Reacquiring or Reinstating a Licence

The SAAQ agrees to issue me a licence with Condition X

Step 1 The SAAQ agrees to issue me a licence with Condition X

    • Costs

      Alcohol ignition interlock device

      • Installation fees: $50.00 + taxes
      • Monthly rental fees: $61.00 + taxes
      • Withdrawal of the device and cost to close the file: $0.00
    • Documents to provide

      Licence with Condition X

      • Letter from the SAAQ authorizing you to obtain this licence
      • Service agreement to lease the alcohol ignition interlock device

Step 1 – Receiving a letter from the SAAQ

At the end of your penalty period, we will send you a letter notifying you of our decision to grant you a licence with Condition X. This condition, which requires you to only drive a vehicle that is equipped with an alcohol ignition interlock deviceA device that prevents a vehicle from starting when it detects the presence of alcohol in the driver’s body., will be in effect for life.

Step 2 – Leasing and installing an alcohol ignition interlock device

You are required to lease an alcohol ignition interlock device and have it installed, at your expense and in accordance with our requirements.

If your licence bears Condition I or Condition X

… and you drive a vehicle that is not equipped with an alcohol ignition interlock device, you are liable to:

  • the immediate seizure and impoundment of the vehicle you are driving for 30 or 90 days
  • a fine of $1,500.00 to $3,000.00
  • a 3-month licence suspension or the revocation of your licence

Last update: May 13, 2022