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Ignition Interlock Limited License

Act 33 of 2016 established an Ignition Interlock Limited License. An Ignition Interlock Limited License is a driver's license issued to an individual whose operating privilege is suspended or revoked for one or more violations of driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance or refusal to submit to chemical testing. An Ignition Interlock Limited License permits an individual, if certain requirements are met, to operate a motor vehicle(s) equipped with an Ignition Interlock system during the term, or part of the term, of their suspension or revocation. To learn more detailed information regarding an Ignition Interlock Limited License, read the Ignition Interlock Limited License Fact Sheet (PDF).

A person (customer, attorney, legislative office, etc.) seeking to determine/confirm whether an individual can legally drive in another state with a Pennsylvania Ignition Interlock Limited License would need to contact the driver license agency and/or law enforcement in that state. Laws vary from state to state.


Declaration of Compliance

Starting on August 25, 2017, all individuals who had an ignition interlock system installed, and whose one-year ignition interlock period ends on or after August 25, 2017, will be required to have the ignition interlock vendor send the department a declaration of compliance to be eligible to obtain an unrestricted driver’s license or learner’s permit without the ignition interlock restriction.


The Declaration of Compliance is a PennDOT-controlled form that Ignition Interlock vendors will utilize to certify that an individual has not had any incidents, as defined by law (see 75 Pa.C.S. Sections 3805(c)(2) (relating to issuance of unrestricted license) and 3805(h.2)(relating to declaration of compliance)), occur in the two consecutive months prior to the date entered on the certificate. For Individuals who received an IILL as a result of a suspension for ARD, the compliance form must indicate that no incidents have ocurred in the prior 30 days to the date entered on the certificate. Before PennDOT can issue an unrestricted driver’s license, a Declaration of Compliance must be received from the Ignition Interlock vendor.