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Washington SR22 Insurance

Washington SR22 Insurance

There are various reasons that you may be required to file a Washington SR22 insurance certificate. Some of these include driving without insurance, excessive traffic violations, an at-fault accident, a DUI violation or a court order. These situations may result in suspension of your driver’s license, which requires an SR22 filing to reinstate your driving privileges. Owner and non-owner SR22 certificates are available. Washington state also has broad form insurance, to which an SR22 certificate can be added.

When you need Washington SR22 insurance, it’s important to find affordable rates. UltraCar Insurance can provide you with the most competitive rates on SR22 insurance Washington State from top rated insurance providers. We understand that you need to get back on the road as quickly as possible. We can usually obtain and file your SR22 certificate with the Washington Department of Licensing in as little as 20 minutes.

One of the most common reasons that people contact us for Washington SR22 insurance is for being caught driving without auto liability insurance coverage, resulting in suspension of their license. Washington motorists who own a registered vehicle are required to carry the following minimum liability insurance coverage:

  • $25,000 bodily injury per accident
  • $50,000 bodily injury liability for all injuries in an accident
  • $10,000 in property damage per accident

What is Washington SR22 Insurance?

The state of Washington requires drivers whose license has been suspended to purchase Washington SR22 insurance as a condition for reinstatement of their license. SR22 insurance is a certificate of financial responsibility that is attached as a rider to your auto insurance policy and filed with the Washington Department of Licensing (DOL). After your license has been reinstated, your Washington SR22 insurance must be maintained for a period of three to five years. The SR22 policy is closely monitored by your insurance provider to ensure that the policy remains in force for the period of time assigned by the state. If your insurance policy lapses or expires, your insurance provider must submit an SR26 filing to the Washington DOL to notify them that you are no longer properly insured to drive. This results in a repeat suspension of your license.

There are two types of SR22 insurance in Washington. SR22 owner insurance is for individuals who own a vehicle. SR22 non owner insurance is for people who do not own a vehicle. Refer to our pages titled Washington Non Owner SR22 Insurance and Non Owner SR22 Washington State for more detailed information on the non owner insurance option.

Washington Broad Form Insurance

If you’re looking for very low Washington auto insurance rates, you may want to check into Washington broad form insurance, also called named operator coverage. The trade-off for the low cost of this insurance is bare bones limited liability coverage. Broad form insurance covers you if you own or drive one or more vehicles, or if you don’t own a vehicle. Broad form insurance can also be bought with an SR22 certificate if you want to reinstate your license. Get detailed information about the coverage limitations of this type of policy in these articles: Broad Form Vehicle Insurance and What is Broad Form SR22 Insurance?

Washington DMV

Detailed information related to Washington SR22 insurance and license suspension can be found on the Washington DOL website.

UltraCar Insurance in Washington

When you need Washington SR22 insurance, depend on UltraCar Insurance to quickly find the lowest rate to suit your needs, along with quick filing of your SR22 certificate with the state of Washington. Call us or submit your request using our secure online form today!

This article was last updated on December 14th, 2021 by

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DUI-E Washington

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