William R. Laird Second Chance Driver's License Act


Enacted by the WV Legislature on March 12, 2016, and approved by Governor Tomblin on March 29th, Senate Bill 634 establishes the William R. Laird Second Chance Driver’s License Act, a program that allows for the reinstatement of an individual’s driver’s license that has been suspended or revoked due to unpaid court costs. Participating individuals that remain current in the repayment of unpaid court costs as required by the program are eligible for a temporary stay of their driver’s license. The statute became effective on June 10, 2016.

*Please do not submit any inquiries through the Contact Us section of this website.  All applications are to be submitted by US mail, e-mail or fax only and any inquiries or questions need to be address to DJCSSCDL@wv.gov

Senate Bill 634

Program Overview



 *Applications may be submitted via US mail, e-mail, or fax only.

WV Division of Justice and Community Services
1124 Smith Street, Ste. 3100
Charleston, WV 25301-1323

Due to the popularity of this program, applications may take up to 12 (twelve) months to process through the WV Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).


(304) 558-8814, extension 22400