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Need a SR-22 or FR-44 in Virginia? We can help.

By November 16, 2021Auto Insurance

If you are in need of a SR-22 or FR-44 filing in Virginia we can help. Finding insurance and helpful advice can be difficult with these state filings. That’s why our family of independent agents are here for you. At Dove Insurance Agency we can:

  • File your SR-22 or FR-44 immediately with Virginia DMV
  • License only options available
  • Compare rates through multiple carriers
  • Find the best pay plan for your needs
  • Complete all paperwork electronically or over the phone
  • Answer questions regarding your filing

What is a SR-22?

Per Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, a SR-22 certification is required for the following convictions:

  • Unsatisfied judgements
  • Uninsured motor vehicle suspension
  • Failure to provide proof of insurance associated with insurance monitoring
  • Falsifying insurance certification
  • Driver license suspension as a result of a conviction for:
    • Voluntary or involuntary manslaughter resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle.
    • Perjury, making a false affidavit to DMV regarding the registration of motor vehicles, or making a false statement on any driver’s license application.
    • Any crime punishable as a felony under the motor vehicle law or any felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used.
    • Failure of a driver of a motor vehicle, involved in an accident resulting in death or injury to another person, to stop and disclose his identity at the scene of the accident.
    • Operating or permitting the operation, for a second time, of a passenger automobile for transportation of passengers for rent or for hire, without a license.

SR-22 liability insurance coverage limits are set forth in the Code of Virginia § 46.2-472.

What is a FR-44?

Per Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, a FR-44 certification is required for the following convictions:

  • Maiming while under the influence
  • Driving while under the influence of intoxicants or drugs
  • Driving while the driver’s license has been forfeited for a conviction, or finding of not innocent in the case of a juvenile
  • Violation of the provisions of any federal law or law of any other state or any valid local ordinance similar to the above

FR-44 liability insurance coverage limits are double the SR-22 insurance coverage limits set forth in the Code of Virginia § 46.2-472.

The FR-44 double minimum coverage requirements apply to customers convicted of the above violations on or after January 1, 2008, as well as customers previously convicted of these violations who are required to file an SR-22 certification after December 31, 2008. If you reside outside Virginia, you may submit a letter on your insurance provider’s letterhead stating the double minimum coverage amounts.