Request Letter for Restoration of Driver’s License

By | January 16, 2017

If your driver’s license has been revoked, suspended, or for any reason you’re without one, then you can simply write a request letter to restore it. In the letter, you have to convince the recipient, in most cases a judge, that you urgently need your driver’s license.

Reasons could be that you need your car to go to work in an area with no access to public transport, or that you need it to drive your wife to the hospital during labor. It could be anything, if the judge thinks it’s a valid reason to give you your license back sooner than the stipulated time, then you’ve succeeded in writing the letter. The tone should be respectful and polite, since you are asking a favor. The letter should have a professional look to it as well, you can do that by choosing the write font and the format. If it is handwritten, be sure to use your best handwriting.

Don’t feel intimidated, just take a deep breath and relax for minute before you write, and you’ll do great. Here is how to do it:

Note: All names are in the following sample are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons or events is purely coincidental.


Sample Request Letter for Restoration of Driver’s License


Alan Twain Edson
25 West Street
Paris, IL 21411
(000) 745-8547

November 16, 2016

The Honorable Buddy L. Miller
Edgar County Courthouse
115 W. Court Street
Paris, IL 61944-1785


Dear Judge Miller:

I am writing you to ask, with all due respect, for my driver’s license to be reinstated early. The driving offence I committed; (describe the offence), on (date and time), was only my first offence. I ask for some leniency, as I am not a regular offender.

I need my driver’s license because without it, my travel expenses will be increased significantly. I am required to travel long distances for my work. Due to not having my license, I am unable to perform well at work. It is also hard for me to pick up my children from school and they had to walk, which is highly unsafe in these times. I have to regularly go to another state to report to my employer’s regional manager. I had to miss my last meeting. If I do not receive my license soon, I fear I may lose my job and livelihood.

Your Honor, I ask for your sympathy in this regard. You have every right to withhold my license until the predetermined period, however, I promise, with contrite conscience, that I shall, to the best of my ability, never make such a mistake, or any other vehicular offence again.




Alan Twain Edson