
|Missouri||Restricted Driving Permits available after serving 30 days of your suspension. Your motor vehicle office will issue the permit after you file your SR-22.|
|Montana||Restricted Probationary Licenses available. Call the MVD’s Department of Justice at (406) 444-3933.|
|Nebraska||Various kinds of restricted permits available. Call the DMV’s Financial Responsibility Division at (402) 471-3985.|
|Nevada||Restricted Licenses available. Contact your local DMV office.|
|New Hampshire||Not available.|
|New Jersey||Not available.|
|New Mexico||Limited Licenses available. Contact your local MVD office.|
|New York||Restricted Licenses available. Contact your local DMV office.|
|North Carolina||Restricted Licenses available. Contact your local DMV office.|
|North Dakota||Restricted Licenses available. Call the Drivers License and Traffic Safety Division at (701) 328-2600.|
|Ohio||Limited Driving Privileges available. How to apply depends on your offense. Begin with your local BMV office.|
|Oklahoma||Hardship Licenses available. Call (405) 425-2098 for details.|
|Oregon||Hardship/Probationary Licenses available. Call the DMV at (503) 945-5400.|
|Pennsylvania||Restricted/Probationary Licenses available. Visit the PennDOT Web site for an application form or call (800) 932-4600 to determine eligibility.|
|Rhode Island||Not available.|
|South Carolina||Provisional Licenses available. Call (803) 896-5000 to determine eligibility.|
|South Dakota||Restricted Licenses available. Call (800) 952-3696 to determine eligibility and obtain an application from the DPS Web site.|
|Tennessee||Restricted Licenses available. Contact your local DOS office or obtain an application from the DOS Web site.|
|Texas||Occupational Licenses available. Contact your local DPS for the detailed instructions.|
|Utah||Limited Licenses available. Your hearing judge or officer will determine if you can get one.|
|Virginia||Restricted Licenses available. Contact your local DMV office for details (if it wasn’t determined in court).|
|Washington||Occupational/Restricted Licenses available. Obtain an application from the DOL Web site or visit your local driver licensing office.|
|West Virginia||No formal hardship license available. Contact your local DMV office to find out about special permissions.|
|Wisconsin||Occupational Licenses available. Check eligibility and obtain a form from the DOT Web site or call (608) 266-2261.|
|Wyoming||Probationary Licenses available. Contact your local driver licensing office.|
|Washington DC||Occupational Licenses available. Make your request at the Penn Branch Service Center.|
Posted by BISHOP MCMILLER on February 21st, 2010
thankx for taking the time the information was very helpful thankx alot
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