DMV Records

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Understanding DMV Records

A state?s Department of Motor Vehicles maintains the driving records of the people in that state. The driving records maintained by the Department of Motor Vehicles are referred to as DMV driving records. Most DMV records are public record, some states vary on what driving record information is publicly available.

DMV Driving Records Include

  • Full Name & Date of Birth
  • Driver?s license number, issuance date, issuance place, expiration date, restrictions and endorsements
  • Driving History
  • Accidents
  • Traffic violations
  • Driver?s license suspensions
  • DUI records

Driving records might vary in different states. The information included in the driving record and the type of DMV driving records offered varies according to state. For example, the state of Massachusetts offers two types of DMV driving records while three types of DMV driving records are made available by the state of Nebraska. Most U.S states allow people other than you to make a request for your DMV driving records. People who can make a request for your DMV records may include:

  • People with written consent from you
  • Courts
  • Employers
  • News publications
  • Government agencies
  • Licensed private investigators
  • Tow companies
  • Public transportation companies
  • Organizations trying to prevent fraud
  • Insurance companies

Almost all U.S states offer both certified and uncertified copy of your DMV driving record. The fee for each differs. You?ll have to pay a higher fee to obtain a certified copy of your DMV driving record. There are a couple ways of obtaining a driving record in the United States.

The first method is going to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), waiting in line, filling out a form, and paying a fee to get a copy of your DMV records. This method is very time consuming and often people can only get a copy of their own driver record from the DMV.

The second method is much less time consuming and much more convenient. This method is using an online public record websites .You can also lookup anyone?s driving record, not just your own. With the advent of online public record databases, this is becoming a very popular method of obtaining driving records. In addition to visiting your state?s DMV office or using online public record websites for the record, you can request your driving record through mail or over the phone. Though, the most convenient way to obtain your DMV records is online through public databases.

Regardless of how to choose to obtain it, you?ll need to provide personal information and documentation including your full name, DOB, social security number and a copy of a valid photo ID. You will become eligible for obtaining DMV driving record only after you provide the aforementioned information and documentation. Provided you?re eligible for it and know the ways of obtaining it, getting a DMV driving record in your state should not be a problem for you.

DMV Records


DMV Frequently Asked Questions

Can anyone obtain a copy of a DMV Record?

Since your driving record is public record, anyone can view your driver history and traffic citations however, only you can obtain a certified copy of your driver history from the DMV. There are many online driving record resources where you can also obtain this information online.

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  1. squarryadministrator says:

    John, you’ll need to reach out to the DMV directly for your inquiry. You may need to provide proof of identification since you don’t have your driver’s license or relevant documents. Acceptable forms of ID are a passport and birth certificate

  2. John C. Baldwin says:

    I lost my license need my number to fill out documents. I won’t be able to get them until Friday morning when I get paid. Please help me

  3. squarryadministrator says:

    For the DMV information you’re looking for in regards to your personal driver’s license information you’ll want to contact your local DMV directly. Not all DMV information is public domain which is good for the safely of your identity. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance with looking up anything driver record or DMV record related

  4. dAmber jackson says:

    I need a copy of my driver’s license report I desperately need the number so I can get id my license was stolen and can\’t afford anything much more desperately trying to get a job please help me out thanks

  5. Scott Fenn says:

    Hi, I moved to Canada for a few years, and had to give them my US license in order to get a license there. Now I have moved back, and in order to get a CT lisence again, I need to obtain a copy of my driving history, but I cannot do this without my old DL number, which I do not have. Is there a way to get my old DL number?

  6. squarryadministrator says:

    We have sent in a request to have any charges reversed Diana. Please try your marriage record search again

  7. Diana says:

    I just tried to search marriage records for Sidney Bell, Sr. I entered all my information including payment and it timed out and I never saw the report. Please let me know if I was charged. I was unable to access the report. Thank you

  8. squarryadministrator says:

    Jill, you can lookup unlimited DMV records when you sign up with our premium monthly membership plan

  9. Jill Ialenti says:

    I’m searching for a person who is on a bank account of my recently deceased brother. Can I research this persons dmv records?

  10. squarryadministrator says:

    Carlos, you will want to contact your local DMV to inquire about what is needed to get your driver’s license back

  11. Carlos a garcia says:

    I would like to see what I need to do get my license back

  12. squarryadministrator says:

    Dee, unfortunately we will not have information that the DMV does not possess as far as driver’s licensing. You will need to follow through the DMV procedures to find out how to reinstate your DMV issued driver’s license

  13. squarryadministrator says:

    John, our DMV driving record resources do not include the driver license number. You can verify a DMV record by name and date of birth

  14. John Lammer says:

    Does the driving records have driver’s license numbers attached when i make a search on any individual?

