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The NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law requires that a driver pay a suspension termination fee to end a definite driver license suspension. A definite suspension is a suspension of your driver license or driving privilege for a specified period of time. For example, a 31-day suspension of your driver license under the DMV driver violation point system is a definite suspension.
The suspension termination fee is $25 for each suspension. For a suspension that has an effective date on or after July 6, 2009, the termination fee is $50. The fee is $100 if the suspension was for a violation of the NYS alcohol Zero Tolerance Law. The suspension termination fee is in addition to any other fines or penalties the driver is required to pay.
You cannot pay fees or penalties for indefinite suspensions online. An indefinite suspension is a suspension that you can only terminate when you take an action. For example, suspensions for failure to answer a summons, pay a fine or file an accident report are indefinite suspensions.
To pay your suspension termination fees online, your web browser must permit cookies.
To pay suspension termination fees online, you must have these items or this information:
Yes, but if you are eligible to receive a duplicate driver license in the mail after the suspension is terminated, the DMV sends your driver license to the address listed on the DMV driver license record. If you do not receive the documents, you must apply for another duplicate document and pay a fee for the duplicate document.
If you change your address during a vehicle or driver license transaction, the change will not affect the address on your other DMV records. For example, if you changed your address when you renewed a vehicle registration, this did not change the address on your driver license record or on the registration records for other vehicles.
The DMV changes the address on both your driver license and your vehicle records only if you report the change on form MV-232 (Change of Address) or through the DMV Call Center. You must provide all of your vehicle plate numbers to change your address on all of the vehicle records.
Note: If you file a request with the US Postal Service (USPS) to forward mail there is no guarantee that the USPS will forward all DMV documents to the new address.
If the DMV does not have your current address on the DMV driver record, read the instructions to change your address on DMV documents.
Yes, but if you are eligible to receive a duplicate driver license in the mail after the suspension is terminated, the duplicate driver license the DMV sends you has your previous name. If you had a change of name, read the instructions to change your name on DMV documents and records.
You can pay up to 10 suspension termination fees during a business day.
You cannot make a partial payment of the total amount displayed on the transaction payment page. You must pay the total amount shown.
You can pay the suspension termination fee before or after the end date of the suspension, but the payment cannot cause your suspension to end early.
Your driver license or driving privilege remains suspended until you pay the suspension termination fee.
For example: Your suspension takes effect on July 1, and the suspension is for 31 days. You can pay the suspension termination fee on or after July 1, and your suspension ends on July 31, or two business days after your suspension termination fee payment is processed, whichever date is later.
Yes. You can save time if you pay your suspension termination fees online, but you must visit a local DMV office to restore your full driver license or your CDL.
This transaction is normally available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Most transactions are processed immediately. If your transaction cannot be processed immediately, you receive a message that the information you entered was received. Your transaction is then processed on the next business day, and the DMV then sends you an e-mail message that your transaction was processed.
There is no additional cost to do this transaction online. The fee you pay online is the same fee that you pay when you do this transaction by mail or at a DMV office.
The transaction page will show the amount of your payment before you complete the transaction.
You must use a credit card or an acceptable debit card to pay for this transaction online. The DMV accepts these credit cards:
You can use a debit card if the debit card was issued by MasterCard® or Visa® and the card does not require you to enter a personal identification number (PIN).
The DMV uses secure socket layering (SSL) to protect your information. The DMV encrypts your credit card information and your personal information so other Internet users cannot read the information. Read the DMV Privacy and Security Statement.
When you verify the information about your suspension termination fee payment, you will see the amount that the DMV will charge to your credit card. You will see the amount before you submit your payment. If you do not submit your payment, the DMV will not charge the fee to your credit card.
The amount of the payment is also displayed on the confirmation page, the confirmation e-mail message, and your credit card statement.
You need your confirmation number if you contact the DMV about your online transaction. After you select the button that displays the words, "Submit My Payment," you will see a confirmation page in your browser window. The confirmation page displays your confirmation number and other information about your transaction.
When the confirmation page appears in your browser window, write your confirmation number on a piece of paper. Do not try to print or to reload the confirmation page. Some browsers can erase your transaction information from the page if you try to print or to reload this page.
The confirmation page can take several seconds to appear. If the confirmation page does not appear immediately, do not select the button to submit your payment again. If you select the button more than one time, you can receive an error message. Wait for the confirmation page to appear.
Your confirmation number also appears in the e-mail confirmation message that you will receive after you submit your payment.
No. After you select the button that displays the words "Submit My Payment," your payment is submitted. You cannot cancel the transaction after you submit your payment.
When you pay suspension termination fees, the payment does not guarantee that your NYS driver license or driving privilege will be restored. A confirmation message or e-mail from the online suspension termination fee payment is not proof that your NYS driver license or driving privilege is valid. You can have other suspensions, revocations or stops on your driving record that prevent the restoration of your driver license or driving privilege.
A suspension cannot end until the suspension period is served. If you pay the suspension termination fee, the payment does not cause your suspension to end early.
It is illegal to drive a motor vehicle when your driver license or driving privilege is suspended, revoked, or not valid. It is your responsibility to verify that your driver license or driving privilege is valid before you drive a motor vehicle.
Procedures for a Driver Who Has a NYS Driver License:
The NYSDMV will automatically process and mail to you a duplicate driver license only if:
The DMV will normally process the duplicate driver license within three business days after the end date of your suspension.
The NYSDMV cannot automatically process and mail to you a duplicate driver license if:
Follow the instructions below to determine if the DMV will send you a duplicate driver license:
Procedures for a Driver Who Does Not Have a NYS Driver License:
The NYSDMV has a record of your suspension. The record shows if the suspension was terminated. The NYSDMV does not send you a document that shows that the suspension is terminated. To determine the status of your NYS driving privilege and get proof that the suspension is terminated:
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