SERIES: What do I need to do to remove my Ignition Interlock? Part 3

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You may be wondering what you need to do now that it’s near the end of your Ignition Interlock program. Below is a state-by-state breakdown of the proper steps of removing your Ignition Interlock.

Here are the states in Part 3 of our series: Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine and Maryland.

Double-check with your program contact before removing your Ignition Interlock! If you remove your device before your program is completed, you may be charged with additional fees, and/or added time with your Interlock.

Updated January 2018

Hawaii

We can remove our Ignition Interlock at your request. Keep in mind, however, that if you remove the device early, your driving privileges may be suspended or canceled by the Hawaii Administrative Driver’s License Revocation Office (ADLRO). Any fees paid will be non-refundable.  You may reach the DMV office at 808-587-6302 to verify your eligibility date. Then, contact your local Smart Start service center to schedule your device removal appointment.

Idaho

Smart Start will need permission to remove our Ignition Interlock in Idaho. You may submit your original court order with your Ignition Interlock terms or contact your monitoring authority for removal authorization. You will also need to send your removal documents to Removals@smartstartinc.com or you can fax them to 972-929-6638. Make sure to include your full name, date of birth and driver’s license number. Please allow 2 business days for processing. A Customer Care Specialist will notify you of your removal eligibility date or next steps.

Illinois

To help you stay in compliance, Smart Start will need approval to remove our BAIID in Illinois. However, we will remove the device at your request at any time.

DMV/License Suspensions
Have you received your BAIID removal eligibility date from the Illinois Secretary of State (SOS)?

If Yes
Email us at Removals@smartstartinc.com. Include your full name, date of birth, driver’s license number and the removal eligibility date.  Please be sure to include your SOS representative’s password/code provided by SOS.  Allow one business day for processing.  A Customer Care Specialist will notify you of next steps.

If No
You may contact the SOS at 217-524-0660 to obtain your removal date. Once obtained, see above instructions to notify us of your removal authorization.

Probation or Court Requirement
We will remove our BAIID at your request. However, if you remove the device early, your court requirements may be extended and/or driving privileges can be suspended, and any fees paid will be non-refundable. We recommend you contact your court monitoring authority to obtain removal verification.

Indiana

To help you stay in compliance, we will need approval to remove our Ignition Interlock. However, we will remove the device at your request at any time.

You may contact your monitoring authority for removal authorization. You can also submit your original court order with the terms of your Ignition Interlock to Removals@smartstartinc.com or fax the order to 972-929-6638. Include your full name and date of birth. Please allow 1 business day for processing. A Customer Care Specialist will notify you of the removal eligibility date or next steps to become eligible.

Iowa

We will remove our device at your request, however, if you remove early, your driving privileges may be suspended or canceled by the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) and any fees paid will be non-refundable.  You may reach the DOT at 515-239-1101 to obtain your removal eligibility date. Once you obtain this date, please call our Iowa Customer Care Center at 866-747-8278 to schedule your removal appointment.

Kansas

Smart Start can remove our device at your request. However, if you remove early, your driving privileges may be suspended or canceled by the Kansas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and any fees paid will be non-refundable.  You may reach the DMV by calling them at 785-296-3671 or visiting their website to obtain your removal eligibility date. Once you obtain this date, please call our Kansas Customer Care Center at 866-747-8278 to schedule a removal appointment.

Kentucky

To help you stay in compliance, we will need approval to remove our Ignition Interlock. However, we will remove the device at your request at any time.

You may contact your monitoring authority for removal authorization. You can also submit your original court order with the terms of your Ignition Interlock to Removals@smartstartinc.com or fax the order to 972-929-6638. Make sure to include your full name and date of birth. Please allow one business day for processing. A Customer Care Specialist will notify you of your removal eligibility date or steps to take to become eligible.

Louisiana

To help you stay in compliance, we will need approval to remove our Ignition Interlock in Louisiana. However, we can remove the device at your request at any time.

Bond, Pre-trial or Probation
Smart Start will need permission to remove your Ignition Interlock. You may submit to us your original court orders with the terms of the device or a copy of Minutes. As an alternative, you can contact your monitoring authority to obtain authorization.

The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) or Driver’s License Reinstatement
You will need to obtain an application or notice from the OMV with your Ignition Interlock terms and a valid unrestricted license. You can reach the OMV at 225-925-6146.

You may submit your removal documents to Smart Start at Removals@smartstartinc.com or fax them to 972-929-6638.  Please allow two business days for processing. A Customer Care Specialist will notify you of the removal eligibility date or steps to take to become eligible.

Maine

We will remove our device at your request. However, if you remove your Ignition Interlock early, your driving privileges may be suspended or canceled by the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) and any fees paid will be non-refundable. You may contact the Maine Operating Under the Influence (OUI) at 207- 624-9000, ext. 52104.

Maryland

To help you stay in compliance, we will need approval to remove our Ignition Interlock in Maryland. However, we can remove the device at your request at any time.

You may contact the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) office at 800-950-1682 to obtain your Ignition Interlock program’s end date. Your device must be serviced on or after this date for the MVA to receive a final report (the 12th month).

Please allow three to five business days from the last device download for the MVA to review your reports and process a Completion Letter. You can contact them at 800-950-1682. Once you have your letter, present it to your local Smart Start service center for removal.

Smart Start’s Customer Care Center

Remember, once you receive approval from your court and/or state office, email our Customer Care Center at removals@smartstartinc.com with your name, date of birth, and any removal documents you may have.

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

Still need to install an Ignition Interlock? Smart Start is the ultimate nationwide provider with a seamless and affordable Interlock program. Call our Customer Care Center at (800) 831-3299 or fill out our quick and easy online form.