Pennsylvania Interlock Laws & Ignition Interlock Devices

If you have been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in Pennsylvania, you may be required to install an ignition interlock device in your car. At RoadGuard Interlock, our team is committed to helping drivers get back on the road safely, quickly, and painlessly. We are a certified ignition interlock provider in Pennsylvania. Our mission is to keep the roads safe for everyone. Read on to learn about Pennsylvania interlock costs, and Pennsylvania interlock laws.

Pennsylvania Ignition Interlock Law

At RoadGuard Interlock, we strive to maintain a list of ignition interlock device laws by state. You can find out more about Pennsylvania interlock laws here.

If this is your first DUI-related offense, you can typically expect the following penalties for a General Impairment offense (undetermined BAC or BAC of .08% to .099%):

  • Pay a fine of $300
  • Be sentenced to up to three days of jail time
  • Serve up to a 6-month probation period

If you’ve had your license suspended or revoked due to a DUI conviction, the team at RoadGuard Interlock can help. Check out our ignition interlock device cost page for estimated monthly costs for an interlock device.

Pennsylvania Interlock Costs

Calculating Ignition Interlock Cost

Every ignition interlock program is unique, and all ignition interlock providers have their own pricing and service options.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), individuals who lease an ignition interlock device in Pennsylvania can generally expect to pay $75-$105 per month.

The exact price of your Pennsylvania interlock costs depends on a few factors:

  • The length of time you need the interlock device
  • Which features your interlock device is required to have (camera, real-time reporting, GPS, etc.)
  • The provider you choose to install your device

What if You Can’t Afford an Ignition Interlock System?

  • If your offense occurred prior to September 30, 2003, you may still choose to serve an additional year of suspension in lieu of obtaining an ignition interlock device.
  • Individuals with an adjusted gross income below 200% of the Federal poverty level may apply for a Hardship Exemption. Under the exemption, an individual is allowed to have the interlock device installed in only one vehicle.
  • If you don’t own any vehicles, you must still comply with certain ignition interlock requirements. To qualify for an ignition interlock license, you will need to complete a “Self-Certification of Vehicle(s) Owned/Operated” form and submit the form to an approved ignition interlock vendor.
  • The ignition interlock vendor will check PennDOT’s website to ensure that no vehicles are owned by or registered to you and then certify to PennDOT that you own no vehicles. You may be issued an ignition interlock license by PennDOT once you have met all restoration requirements.
  • Check out our ignition interlock device cost page for estimated monthly costs for an interlock device.

Interlock Installation Locations in Pennsylvania

We know the importance of regaining your independence after a DUI conviction. RoadGuard Interlock maintains a variety of locations throughout Pennsylvania.

Check out the map below to find the closest service center near you.

Ignition Interlock Program

Pennsylvania Ignition Interlock Program

Under Pennsylvania law, an ignition interlock device is mandatory for:

  • First-time DUI offenders with high blood alcohol levels
  • Individuals who refuse chemical testing and incur an operating privilege suspension
  • Certain repeat DUI offenders
  • Individuals with an operating privilege suspension who operate a motor vehicle illegally

If you must get an ignition interlock in Pennsylvania, your license revocation or suspension notice will mention it. Thirty days before the restoration of your driving privileges, PennDOT will mail you a restoration requirements letter that explains the ignition interlock requirement.

You’ll receive instructions on how to apply for an ignition interlock license and contact an approved ignition interlock vendor. For more information, check out the Pennsylvania DOT ignition interlock fact sheet and ignition interlock FAQ section.

Applying for an Ignition Interlock License in Pennsylvania

Individuals must complete an ignition interlock license application in order to have an ignition interlock device installed. The application needs to be sent to PennDOT for approval.

If you’ve had your license suspended or revoked due to a DUI conviction, the team at RoadGuard Interlock can help. Check out our ignition interlock device cost page for estimated monthly costs for an interlock device.

Visit our website or call us at 1-800-332-6858 to schedule a ignition interlock installation.



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