The official California Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”) web site confirms the need for SR22 after a DUI license suspension. You can visit this page by clicking the link below:
Specifically, this portion of the DMV web page referenced above reads (bold areas added for emphasis):
To reinstate your driving privilege after an APS suspension/revocation, you must:
- Pay a $125 reissue fee to the DMV (CVC §14905).
- File proof of financial responsibility (i.e., a California Insurance Proof Certificate [SR 22], $35,000 cash deposit, surety bond, or self insurer certificate under CVC §16430).
- Maintain proof of financial responsibility for three years (bold and larger font added for emphasis).