Out of State Filing Explained
Florida Out of State Filing – SR22 and FR44
If you reside in one State and you need a Financial Responsibility Filing (SR22 or FR44) in a different State, that’s called an Out of State Filing.
Let’s assume you live in the State of Texas. You went over to Florida for vacation, you were convicted of a DUI, and you came back home to Texas. If you don’t fulfill the obligations set forth by the State of Florida, the State of Florida will notify the State of Texas that you have not completed your responsibilities for your actions and the State of Texas will suspend your Driver’s License out of “Respect” for the State of Florida. This is why you need an Out of State Filing from Texas to Florida.
How to QUICKLY Get Your Florida Driver’s License Reinstated After a DUI
Conversely, if you reside in Florida and visit Texas on vacation and you’re convicted of a DUI in Texas, you’ll also need an Out of State Filing. Your Out of State SR22 Filing will show you as a resident of Florida with a filing in Texas. Failure to file an SR22 with the State of Texas will result in Texas telling Florida that you have “unfinished business” in its State. Florida will then suspend your Florida Driver’s License out of “Respect” for the State of Texas.
You Can’t Hide From an Out of State Filing Requirement
In a digital age you can’t run from technology. We get many calls from people that thought just because they went back to their home State, they didn’t have to comply with the DUI laws of another State. They believed this until they were informed that their Home State Driver’s License had been suspended. Now they not only had to purchase an SR22 or FR44 to comply with the State they got into trouble in, but they also have to fix their suspended Driver’s License in their home State… double work.
The best course of action is to purchase your Out of State Filing Certificate, do your time, and move on after your sentence has been completed. We do Out of State Filings from coast to coast. Call or use our FREE Online Quote Generator.
If you Need a Different Type of High Risk Auto Insurance:
WHAT IS AN FR44
A DUI conviction in the State of Florida will require an FR44 Insurance Policy with 100/300/50 Coverage. You must generally keep this policy in force for 3 years from your conviction date.
OWNER VS NON-OWNER
Simply put, if you need a vehicle listed on your policy, you 'll get a Florida FR44 Owner Policy. If you don't, you'll get a Non-Owner policy. Both come with the required 100/300/50 coverage.