If you need an SR-22 to get an auto insurance policy in Arizona, don't worry. This relatively common insurance requirement is prompted by violation such as a DUI conviction, a ticket for driving without insurance, an at-fault accident, a citation for driving with a suspended license, or collecting excessivepoints on your license.
Getting cheap car insurance with a SR-22 in Arizona might not be easy, but it could be worthwhile. We examined how much a SR-22 certificate typically costs in Arizona and how to go about getting one — let's take a look.
How much does Arizona SR-22 insurance cost?
Auto insurance with an SR-22 in Arizona will probably be expensive. This isn't a direct cost of the SR-22 — filing fees are usually $15 to $35 — but a product of the insurance rate increases affiliated with the offense that prompted the SR-22 requirement to begin with.
Auto insurance companies charge high-risk motorists more expensive premiums because of the heightened risk of claims payouts. The rate increase you’ll receive depends on the frequency and severity of the citations — below are standard insurance prices with an SR-22 in Arizona.
ARIZONA AUTO INSURANCE PREMIUMS AFTER COMMON CITATIONS
|High-risk rating factor||Average yearly rate||Increase vs. no citations|
|At-fault collision (>$2,000)||$2,155||$685|
|Speeding (21-25 mph > limit)||$1,944||$474|
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How to easily get an SR-22 in Arizona
Currently insuredIf you already have auto insurance, obtaining an SR-22 certificate isn't too tough. Contact your auto insurance company ask the company to file a SR-22 request on your behalf. If your current insurer refuses to file for an SR-22, you should shop around for a new insurance company.
If you're uninsuredWhen applying for auto insurance, you might be saddled with an up-front fee to cover the SR-22 request and to account for your less-than-optimal insurance profile. An SR-22 requirement may disqualify you from getting coverage from some companies, while others would be happy to cover you.
For drivers without a vehicleNeeding an SR-22 might disqualify you from purchasing insurance from some companies, while others would be happy to sell you a policy.
For drivers without a vehicleNot owning a vehicle makes it more difficult to obtain an SR-22, as you will need to furnish proof of insurance to get the certificate. In this scenario, you should purchase a non-owners car insurance policy before requesting an SR-22. Non-owners auto coverage is typically cheaper than standard coverage since it doesn't insure against physical damages to your vehicle.
The Zebra conducted in-depth pricing analysis through its proprietary quote engine, including data from rating systems and public rate filings. The Zebra assessed almost 53 million rates to identify trends for specific auto insurance rating factors across all United States ZIP codes, averaged by state, including Washington, D.C.