What if My Family Member Passed Away and They Had an Ignition Interlock?

Ignition Interlock Device

If a family member passed away and they had an Ignition Interlock in their vehicle, you may be wondering what the next steps are. What happens, and how do you get the device removed?

First off, we don’t want you to worry. There are many things you are probably taking care of during this time. Removing your family member’s Ignition Interlock will not be one of them.

Smart Start is available to help our clients and their family members through any part of their program. Our Customer Care team will be able to assist and walk you through next steps when you call us at (800) 831-3299.

Ignition Interlock Removal Process

The device removal process varies by state or even by county in a situation where an Ignition Interlock client passes away. However, in most cases, we will need to provide your passing family member’s death certificate to their Ignition Interlock oversight agency or court. Then, the agency or court can authorize the removal of our Ignition Interlock.

Once we have authorization, the removal process can begin. On the blog, we have listed the process by state so you know exactly what to do.

Smart Start Ignition Interlock Removal Series

Part 1: A general Ignition Interlock removal guide

Part 2: The proper removal process for your Interlock program broken down by state: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida and Georgia

Part 3: Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine and Maryland

Part 4: Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey

Part 5: New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and South Carolina

Part 6: South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming

We hope we have helped alleviate some of your worries during this time. As always, if you need more assistance or clarification on what to do, Smart Start’s Customer Care Center is available at (800) 831-3299.

Do You Need an Ignition Interlock?

Smart Start will get you back on the road if you need to install an Ignition Interlock. Call our Customer Care Center today at (800) 831-3299 or fill out our short online form.