DMV Printout

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What Is a DMV Printout?

A DMV printout is a summary of someone?s DMV driving record over a fixed period of time. The information contained in this report varies from state to state because every state in the United States has their own set of driving laws, regulations and record keeping processes. Driver?s licenses are issued at the state level, so DMV printouts are also issued at the state level.

What Does a DMV Printout Include?

  • Traffic tickets and convictions, including a DUI
  • Driver?s license status, whether active, suspended or expired
  • DMV Points System Information
  • Personal Information, similar to what is listed on your license.

What is the DMV Printout System?

Many states have some sort of driving points system, which accumulates points based on violations, accidents or convictions. The California DMV Driver printout, for example, certain moving violations stay on your record for either three or 10 years, depending on what the violation is. Again, this information varies from state to state, but as a general rule, incidents like traffic tickets and vehicle accidents remain on your record for a fixed period of time. That period of time varies depending on the state you live in.

In California, things like minor traffic violations, car accidents, and license suspensions remain on your record for three years. More severe offenses such as DUIs and reckless driving stay on your driving record for 10 years. Other states like Massachusetts and Connecticut have much more complicated point systems.

How To Get My DMV Printout

Generally, to obtain a copy of your own driving record, you can contact your state motor vehicle agency in which you are licensed. In general, each state has their own records request form, which is sometimes available online, which you can mail to your specific state driving agency along with a copy of your photo ID and a check with a processing fee (varies by state). You can also usually submit the above information in person at your local DMV. Finally, some states let you obtain records online, such as California and Maine. If you visit your state?s website, they often have links leading you in the right direction.

How To Get a 3 Year DMV Printout

The same procedures apply for obtaining someone else?s driving record that?s not your own. In many states, this is allowed if you are an employer that needs to verify information through background checks or if you have written consent from the other person. There are also several third party companies that offer driving record information, but it is not clear if these are reliable. Online 3rd party driving record websites can also provide DMV printouts however these are mostly for online reference only.

DMV Printout
DMV Printout

DMV Printout FAQs

Can I get a DMV printout online?

You can download the DMV printout forms from your state's DMV website online and mail them in. You will need to show proof of your driver's license and pay a nominal fee for the DMV printout. Processing can take a few weeks by mail

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  1. says:

    Justin, if you need an official DMV printout then you’ll need to visit a DMV office in your state to do this. You will need a photo ID and possibly a second form of ID such as a birth certificate or passport.

  2. says:

    just needing info proving who i am

  3. says:

    Ernie, we can certainly help you with your MVD printout request. If you need to verify your driving record for personal reasons we can lookup your information for you and all your traffic citations. If you need your MVD driving record printout for official reasons then you will want to reach out to your local MVD online, or visit a branch in person to expedite your request.

  4. says:

    need mvd print out

  5. says:

    Jose, you will need an official DMV printout from the DMV directly. You can call your local branch for more information or you can visit a branch in person. This will be the quickest way to obtain the DMV printout you need for employment

  6. says:

    I need a driver license record print out for employment.

  7. says:

    Ryland, our DMV related resources are for online reference only, they cannot be used for official purposes. You will need to contact your local DMV directly to obtain an official copy of your driving history that you can use for a job application.

  8. says:

    Hi my Name is Ryland Eugene Crumpton and I would like a copy of my 5 year driving g record for a job. I would greatly appreciate your help. I need something I could print out please.

  9. says:

    Edith, you will need to get a DMV Printout from the DMV office in your state for official purposes. Our DMV printouts are for online resource only and we are not an FCRA certified service, as it states on our website. You can typically obtain a DMV driver abstract online from the DMV website in your state

  10. says:

    Good afternoon DMV,

    I need a print out of my driving record. This is for employment.
    my email address is

  11. says:

    Bernie, we are happy to assist you with a driving record search but we’ll need to know your middle name and age to verify the correct California driving record.

  12. says:

    Bernie Quesada California

  13. says:

    Bernie, we’re happy to assist you with a DMV driving record search if you give us your full name and state of residency. That being said, we do offer premium reports that cost a bit extra but have a lot of extra information that can be found with these. Please let us know how we can better assist you, we also have live customer support if you are having difficulties finding what you’re searching for.

  14. says:

    I just paid for my background records and you want me to pay again

  15. says:

    Brian, in order for you to get a DMV printout of your driver history, for official purposes, you will need to contact the DMV in your state directly. You can visit your state’s DMV website, download the DMV printout forms, AKA driver history forms, and fill them out and mail them in with the relevant fees. Processing may take several weeks because of the Covid19 issues that have caused a lot of DMV closures around the country.

