An SR22 is a document that is filed with the California DMV to ensure that you maintain a proper car insurance policy. It is usually drawn up by the carrier or agent and is to be reported the same day you that start your coverage. If there is a cancellation for any reason such as failure to pay premiums, non-renewal or increased risk the insurer is to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles and your license will likely be suspended until you obtain another filing.

How To Know If You Need An SR22 In California

If you have a California drivers license and have had major violations such as a DUI chances are that you will need an SR22 filing for at least 3 years from the date of the incident. To be sure you can check with the CA DMV to see if you need one and for how long you will need it. If you think you do need one be sure to find out before you start driving to avoid being cited for further infractions such as driving on a suspended license. In most cases the license can be reinstated by simply filing one with the states Department of Motor Vehicles.

How Much Will A California SR22 Cost?

Auto insurance companies in California can charge different prices for a an SR22. Usually it ranges anywhere from $10 – $35 to submit a filing to the DMV. This price is in addition to the regular policy premium that will be charged by the carrier and is usually a one time fee per policy term. If the coverage is cancelled for any reason the Department of Motor Vehicles will be notified immediately and you will have to pay for a new one when you reinstate or start up again. You can get free quotes right here on our site to get a good idea of how much it will cost you. Or you can speak to one of our licensed agents to get an exact price by calling us at 1-888-557-6529.

How To Purchase And SR22

If you live in California and need an SR22 you can purchase one from any company that is authorized to transact business in the state. It is up to you to notify the agent that you need one, however they should be able to tell if you need one when they run your driving record. The easiest way to purchase a filing is to use our easy quote system and simply indicated that you require one under the driver information screen. By doing this we will include it in your total estimate so there will be no surprises later when it comes time to pay. Once you are finished with the questionnaire you will be able to view prices from multiple carriers, make a comparison and choose the most affordable plan. You can choose to move forward with online purchasing or you can request to be contacted by one of our agents by phone or by email.