Yes, you can get SR-22 insurance without a car if you purchase a non-owner policy and ask the insurance company to file an SR-22 on your behalf with the state DMV. Non-owner SR-22 insurance verifies that high-risk drivers who do not own a vehicle have the minimum amount of car insurance required by their state.
Non-owner SR-22 insurance is not available if you have access to a vehicle owned by someone in your household. Additionally, if you are required to have an ignition interlock breathalyzer device installed in any car you drive after a DUI, you will not be able to purchase non-owner SR-22 coverage.
The cost of non-owner SR-22 insurance varies by state. Since this coverage applies to people who are less likely to drive regularly, it generally costs less than regular SR-22 coverage.
Non-owner SR-22 insurance costs at least $15 - $25, due to the fee insurers charge for filing an SR-22 form with the DMV. Non-owner SR-22 insurance also costs roughly 3% more than a standard non-owner car insurance policy, on average, given the high-risk surcharge that insurers apply to the premiums of drivers who need an SR-22.… read full answer
The exact cost of a non-owner SR-22 policy depends on where the driver lives and how much car insurance they’re required to have. But because non-owner SR-22 insurance applies only to drivers, and not their cars too, it generally costs less than regular SR-22 coverage.
How Non-Owner SR-22 Insurance Works
Non-owner SR-22 insurance is coverage for drivers who do not own a car but are required by their state to file an SR-22 as verification of insurance. Most states require drivers to file an SR-22 after they are convicted of a major moving violation, such as DUI or reckless driving. This applies even if you don’t own a car, which is where non-owner SR-22 insurance comes in handy.
You will not be eligible for non-owner SR-22 insurance if anyone in your household owns a car. If you purchase a non-owner SR-22 policy, you will only need it for 3-5 years, depending on your state. Those who do not plan on driving in the future can drop their coverage once they are no longer required to have an SR-22 on file.
Yes, SR-22 insurance covers any car that you drive, as long as you file for an owner-operator SR-22 certificate. An owner-operator certificate, which is available in most states, is a type of SR-22 form that covers you when you drive any vehicle, regardless of who owns it.
There are two other SR-22 options that cover you in fewer situations. An owner certificate only covers cars that you own, and a non-owner certificate covers you when you’re required to file an SR-22 but you don’t own a car.… read full answer
Non-owner SR-22 insurance is the cheapest option since you’re less likely to file a claim, but it’s important to note that you’ll have to change your policy if you purchase a car later on. Your insurance company will help you decide which certificate is best for you before they file the SR-22 with the state on your behalf.
SR-22 insurance costs $742 to $1,465 per year ($62 to $122 per month), on average, depending on the insurer and the offense that led to the SR-22 requirement. Because an SR-22 flags you as a high-risk driver, your insurer will charge you more than the average policyholder, plus a filing fee of around $15-$25. “SR-22” refers to a form that your insurer will file with the state to prove you have enough coverage to drive legally.… read full answer
Premiums vary based on infraction, company, state, and individual driver. How much coverage you buy also makes a difference in cost. For instance, if you only buy the minimum amount of insurance required by your state, you can fulfill your SR-22 requirement for a lower price than if you purchased a full coverage policy. And since you only need to have an SR-22 for 1-5 years, depending on the state, your premium will eventually go back down.
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