  16. says:

    I need a current DMV printout Please. Thank You! Brian Vermillion

  17. says:

    Julie Ann, thank you for reaching out about our DMV Printout blog. We are sorry to hear that you are surrendering your driver’s license but it sounds like it’s a wise decision. In order for you to legitimately surrender your driver’s license you will want to contact the DMV in your state.

    How to Surrender Your Driver’s License

    To surrender your driver’s license voluntarily you will want to reach out to the DMV in your state and complete the form to surrender your driver’s license. You will need to submit this form in person at a DMV so they can verify your identity. You will want to bring your driver’s license in with you and hand that in when you submit the form.

  18. says:

    I Julie Ann winebeger as as of October 29th the year 2019 here I surrender my driving license and privileges and definitely until further notice Doctors Care I suffer from epilepsy grand mal seizures blackouts manic episodes manic depression paranoid schizophrenic and ADHD asthma and said pinched nerve in my lower back so I really shouldn\’t be driving at all my site close up is bad and I\’m in no condition to drive any longer I take buttloads medication and I want to read room here and now today thank you Miss weinberger Staples

  19. says:

    You will need to reach out to the DMV in your state about getting your driver’s license unsuspended. You will first want to get a DMV printout of your driving record and then determine how many points your have and if you can get any of them removed by taking a driver safety course as well as paying any past due fines.

    Reinstate a Suspended Driver’s License

    1. Contact the DMV and request a DMV printout of your driving record
    2. Find out how many points you have and your suspension reason
    3. Pay past due fines and request to have your license reinstated
    4. Take a driver safety courts to remove a point if it’s allowed
    5. Show evidence of SR22 insurance if you’ve had a DUI

  20. says:

    Trying to unsuspend my driver license ,it got suspended over ten years ago due to unpaid traffic tickets.what do I need to do in order to get it back?

  21. says:

    Are you looking for a DMV printout or a DMV record we can assist you with. It sounds like you might be inquiring about how to get a copy of your DMV identification card or DMV driver’s license. If that is the case you will need to contact the DMV directly about this and submit a form online to get a duplicate ID or driver’s license, or you can visit you local DMV Office in person.

  22. says:

    I need a print of my id

  23. says:

    In order to get a DMV Printout for your Letter of Clearance from the California DMV, you will need to visit their website or a California DMV Office in person.

    Letter of Clearance From the California DMV

    1. Visit the California DMV website
    2. Request a copy of official driving records (form INF1125)
    3. Fill out the form including driver’s license number
    4. Official documents must be mailed or handed in person
    5. Processing by mail may take a few weeks

  24. says:

    How do I get a letter of clearance from California to another state. I am trying to get my license renewal and because my last name was different on license had to retain marriage license and now they saying I need a letter of clearance. Where do I get one of these

  25. says:

    We don’t offer a DMV H6 Printout. You will need to visit the DMV in person and show your driver’s license to obtain a copy of your DMV printout

  26. says:

    I need an h6 printout. Can that be done here?

  27. says:

    Unfortunately that is the process with the DMV in order to get a DMV printout of your Driver Abstract.

  28. says:

    Couple of weeks? I just got an e-mail about a job fair I am interested in and one of the required documents is original of DMV Print out (3 year driving record). Job fair is happening this friday. How are they expecting me to get this document in time if the process takes so long? Isnt there other possibility how to obtain this print out sooner? Thank you.

  29. says:

    To obtain a DMV printout of your Driver Abstract you will want to contact the DMV in the county you live in.

    How To Obtain a DMV Printout Online

    1. Visit the DMV website in the state you live in
    2. Select the Request Driving Records Form
    3. Print the form and mail or fax it to the DMV
    4. Pay the processing fee and provide proper ID
    5. Processing may take a couple weeks

  30. says:

    I’m requesting a copy of my DMV printout.

  31. says:


    Unfortunately we don’t have a direct relationship with the Hawthorn Motor Vehicle Department however from our experience this is not an uncommon issue. You should be alright as long as you have your photo identification, confirmation number and know your appointment. You might consider arriving early to your appointment and getting a copy of your confirmation page. They should be able to print a duplicate for you with minimal cost. You will want to confirm this with the Hawthorn MVD. Here is their phone number … (800) 777-0133

  32. says:

    I have made an appointment on 6/16, 9:20 am, at Hawthorne dmv office to have a written test in order to renew my DL. The confirmation # is 6090616170940. I forgot to print out the confirmation page. Can I just show up on the day without any printout? I am looking forward to hearing from you sincerely. Best wishes,
    William Lee

Last Updated: 2017-05-12

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