Drivers Hardship License Law – General – Alaska
LIMITED LICENSE FOR WORK PURPOSES
If what you want is a “limited license” for work purposes and are not contesting the revocation, there is no need to request a hearing. You may apply for a limited license by completing the requirements on the application form and paying the non-refundable processing fee of $100.00. Limited license are only available for a first offense of DUI and second or more offenses of the Under 21 violation of driving after drinking. Limited licenses can only be issued for the last 60 days of a revocation. A limited license application can be obtained online or at most DMV offices. There is no limited license available for cancellations.
For further information, please contact Anchorage Driver Licensing at 269-3770 or [email protected].
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A HARDSHIP LICENSE?
Under AS 28.15.201, for good cause, the department may impose limitations upon the driver’s license of a person that will enable the person to earn a livelihood without excessive risk or danger to the public. A person can restore driving privileges for final 60 days of revocation period if ability to earn a livelihood would be severely impaired without a limited license; the person has no previous DUI’s, has not been convicted of failure to submit or misdemeanor DUI, and completed any treatment program ordered.
A court imposing the limitation will:
(1) require certification of employment;
(2) require proof of enrollment in and compliance with or completion of an alcoholism treatment program when appropriate;
(3) require the surrender of the driver’s license; and
(4) issue to the licensee a certificate valid for the duration of the limitation.
However, under AS 28.15.251, if a driver’s license is suspended or revoked upon the accumulation of the number of points that requires that action under AS 28.15.221 – 28.15.261 and regulations adopted under those sections, a limited license may not be issued to that person during the period of suspension or revocation.