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You rely on your car for work, and school, and everything else you need or want to do. But, now your driver's license has been suspended. And, you've just been told that you cannot drive until you obtain and file an SR22 with the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles (CA DMV). You need your driving privileges in order to maintain your normal daily life, but it may be unclear to you what an SR22 is, or how to find it and file it properly.

Many people incorrectly believe that an SR22 is a kind of insurance policy. But, it is not insurance; it's simply a form required by the state as proof of a driver's Safety Responsibility (SR). The SR22 certificate proves that you are maintaining enough liability insurance coverage to meet the minimum state requirements. The form must be provided to the CA DMV by a state-approved insurance company.

Where to Find SR22 Insurance in Butte County, CA

Breathe Easy Insurance Solutions is approved by the State of California to issue SR22 insurance. We will provide you with low-cost liability insurance that is easy to get, and we will file the SR22 certificate for you. We file the SR22 electronically, so it takes only about 15 minutes for your form to be sent to the DMV.

At Breathe Easy, we work with more than 40 separate insurance carriers. So, you are saved the inconvenience of repeating your story multiple times to gather price quotes. Just call our office, and one of our agents will explain your options to you and answer all of your questions.

You'll be very happy with our prices, which are usually significantly lower than any of our competitor's premiums. And, we respect your valuable time, so our friendly, helpful agents will provide you with your free price quote very quickly.

SR22 Insurance Cost in Butte County, California

The SR22 certificate costs very little. In fact, it costs only the amount of the fee that the insurance agency charges for filing it. However, if you file an SR22 with your current carrier, the increased insurance premium can be very expensive, sometimes three to five times the amount of regular insurance policies. Our customers are usually relieved to find that we can offer insurance for our SR22 customers at considerably lower rates than your regular insurance company.

How to File the SR22 Form in Butte County, California

Filing your SR22 is not a long process. We're here to help you get the coverage you need so you can start driving immediately. Your Breathe Easy Insurance Solutions agent takes care of filing the form for you very quickly. When we activate your policy, your SR22 form is electronically filed. It takes only about 15 minutes to get your certificate on file and active with the California DMV.

After your SR22 is filed, you must keep it active with the State of California for no less than three years. The time length may be longer, depending upon the court decision you received. During the period of your SR22 requirement, you must not allow your insurance premiums to go unpaid. Your insurance provider is required by law to report any lapse in coverage. This usually automatically prompts the DMV to suspend driving privileges. You will then need to pay your premiums up to date and have the SR22 re-filed with the DMV. Then, you must go to a DMV office to pay a fee for reinstatement of your driving privileges.

For more information about SR22 filing and low insurance costs, call Breathe Easy Insurance Solutions at 866.822.7755 to speak with one of our dedicated agents. Our team are experts in SR22 filing and insurance. We can answer all of your questions and quickly get you insured and driving again.

We provide SR22 insurance coverage for residents in the following cities in Butte County:

  • Bangor
  • Berry Creek
  • Biggs
  • Butte Meadows
  • Cherokee
  • Chico
  • Clipper Mills
  • Cohasset
  • Forbestown
  • Forest Ranch
  • Gridley
  • Honcut
  • Nord
  • Oroville
  • Paradise
  • Richvale
  • Stirling City
  • Yankee Hill

Resources for Butte County, California

Butte County Website

Butte County has a population of 225,411 (2015), and covers an expanse of 1,677 square miles across northern California, including the Lassen National Forest and ranges of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Butte County Sheriff’s Office

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office serves in both public safety and public service roles, providing 24-hour law enforcement service throughout the county, as well as a civil services, court security, coroner services, and corrections. The website provides general and crime prevention contact information.

California Department of Motor Vehicles (CA DMV)

Go to the CA DMV website home page. Enter your zip code into the search field, to locate your nearest DMV office.

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