When an out-of-state driver violates certain driving laws and fails to appear before the court or pay their fine, the state may send a non-compliance notice to the driver’s home state motor vehicle agency, which can result in suspension of a driver's license.
1. If you receive a non-compliance notice, use the information on the notice to immediately contact the appropriate out-of-state authorities.
They can provide information on how you can resolve it. Check the authority's website for ways to resolve it online.
2. After handling the case, get proof to show your state agency that you have resolved it.
The court with the outstanding case will also send notice of resolution, but there may be a delay.
3. Submit proof of payment or resolution.
- On or before the suspension date printed on the notice of suspension (recommended)
Generally, if you submit the proof of payment or case resolution on or before the suspension date printed on the notice, your driving record and driver’s license will not be affected.
- After the suspension date
If you submit the proof of payment or case resolution after the suspension date, the suspension should be withdrawn but your record will probably reflect the fact that your driving privileges were suspended from the suspension date until the date that you submitted the proof.
- Not at all
If you do nothing, your driving privilege will be suspended and you will not be able to operate a motor vehicle or obtain or renew your driver’s license until you present proof of payment or that the case has been resolved.
About this law
Enacted in 1965, The Non-Resident Violators Compact (NRVC) allows states to enforce driving laws across state lines. When an out-of-state driver violates certain driving laws of a participating state and fails to appear or pay their fine, the state may send a non-compliance notice to the driver’s home state motor vehicle agency. The agency then notifies the driver about the problem and potential driver's license suspension date.