Ignition Interlock and IID Providers in Orange County


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Ignition Interlock and IID Providers in Orange County

Ignition Interlock Device IID

What is an ignition interlock device (IID)?

An IID is a device that requires that you blow into it to start a car or to to drive a car.  It is usually required for certain offenders in DUI cases, or for DUI related convictions.  For additional information about IIDs, refer to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website at www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffdl31.htm.

When is an IID required?

An Ignition Interlock Device is required for multiple offense DUI convictions, by the rules of the DMV.  This law substantially changed in 2010 to include first time offenders.

An IID is also required by the DMV for first time offenders under a pilot program currently in effect (2016) in the following counties only:

  • Los Angeles
  • Alameda County
  • Tulare County
  • Sacramento County

Who is required to have an IID?

Anyone convicted of a DUI without priors in a Los Angeles DUI case, or the other three counties above, is required to be sentenced to the installation of an Ignition Interlock Device in any vehicle that you own or operate.  The DMV also requires, in addition to the IID, the following:

  • A Department of Motor Vehicles Ordered Verification of Ignition Interlock, DL 924, form.
  • An alcohol treatment program Proof of Enrollment Certificate, DL 107, or Notice of Completion Certificate, DL 101 form.
  • A California Insurance Proof Certificate, SR 22.
  • For the driver to pay all applicable reinstatement fees and a $45 administrative service fee.

What are the exceptions to installing an IID?

Some persons do not have a vehicle, and so cannot install an ignition interlock device on any motorized vehicle that they “own or operate”.  For those people, the DMV requires that they fill out, and send in, the form that the DMV has.  The form you will need is DMV’s DL 4055-B form.  California Vehicle Code section 23700 also states:

(8) A person who is notified by the department, pursuant to this subdivision, is exempt from the requirements of this subdivision if within 30 days of the notification, the person certifies to the department all of the following:
   (A) The person does not own a vehicle.
   (B) The person does not have access to a vehicle at his or her residence.
   (C) The person no longer has access to the vehicle being driven by the person at the time he or she was arrested for a violation that
subsequently resulted in a conviction for a violation listed in this subdivision.
   (D) The person acknowledges that he or she is only allowed to drive a vehicle that is fitted with a functioning ignition interlock device.
   (E) The person acknowledges that he or she is required to have a valid driver's license before he or she can drive.
   (F) The person is subject to the requirements of this section when he or she purchases or has access to a vehicle.
   (9) Subdivisions (j), (k), (m), (n), and (o) of Section 23575 apply to this section.
   (10) If a person fails to comply with any of the requirements regarding ignition interlock devices, the mandatory term for which
the ignition interlock device is required to be installed shall be reset by the department.

Who can install an IID?

Only a licensed ignition interlock installer can place an IID in a vehicle and issue the certificate to the DMV to comply with the law.

The DMV has a list of providers organized by manufacturer.  Most people care more about the geographic area than which manufacturer makes the device, but the DMV relies on the manufacturers to refer persons to an installer for the device.

Ignition Interlock and IID Providers in Southern California

Academy of Defensive Driving


(800) 572-3984 31726 Rancho Viejo Rd #120 San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 Ramon
Academy of Defensive Driving


(800) 572-3984 2000 Quail St. Newport Beach, CA 92660 Ramon
59TH Broadway Customs (800) 572-3984 5918 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90003 Gessey Gonzalez
ACS Interlock (800) 572-3984 1238 S Lyon St. Santa Ana, CA 92705 Corey Hickok 24 Hours
Best Value Interlock (800) 572-3984 9375 Feron Blvd. Ste E Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 Jeff Hansen M-F 9-5
Carlsbad Automotive Technology (800) 572-3984 2730 State St. Carlsbad, CA 92008 Dennis Clark M-F 8-5
Fred’s Auto Service (800) 572-3984 1300 South Glendale Ave. Glendale, CA 91205 Fredrik Kamali M-F 8-5
Gio’s Auto Diagnostics (800) 572-3984 37824 5th Street East #D Palmdale, CA 93550 Giovanny Murcia M-F 9-6
High Tech Auto Center, Inc. (800) 572-3984 68421 Commercial Road Cathedral City, CA 92234 Dave Nelson M-F 8-5
Interlock Service Specialist (800) 572-3984 1440 E. Grand Ave. San Marcos, CA 92078 Sean Cooke
Interlock Services of So Cal 310 -693 -1597 1719 Abalone Ave. Unit #403 Torrance, CA 90501 Ricardo Pita
JW Customs (800) 572-3984 3800 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107 William Alvardo
LA Smog Check & Repair (800) 572-3984 11606 E. Garvey Ave., # A El Monte, CA 91732 Bill Nguyen M-F 9-5 Sat 9-2
Mayer Automotive (800) 572-3984 560 Mt. View Avenue Oxnard, CA 93030 Ismael Salceda Monday – Thursday 8-5 Friday 8-4 Closed weekends
Old Town Tire & Service (800) 572-3984 28700 Front St. Temecula, CA 92590 Karl & Keith Greene M-F 8-5
Pete’s Service (800) 572-3984 6193 Cherry Ave. Long Beach, CA 90805 Kevin Plabjasoensok Tu-Fri 8-5, Sat 8-4
Professional Technicians, Inc. (800) 572-3984 4471 W. Rosecrans Ave. Hawthorne, CA 90250 Stewart Swiggum M-F 10-5 Sat by appt
S.C. Auto Service (800) 572-3984 606 Broadway El Centro, CA 92243 Sergio Ceja M-F 9-7
Valley Automotive (800) 572-3984 813 North Second Street El Cajon, CA 92021 Shawn Kelley M-F 8-5
West Escondido Automotive & Transmission (800) 572-3984 2200 Auto Park Way Ste A Escondido, CA 92029 Brian Bowersock M-F 8-5
AAI Services (800) 572-3984 15260 Anacapa Road Suite A-12, Victorville, CA 92392 Abraham Gamiz Mo-Fri 8-5, Sat 8-4


Smart Start: http://smartstartofcalifornia.com/ (888) 289-5669

AlcoAlertInterlock:  http://www.alcoalertinterlock.com/ (888) 663-9847

Intoxalock: https://www.intoxalock.com/california/installation-locations

If you are in Northern California, LifeSafer handles ignition interlock devices.   You can contact them at  http://www.lifesafercalifornia.com/.

The Motorcycle IID Exception:

Motorcycles in California cannot have an ignition interlock device installed due to safety concerns, which provides a loophole of sorts for the law.

If you have any questions for our firm about ignition interlock, contact us, or call us, anytime, at (877) 568-2977.

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