Restricted Licence Related to an Accumulation of Demerit Points
If your probationary licence or driver's licence is revoked because you have reached or exceeded the number of demerit points in your demerit point bracket, a court could grant you a restricted licence so you can continue exercising your main employment.
What is a restricted licence?
There are 2 types of restricted licence:
the restricted licence related to a conviction for
alcohol-impaired driving the restricted licence related to an accumulation of demerit points
A restricted licence allows you to drive during the penalty period following a licence revocation. A penalty period can be 3, 6 or 12 months, sometimes even longer.
A restricted licence related to an accumulation of demerit points authorizes you to drive a vehicle only for the purposes of exercising your main employment.
You are not eligible for a restricted licence if…
Your licence has been revoked or suspended within the past two years as a result of an offence under the
Criminal Code or an accumulation of demerit points You only held a learner's licence at the time your licence was revoked
Another penalty appears on your driving record
You failed to demonstrate to the judge that operating a motor vehicle is an essential requirement of your main employment
Your application for a restricted licence is related to revocation of a class 4C (taxi) driver's licence
How to apply for a restricted licence
File an application with a Court of Québec judge in your local judicial district. To do so, you must:
fill out the
Application for a Restricted Licence form (the court clerk is available to assist you in completing your application) go to your local
file the original of your application as well as our penalty notice regarding the revocation of your driver's licence
pay the required legal fees
Go to one of our service outlets with the
Application for a Restricted Licence at least 10 days before the scheduled hearing date. At the hearing, demonstrate to the judge that you need to drive in order to exercise your main employment.
Ask the judge to issue an order allowing you to obtain a restricted licence.
Go to one of our
service outlets with the court order to get a restricted licence and pay the required fees. If you fail to abide by the terms and conditions of your restricted licence
You will be considered as a person driving without a licence, which renders you liable to a fine of $300 to $600.
Before leaving Québec...
Find out if you are allowed to drive with a restricted licence in the jurisdiction in which you intend to travel.
Last update: April 15, 2021