Find out what SR-22 is, how to get it and more. All your questions answered in one place.
HOW IT WORKS
Was your license suspended? Are you working on getting your driver's license back but don't know how? Maybe you've been told you need SR-22 insurance or an SR-22 form. Let us help. We have the answers you're searching for to the common questions such as what is SR-22 insurance, who needs it and how can you get it. When you are ready to get SR-22 car insurance, contact us for a fast and free Florida 1st Insurance insurance quote. We can issue a driver an SR-22 certificate immediately and file it with the state of Florida.
What is an SR-22?
An SR-22 filing is proof of coverage that we (your insurer) sends to the Florida DMV to show you have the state-required liability insurance. Requirements vary, but you'll typically be required to have an SR-22 filing for three years. The cost of an SR-22 filing is low, but insurance rates are significantly more expensive overall, due to the reason you were determined to be a high risk driver by the state. Common reasons for needing an SR-22 include:
SR-22 insurance isn't a separate type of auto insurance, but it is an auto insurance policy that has an SR-22 endorsement attached. An SR-22 form can also be attached to a motorcycle insurance policy. In order to reinstate your license, you need to purchase a policy that meets Florida's required liability insurance limits, and then we can submit an SR-22 form on your behalf. This form acts as proof of coverage, letting the state know you have an insurance policy with at least (this is Florida's minimum SR-22 requirement):
Why do I need an SR-22?
The State of Florida now considers you a high risk driver and they want to make sure you are keeping continuous insurance coverage. You might be required to carry the SR22 filing if you were caught driving without insurance. In some cases SR22 insurance is also required if you have too many violations on your driving record.
How much does SR22 insurance cost in Florida?
Premiums are derived from many risk factors including age, sex, location, driving record, financial responsibility, etc. Insurance premiums can differ from person to person.
Can I make payments on my Florida SR22 insurance?
In most cases you can make monthly payments on your SR22 insurance. It typically depends on your filing number and your particular situation.
How long is an SR-22 required?
How long you need to have an SR-22 filing in place can vary, so we recommend confirming with the DMV. But in most cases, you'll need to have the SR-22 in place for at least three years in Florida before you can purchase a policy without one. If, during that period, your policy lapses or is canceled and you are uninsured, your license will likely be suspended again and you'll have to pay a second fee to have it reinstated, in addition to the cost of insurance.
WHAT WE OFFER
Has a court or the state informed you that you need SR-22 insurance? Not to worry. At Florida 1st Insurance we can help you get an SR-22 certificate fast in addition to auto coverage all in one place. We are authorized to sell SR-22 insurance at an affordable cost, as we are an insurance agency who handles these types of filings on a day to day basis and get the job done efficiently. All you have to do is contact us. Once we get in touch, we will ask you some basic information pertaining to your current driver's license and the rest is left to us.
What types of SR 22 certificates are there?
There are three types of SR22 insurance:
What’s a Certificate of Financial Responsibility (CFR)?
A certificate of financial responsibility is another term for SR22 insurance, showing that you’re meeting your state’s minimum car insurance requirements for a specified amount of time.
What if my policy cancels?
The SR-22 requires that drivers maintain the Florida mandated amount of liability insurance for the complete term. Because you're required to pay in full ahead of the policy term, you typically won't be able to cancel your coverage mid-term (you've already paid for it, after all).
But if your policy is canceled for any reason, we will need to alert the state of Florida within a couple of weeks. Once the state learns that your insurance has been canceled, your driving privileges could be suspended or revoked.
SR22 vs. FR44: What’s the difference?
The FR-44 is another proof of financial responsibility form, similar to the SR-22, that's used only in Florida and Virginia. Unlike the SR-22, which only requires that drivers meet the minimum amount of car insurance required by their state, the FR-44 requires that your liability coverage limits are significantly higher than state minimums.
Individuals convicted of the following violations may be required to carry an FR-44:
The state lets drivers know which form is required and for how long.