Out-of-state options for IDP Entry

  • The Drinking Driver Program (DDP) is now called the Impaired Driver Program (IDP).  As this new name is being implemented, you may see the two names interchangeably.

 

While most IDP participants are NY State licensed drivers wishing to enroll in NY State IDP programs, New York State provides a number of alternatives depending on your circumstances.  Please review the following chart for a situation which will meet your needs.

State of LicenseState of ConvictionDesired IDP LocationWhat to do
NY or Out-of-StateNYOut-of-stateA Request for Approval of Out-of-State Impaired Driver Program (DS-1) must be completed by a qualifying out-of-state provider.

Please note: Out-of-state motorists wishing to obtain conditional driving privileges in NY State must visit a NY State or county motor vehicle office and provide a driving record (abstract) from his or her home state.  The abstract must have been issued within the previous 30 days and reflect that your license is valid. 
NYOut-of-stateNY

Once the conviction has been entered on your NY State driving record, you will be mailed a suspension or revocation order with information about the IDP and conditional license options.

If you have not received an order of suspension or revocation, DMV may not have been notified of your out-of-state conviction. Contact the convicting court about sending your out-of-state conviction to the NY State DMV

Out-of-stateNYNY

Once the conviction has been entered on your NY State driving record, you will be mailed a suspension or revocation order with information about the IDP and conditional license options.  If eligible for the IDP, you must go to a NY State or county motor vehicle office to enroll. At enrollment, you must provide your driving record (abstract) from your home state before the DMV can issue a conditional driving privilege. The abstract must have been issued within the previous 30 and reflect that your license is valid. 

Out-of-stateOut-of-stateNY

This is called a “courtesy” IDP enrollment.  Enrollments of this type are processed directly through the IDP and do not require the assistance of NY State DMV.  For a list of IDPs available in your area, see “Find IDPs by county”.

Please note: before enrolling in a program, you must check with the state in which you are licensed to be sure the program will satisfy that state’s requirements.