With an occupation license, you may drive:
An occupational license is a restricted driver's license that may be available to you if your privilege to operate a motor vehicle is suspended or revoked. An occupational license enables you to maintain your employment and household. Unlike a regular license, an occupational license limits when, where and what type of vehicle you may drive.
|Charge||Occupational License Waiting Period|
|OWI 1st||No Waiting Period|
|OWI 2nd or More|
45 Day Waiting Period
(12 Month if two or more offenses within five years)
|Causing Injury While Intoxicated||60 Day Waiting Period|
Implied Consent Refusal 1st
|30 Day Waiting Period|
|Implied Consent Refusal 2nd||90 Day Waiting Period|
|Implied Consent Refusal 3rd or More||120 Day Waiting Period|
|OWI Homicide or Great Bodily Harm||120 Day Waiting Period|
You may not use an occupational license for recreational purposes or to operate a commercial motor vehicle. Your total driving time is limited to 12 hours each day and no more than 60 hours for the entire week. If you operate outside those specific hours or for a purpose not permitted on the license, you may be arrested for operating after suspension or revocation. If you need to travel through another state, you need to check to see if they allow operation with a Wisconsin occupational license. All states may not honor a Wisconsin occupational license.
What is an SR-22?
The SR-22 ("SR" standing for "safety responsibility") is required in Wisconsin to obtain an occupational license after an OWI suspension. It is a document verifying that you have automobile insurance. The SR-22 is prepared by your insurance company and then filed with the DMV.
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