The Application Process

  1. If you are suspended by Manitoba Registrar of Motor Vehicles (Manitoba Public Insurance) as the result of a show cause hearing you are entitled to file an appeal with the Licence Suspension Appeal Board (LSAB). If you are suspended or prohibited from driving as a result of a Criminal conviction, please visit Additional Information if Your Driver's Licence is Suspended or Prohibited as the Result of a Criminal Code Conviction section. The cost to appeal is $130.00.
  2. If you have been suspended as a result of a Show Cause Hearing it is recommended that you confirm with the Manitoba Registrar of Motor Vehicles (operated through Manitoba Public Insurance) whether you will be granted a temporary 45 day permit, prior to filing your appeal with the LSAB.
    • You can determine this by checking with Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI, 204-985-1989 or toll free 1-800-665-2670)
  3. Once you are sure you want to file an appeal with the LSAB you will need to provide the following:
    • A completed Documentation Checklist - your application will not be accepted without a completed Checklist (Adobe file 42 KB)
    • A fully completed Application Form (Adobe file 49 KB) - you must include your driver’s licence number
      • If you do not have this information you may contact MPI to obtain it. It will also be located on your driver’s abstract. Your application will not be accepted without your driver`s licence number
      • If you have a PO Box as a mailing address or work address you will need to provide a physical address for these locations
    • Payment of $130.00 - by cheque or money order payable to the “Minister of Finance”, Visa, MasterCard, Debit or Cash. Applications submitted without payment will not be accepted. Applications cannot be accepted by fax or email
    • A copy of your current driver’s abstract from MPI dated within 15 days of your application filing date
    • Written documentation supporting your request for any driving privileges. In accordance with the Board Documentation Requirements (Adobe file 96 KB)
    • If your suspension is a result of a conviction and/or accident which resulted in bodily harm or a fatality you are required to provide a copy of transcript for the Reasons for Judgement and Reasons for Sentence.
  4. If any changes happen between the time you file the appeal and your Hearing date you will need to submit a copy of these documents a minimum of two weeks prior to the Hearing.
    • For example, you change employers between when you file your application and your Hearing date or the hours that you work change
  5. However, the Board will only consider the requests made on the application form. For example, if you request for work only and then at the hearing provide school documents but school was not requested on the original application it will not be considered.

      • In order for the Board to consider additional requests you will need to submit a variation after your hearing, if you have been granted privileges.
  6. Once the application for appeal has been accepted, with full payment, you will be issued a receipt. You can take this receipt to an MPI Service Centre to obtain a 45 day permit, if you are eligible.
    • Note: LSAB does not issue the 45-day permits and LSAB has no involvement in that process. The decision to grant a 45 day permit is up to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles only
    • You can determine this by checking with MPI (204-985-1989 or toll free 1-800-665-2670)
    • If you have mailed in your application form, you may call the office and request that the receipt be faxed to MPI so that you can obtain your first 45 day permit or you can wait for the receipt to be mailed to you
  7. If you have not been scheduled for a hearing prior the expiry of your first 45 day permit, you may contact the LSAB office to authorize only one additional 45 day permit. This should be done a minimum of three (3) business days prior to your first permit expiring.
    • A second permit will not be issued if a request for additional information has been sent and the additional information has not been received
    • You may choose to instead revoke a request (for example, decide to no longer ask for driving for school purposes) by completing a Revocation of Driving Request (Adobe file 51 KB) form. However, if you revoke a request you will not be able to make a request to drive for that purpose during your Hearing
  8. You will receive a “Notice of Hearing” and a copy of your driver’s abstract by mail. Typically you will receive the notification approximately two to three (2 - 3) weeks prior to your Hearing date
    • If you anticipate that you may be away when a Hearing date is scheduled please advise the LSAB in writing, by email, or by fax immediately
    • Once you have been scheduled for a Hearing you are required to attend. You may ask to change your Hearing date by filing an Application for Adjournment (Adobe file 75 KB). However, they are only granted in exceptional circumstances such as a medical emergency (documentation is required)