  15. Dee says:

    My license was expired. Is there anyway to prove that I had them? DMV says it’s been so long that I’m not in the system. I’m trying to avoid the permit phase and the whole testing. Please help

  16. squarryadministrator says:

    Lois, you will need to contact your local DMV office to order a copy of your state issued driver’s license or ID card. You can typically do this online or you can visit a DMV office in person to make this request. You will need to provide some other form of identification to prove your identity such as a passport or birth certificate

  17. lois enola weitnauer says:

    My drivers license has been misplaced
    and I need a new one for my dl number

  18. squarryadministrator says:

    David, you will need to contact the DMV directly to inquire about your driver’s license number or ID number

  19. DAVID D. DICK says:


  20. squarryadministrator says:

    Monico, in order to find out that DMV record information you will need to contact your local DMV directly about your inquiry. We are happy to lookup driving records for you but that information is not publicly available in our resources.

  21. Monico Juarez says:

    I\’m trying to do my TurboTax and it\’s asking me the issue date of my driver\’s license and I don\’t know it how can I find that out

  22. squarryadministrator says:

    Tracie, you will need to contact your local DMV directly to find out the driver’s license number you are requesting

  23. Tracie says:

    I need to prove who I am is there a.way to find my bynusing my DL.number

  24. squarryadministrator says:

    Rashid, you will need to contact the New York DMV directly about your driver’s license number inquiry. Unfortunately we do not provide that information with our DMV record reports. You can contact the NY DMV directly @ 718-477-4820

  25. Rashid says:

    Hi – I moved out of New York State many years ago, but need my driver’s license number on an urgent basis. Are you able to get it online or through a background check? I’m not in New York and so going to the DMV is not an option right now. I am willing to pay a modest amount for a report. Thank you.

  26. squarryadministrator says:

    Ibezim, we can assist you with your New York driving record history however to find out the status of your NY driver’s license you will need to contact the New York DMV directly

  27. Ibezim Egbo says:

    Check my license

  28. squarryadministrator says:

    Cynthia, you will want to contact the DMV in your county to inquire about this information. You will need to bring in some kind of identification to verify your identity and then you can find out your driver’s license phone number as well as apply for a duplicate copy. This is something you will need to do in person

  29. Cynthia Snyder says:

    I\’ve lost my drivers license and don\’t know my drivers number or if they are expired how do I find out

  30. squarryadministrator says:

    Shodi, you should reach out to the DMV directly and inquire how to verify the information on the auto insurance accident as well as contact the insurance company directly. Unfortunately we don’t have the ability to lookup the vehicle accident report specifics as this is not always public record.

  31. Shodi says:

    I was shopping for car insurance and one of the more common names for auto insurance had a incident listed from May 2017 with my old car on it, but I have only ever been in one accident. So I don’t understand if it was a mistake or if something is actually listed, and if it was, what they have happened

  32. squarryadministrator says:

    In order to obtain a duplicate ID or driver’s license if you don’t have any picture ID, and you don’t remember your ID number, you will want to find your SSN card or a birth certificate. These are typically acceptable forms of identification. Your replacement ID or driver’s license will be mailed to the address originally listed on your identification card. Unfortunately pictures of yourself do not count as verifiable identification.

    How to Replace My Stolen Driver’s License

    You can visit the DMV website and make a request to obtain a duplicate copy of your driver’s license. Download the driver’s license form, fill it out and mail it in with the required identification information and the fee for replacing a lost or stolen driver’s license. Processing may take a few week and will be sent to the address listed on your original driver’s license.

  33. David Lanatta says:

    Good morning. I had all my identification stolen. Can DMV locate a copy of an ID using just my picture printed on license (now stolen) if i go in to DMV ofc personally?

  34. squarryadministrator says:

    Johnny, thank you for reaching out about our DMV Records blog. We are uncertain if you can get a copy of your drivers license from 1988 however, your best option is to contact the DMV in your state to make this inquiry. This is a unique question that we’ve never been asked before. If you can let us know what state you’re interested in obtaining a copy of your driving license we can do some additional research for you.

  35. Johnny Wattenburg says:

    Look for a copy of my driving license in 1988

  36. squarryadministrator says:

    We are happy to perform a driving record search for you and see what tickets appear on your friends record. If you provide us with her full name, state of residence and age we can proceed. Often times it’s best practice to also contact the DMV in person to inquire about traffic citations, how many points there are on a person’s driving record and vehicle related record.

  37. Natasha Franklin says:

    My friend was given a ticket for driving on expired license. However, it was not but just to make sure, I want to check the date the ticket was written in Gardendale, AL. He had his license with him and had lost the one before. I think he is being rolled and I want to prove it. We are both on disability and have very little money. We got a public defender to get them thrown out because he was only receiving 500.00 a month. However, they threw out a ticket for no tag light but was given the driving on expired license and an expired tag. The vehicle belonged to a friend and they had been working on our car until 2:00 in the a.m. He asked if everything was legal on the vehicle and was told yes. This was a lie. They told us the next day that they assumed he would be pulled over. Some friend. Anyway is there a way I can check for free to see when these tickets were written? I think we are being rooked.

Author: squarryadministrator
Last Updated: 2017-01-09

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