Checkbox icon Administrative License Revocation (ALR)


Your operator’s license and/or operating privileges can be revoked under the Administrative License Revocation (ALR) law. This law authorizes law enforcement to immediately confiscate a driver’s license as a result of a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrest. Drivers, who are eligible, may receive a temporary license for 15 days.

Revocation periods are as follows:

  • 180 days – for first offense (for failure of test)
  • One (1) year – for subsequent offense within a 15 year time period (for failure of test)
  • One (1) year – for refusal to take the test

When the temporary license expires, you may be eligible for an Ignition Interlock Permit (IIP).  Once the Department of Motor Vehicles has received the Sworn Report from the Officer, you will be able to check your eligibility for the IIP online or you can call the Department of Motor Vehicles at 402-471-3985.

Drivers may file a  petition to request a hearing to contest the revocation. If you file a petition for the Administrative Hearing, you will not be eligible for the IIP, unless ordered by the court for the Driving Under the Influence related offense. The petition must be mailed within 10 days of Notice being served to the driver.


Reinstatement Requirements

You must submit the following requirements to the Department of Motor Vehicles, 301 Centennial Mall South, P.O. Box 94877, Lincoln, NE 68509-4877 or fax to (402) 471-8288:

NOTE:  Requirements cannot be submitted to your local Driver License Exam Station

  1. Surrender your Nebraska operator's license/permit (if not done at the scene) to the DOWNTOWN LINCOLN DMV OFFICE ONLY at 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE or sign an  affidavit of lost license if you no longer have possession of the license - which can be faxed to the number above. This does not apply if the license has expired.
  2. Pay a $125.00 reinstatement fee. Payment must be in the form of a cashier’s check or money order made payable to the Department of Motor Vehicles or be paid online. When submitting payment, include identifying information (i.e. name, date of birth, license or social security number and current mailing address). Payment submitted by personal or business checks or not for the required amount will be returned.


Testing Requirements

Drivers who have had their operator’s license and/or privileges revoked, must test and apply for a new license.