Conditional and Restricted Use Licenses

You must apply for a conditional or restricted use license in person at a DMV office. You can do this at most, but not all, Motor Vehicles offices.  Contact your nearest office to find out where you can apply. 

Conditional

The DMV can issue a conditional license to a qualified driver whose NYS license has been suspended or revoked because of an alcohol or drug-related violation. The driver must attend a Impaired Driver Program (IDP) (previously known as Drinking Driving Program (DDP)) approved by the DMV.


Restricted Use 

The DMV can issue a restricted use license to a driver who qualifies and whose license is suspended or revoked because of violations or incidents that are not alcohol or drug-related, or because of some drug-related violations.  

Drivers From Other States

If you have a driver license issued in another state, and you meet the other requirements, you can receive a conditional driving privilege or a restricted driving privilege to drive in New York State. The conditions or the restrictions are the same as the conditions or restrictions for a driver with a NYS driver license.  

For your convenience, many DMV PDF forms can be filled in online and then printed.