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Why was my driver’s license suspended even though I paid my ticket?

If you have paid your traffic ticket and your license is suspended, you should provide the case or ticket number to the clerk of court office. If that ticket is paid, it is likely that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has not recorded the payment and lifted the suspension. It is also possible the DOT suspended your license for other reasons. Contact the DOT at: (800) 532-1121, and be prepared to provide proof that you paid the ticket. Be aware that if you paid the ticket a very short time before or the day of the suspension of your license, the DOT will require proof of payment from you. If you do not provide proof of payment to the DOT, it is possible the DOT will not get the payment information until your license is suspended. You need to follow up with the DOT to ensure your license remains valid.

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