What’s SR22 insurance? We’ll explain and help get you back on the road
Insurance is all about being prepared and protected for the unexpected. So, if you’re told you need to get an SR22, SR 22 insurance, or an SR-22 form, would you know what to do?
We can issue a driver an SR-22 certificate immediately and file it with your state the same day, often electronically. And while we might offer cheap car insurance, you’ll find we also deliver quality coverage with friendly, top-notch customer service.
SR22 Learning Center: Here’s what you need to know and how to get an SR22/SR-22/SR 22
What’s an SR22?
An SR-22 is a certificate of insurance that proves you carry car insurance. Some people refer to it as SR 22 car insurance, or a certificate of financial responsibility (CFR) filing. The SR22 simply states you’re meeting your state’s car insurance coverage requirements for driving over a specified amount of time.
SR22, SR-22, SR 22, SR22 form: Is it all the same?
Yes, no matter how you reference SR22, all the above examples refer to SR-22 car insurance for drivers. Insurance companies may have a preference in how they use the term SR22 in print and online, but it’s all referring to the CFR filing you need to do to meet your state’s insurance requirements.
Most people don’t know exactly what an SR22 is until they need one. Is it car insurance? How does a driver get an SR22? We have your coverage answers below. And if you happen to need SR 22 car insurance, contact us for a fast and free Pay Low Insurance auto insurance quote.
Who needs an SR22?
You may need SR22 coverage if you have one of the following driving violations (your state might also require them for reasons not listed below):
DUI or DWI
Driving without insurance coverage
Driving with a suspended license
You might also need an SR-22 if you have a bunch of small incidents pile up over time. Again, it’s different for every state. Good drivers who don’t have any traffic violations don’t have to get an SR22 to be legal on the road.
Is an SR-22 considered car insurance?
An SR 22 means you’re meeting your state’s car insurance minimum requirements for driving and is NOT considered car insurance itself. We, as your policy provider, inform the state that we’re covering your driving for certain car insurance-related circumstances.
What does an SR-22 cost?
Most often we file your SR22 for free as part of your policy. Some companies and agencies might charge you additional fees or surcharges.
What do I need to do to get SR-22 insurance?
The additional information varies by state, but in general, simply indicating you’re a driver in need of an SR 22 filing when purchasing your auto insurance policy is enough. Your insurance carrier can take it from there. You’ll need to provide your driver’s license number or other identification number for us to file with your state.
Can I get an SR22 today?
Yes. We can issue you one immediately. In most states, we’re able to electronically send your SR-22 to the state the same day.
Can I buy a policy with an SR22 online?
Yes, Dairyland offers policies with an SR22 that can be purchased online. We also offer many other coverage options that can be added to your policy, depending on your needs and budget.
How long does an SR 22 last?
Most states require drivers to have SR22 coverage along with an insurance policy for about three years. This may vary by state or by circumstances, so be sure to check your state’s requirements and ask your insurance carrier for specifics.