Relicensing Program

What is this program and what will it do for me?

The Relicensing Program is for people whose driving privileges are currently suspended third degree for failing to pay traffic fines in the City of Spokane, County of Spokane, Pend Oreille County, Medical Lake, Airway Heights and Cheney. There is an information line at (509) 835-5951.

This cooperative program will provide several very important opportunities:

  • Opportunity for you to help develop a personalized plan to become a licensed and insured driver
  • Opportunity to waive your collection fees to help with the reinstatement of your driving privileges
  • Opportunity to combine all traffic offense fine payments from participating jurisdictions into a manageable monthly amount
  • Opportunity to have all participating jurisdictions release the holds on your driving privileges based upon your successful progress in completing the program.

Am I eligible for the program?

To be eligible for the program you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must resolve all outstanding warrants, alcohol holds, out of jurisdiction holds, child support holds and financial responsibility holds to be eligible for the program.
  • The suspension of your driving privileges must be in the third degree based upon unpaid fines, whether actually imposed by the court or which resulted from your failure to respond or appear.
  • All fines causing you to be suspended must be in the City and County of Spokane, or one of the other participating jurisdictions.
  • You cannot have been convicted of a “sex offense”, “serious violent offense” or a “most serious offense” as they are defined in the Revised Code of Washington.
  • Your criminal history cannot demonstrate a pattern of felony, assault, drug and/or weapons charges.

What do I have to do to get the benefits offered by this program?

You will need to come to the Relicensing Program for at least two separate visits.

First Visit: Apply for Program & Determine Your Eligibility

Come into the Relicensing Program office (located in the Spokane City Prosecuting Attorneys Office at 909 W. Mallon) for an evaluation during our regular business hours. The Relicensing Program is open every morning (M-F) at 9 a.m. - We will help the first 26 people signed in. On Mondays and Wednesdays, the Program opens again at 1 p.m. - We will help the first 26 people signed in. The Relicensing Program is closed Tuesday, Thursday, Friday afternoons and on all holidays and weekends.

In order to be helped, you will need to sign in on the sign-in sheet located at the front window in the lobby. You will be asked to complete one form, a financial sheet (PDF 57 KB). You will need to download, complete the information requested and bring it with you to apply.

Second Visit: Payment of Fee

At your second visit there will be a non-refundable administrative fee due of $100. Payments on your fines will be determined by your income. As long as you fulfill your obligations under the reinstatement plan, we will do everything we can to help you get your driving privileges back. Your success in this program will depend on your active participation. The maximum total length of the program can be in excess of four months.


Contact Information

Office of the City Prosecuting Attorney
909 West Mallon Avenue
Spokane, Washington 99201

Phone: 509.835.5988
Fax: 509.835.5927
cityprosecutor@spokanecity.org

Prosecutor's Office hours:
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Relicensing Program's Office Hours:
Monday: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.