SERIES: What Do I Need to Do to Remove My Ignition Interlock? Part 4

Customer-with-Tech-Smart-Start-Ignition-Interlock-Device-Install-Breathalyzer

If you completed your Ignition Interlock program, you’re getting close to that time to remove your device from your vehicle. So, you may be asking yourself, what exactly is the process to remove my Ignition Interlock? 

This blog series breaks down state-by-state what to do to make sure you remove your Ignition Interlock properly at a Smart Start service center. Here are the states in Part 4: Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, and New Jersey.

If you don’t see your state in this list, scroll to the bottom and look for your state in the other parts of this series.

Updated January 2018

Massachusetts

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

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV)
Please contact the MA RMV at 857-368-7180 office to obtain your Removal Date.

Your device must be serviced on or after this date for the RMV to receive a Final Report (6-Month).  After the service takes place, you will need to visit the RMV for them to review your reports. The RMV will issue a removal authorization that you will need to present to your local Smart Start service center for removal.

Court Requirement
Smart Start will remove our device at your request. However, if you remove 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.

Michigan

Contact the Administrative Hearings Section (AHS) to obtain verification for BAIID removal. Then, call our Michigan main officer at 888-234-0198 for your annual report.

Minnesota

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

The Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services Department (DVS) will send you a final calibration service letter to set up a removal appointment with your local Smart Start service center.  Once your program is completed, a reinstatement letter will be sent to you. You will then need to apply for a new or duplicate driver’s license without the Ignition Interlock restriction, and then schedule your appointment with your Smart Start service center to remove the device.

Mississippi

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

Some courts require a removal order from the judge, but others will allow you to remove your Ignition Interlock once you fulfilled your required time. We recommend you contact your court monitoring authority to obtain removal verification.

Any documents that you are providing to start the removal process can be submitted to Removals@smartstartinc.com or faxed to 972-929-6638. Remember to include your full name and date of birth on all pages.

Please allow one business day for processing. A Customer Care Specialist will notify you of the removal eligibility date or steps to follow.

Missouri

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

Court Requirement
Smart Start will remove our device at your request. Keep in mind that if you remove your 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.

Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) Requirement
Has the DOR received your certificate of completion? You can contact them at 753-751-7195 for any questions.

If Yes
Please contact your local Smart Start service center to schedule a removal appointment.

If No
Do you have your End Date?  Your Ignition Interlock must be serviced at least one day after this date. Please allow three to five business days for processing and for the DOR to review your reports and receive your certificate of completion.

Nebraska

We will remove our device at your request. However, if you remove your device early, your driving privileges may be suspended or canceled by the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and any fees paid will be non-refundable.  You may reach the DMV by visiting their website or by calling 402-471-3985 to obtain your removal eligibility date. Once you obtain this date, please call our Nebraska Customer Care Center at 866-747-8278 to schedule a removal appointment.

Nevada

To help you stay in compliance, we will need approval to remove our Ignition Interlock. If you remove your 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.  Please note that you will need to remove your Ignition Interlock in the state of Nevada.

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

DMV
Please contact the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for your local DMV office to obtain removal verification.

New Hampshire

You may email us at Removals@smartstartinc.com. Include your full name, date of birth and your driver’s license number. Allow two business days for processing. A Customer Care Specialist will notify you of your removal eligibility date or steps to take to become eligible.

New Jersey

To help you stay in compliance, we will need approval to remove our Ignition Interlock. If you remove your device early, your 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.

Please be ready to present your restricted Driver’s License to our local service center as our technician will only remove your device on or after the expiration date on it.

If you don’t have a valid driver’s license or if you are out of the state, please email us at Removals@smartstartinc.com. Include your full name, date of birth and your driver’s license number if possible. 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.

If you have not completed your Ignition Interlock program but you need to remove the device, you may remove it by surrendering your driver’s license to:

Attn: Robert Swanson

NJMVA, Driver Management Bureau

P.O. Box 134

Trenton, NJ 08666-0134

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

Need to install an Ignition Interlock? Smart Start’s got you covered from start to finish of your program with a 24/7/365 Customer Care Center and a reliable device. Call us at 800-831-3299 or fill out our online form today.