Restoring Driving Privileges

Required Documents

Do I petition under habitual or third offender?

You must use the compliance summary from the DMV to determine whether you qualify for habitual, third offender, or both.

A copy of the petition will be served on the Commonwealth's Attorney and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The Commonwealth may file an objection or answer to the petition within 21 days after it is served. If you're not eligible for full restoration and are petitioning for a restricted license you must complete the Restricted License Application Form (PDF), in addition to the Petition and Order. If the Judge grants the application for a restricted license, a separate order for restricted license is required for the DMV and may take up to a week. You will not receive this the same day as the hearing.

Filing the Order and Application for Restricted License

  • The Order & Application should only be submitted to the court when they are ready to be signed by a judge.
  • You may submit a copy of the proposed order and application, but you will need to bring the originals to your court hearing.
  • The filing fee is $108 (includes service fee). Must be paid by cash, certified check, money order or personal check (no starter checks will be accepted), made payable to "Clerk of Circuit Court."
  • Completed paperwork should be delivered by mail or in person to:

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Attention: Civil Division
P.O. Box 500
Leesburg, VA 20178

Hearing Dates

Hearing dates in Loudoun County for restoration of driving privileges are set on the Circuit Court Misdemeanor Appeals Day every second Friday of the month at 1 p.m. When you file your case with the Clerk of the Circuit Court you will be given a hearing date and time that will be noted at the top right-hand corner of the petition. The hearing will be set at least 60 days out from the date of filing. You are required to participate in the Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP) (PDF) and must have your evaluation completed prior to your hearing date.

You must appear in court on the date that your case is set to be heard.

*Please note: Court personnel are prohibited by law from giving legal advice. If you need assistance or advice, please see our Legal Aid and Links page.