You've been told you need SR22 insurance or an SR22 form. But you don't know exactly what it is. Is it car insurance? How do I get an SR22? We've got the answers here. And when you’re ready to get that SR22, contact us for a fast and free Dairyland Auto® insurance quote. We can issue you an SR22 certificate immediately with filings to your state the same day, often electronically. And while we might offer inexpensive car insurance, we stand behind our quality coverages with friendly, top-notch customer service.
An SR22 is a certificate of insurance that proves you carry car insurance. Some people refer to it as SR22 insurance, or a Certificate of Financial Responsibility (CFR) filing. The SR-22 simply states that you’re meeting your state’s car insurance requirements for a specified amount of time.
Yes, no matter the preference on how you present an SR22, all of the above examples refer to SR22 insurance.
You may need an SR22 if you have one of the following violations (your state might also require them for reasons not listed):
An SR22 means you are meeting your state’s car insurance minimum requirements and is NOT car insurance itself. We, as your policy provider, would be making the “promise” to the state that we are covering you for certain car insurance-related circumstances.
There is no need for an SR22 insurance quote from us—at Dairyland®, we file your SR22 for free. Some other companies and agencies might charge you additional fees.
The additional information can vary a little by state, but in general, simply indicating you need an SR-22 filing when purchasing your policy is enough.
Yes, we can issue you one immediately. In most states, we are able to electronically send your SR-22 to the state the same day.
Most states require you to have an SR22 along with your insurance policy for about three years. This may vary by state or by circumstances, so be sure to check on your state’s requirements.
If your SR22 lapses, your insurance company may be required by
law to contact the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This could
result in loss of license or, depending on your state of residence,
other consequences. You can always prevent your SR-22 from
cancelling (called an SR-26) by making your premium payments on
With many companies, yes—but not Dairyland®. Generally, just having an SR-22 filing on your policy will not impact your insurance premium.
There are three types of SR22 forms:
Yes. You can get SR22 insurance if you don’t own a car with our non-owner car insurance policy.
Each state has its own SR22 requirements, which are subject to change. If you’re not sure of these requirements, we recommend you contact your state’s Department of Insurance.
In Florida and Virginia, in some cases an FR 44 may be required instead of an SR22, based on your driving record. Similar to an SR22, the FR 44 is a document of financial responsibility proving that you carry car insurance. However, an FR 44 requires your liability coverage limits to be significantly higher than the state minimum.
A certificate of financial responsibility is another term for an SR22, showing that you’re meeting your state’s car insurance requirements for a specified amount of time.
We know you have questions about SR22 insurance. We can help. Give us a call at 936-588-2202.
(Texas residents only, please.)