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You need an SR-22 in Virginia for three years. Drivers with an SR-22 in Virginia must maintain at least the minimum car insurance coverage required by Virginia law for three years, and if there is any lapse in coverage, the clock resets.
Virginia SR-22 Insurance Requirements
- $30,000 in bodily injury liability insurance per person ($60,000 per accident)
- $20,000 in property damage liability coverage
- Uninsured motorist protection
When you get SR-22 insurance coverage in Virginia, your insurance company files your SR-22 certification with the state on your behalf. Failing to file an SR-22 can result in your vehicle registration or license being suspended, in addition to costly reinstatement fees. Your insurer also notifies the state if you cancel your policy or allow it to lapse prematurely. You’re even required to maintain an SR-22 if you move from Virginia, using an out-of-state filing.
If you’re unable to afford your payments, contact your insurance provider before you miss a due date. You can request a different payment plan or get information about subsidized plans that may be more affordable.
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