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For a long time, you only had one way to find your Ohio driving records. You had to find your local Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) office and spend quite a bit of time there. But with the innovations of the digital age and the use of online databases, you can conveniently verify driving records with just your internet connection and a compatible device. Here’s a few ways to obtain these records.

BMV Ohio Driving Records Request

You do still have the option of receiving your records via a physical request. The first way to do this is to visit the Ohio BMV website, finding your nearest office and filling out the appropriate form there. Hand in the form, present your license and pay their request fee, and they will provide you with a copy of your Ohio driving records. You can also request a three-year driver abstract record through the mail or on the BMV website. However, you will have to fill out a form and pay a fee for each separate request. It will take about a week or two to arrive in the mail.

Online Ohio Driving Records Request

The quickest way to access Ohio driving records is by using a public online driving record database. To start your search, you’ll need the person’s first and last name and the state in which they’re licensed. If there are multiple people with the same name in this state, you can filter the results by age or address. The Freedom of Information Act of 1966 (FOIA) defines these records as public and legal information. By using an online database, you avoid the hassle of filling out multiple forms, paying fees and making trips to the Ohio BMV.

Once you’ve verified the information through an online Ohio driving records request, you may still need a copy issued formally by the Ohio BMV. This will probably be necessary if the records are to be used for any official purpose.Browse our full list of all Ohio BMV locations here.

Ohio Driving Records Request
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    1. Kelly, in order to obtain an official copy of your Ohio driving history you will want to contact the Ohio BMV directly. You can download the forms from their website, fill them out and mail them in with proof of identification. There will be a nominal fee and processing by mail may take a few weeks. With an official copy of your Ohio driving record you can use this for official purposes such as obtaining a new driver’s license, employment opportunities, academic applications and more. Please reach out if we can further assist you with any public record inquiries

    1. In order to obtain a certified copy of your Ohio driving record, which can be used for official purposes such as employment, can be obtained by visiting the Ohio BMV website. There you can request a certified Ohio driver history record or a non-certified Ohio 2 year driving record.

      How to Get a Certified Ohio Driving Record

      1. Visit the Ohio BMV website
      2. Request a certified Ohio BMV driving record
      3. Fill out the BMV driving record request (form 1173)
      4. Pay the $5 fee for a certified OH driving record
      5. Your certified Ohio driving record is sent by mail

    1. In order to find out how many points you have on your record currently your best option is to contact the Ohio BMV directly. This is because your Ohio driving record points fluctuate depending on if you took a traffic school course to eliminate a point or if you have a recent traffic citation that has just been added.

      How Many Ohio Driver License Points Do I Have?

      Contact the Ohio BMV for a free unofficial 2 year driving record, which include your driving record points. The Ohio BMV works on a 12 point driving record system. If you get 12 driving record points in a 2 year period your Ohio driver’s license will be automatically suspended

  1. How far does the driving record/abstract go back? I’d like to get my complete/lifetime report for Ohio; is that possible?

    1. Jeff,

      Your driving abstract typically goes back 3 years but if you want your complete driving history you will want to contact the Ohio BMV.

      How To Get Your Ohio Driver Abstract

      1. Visit the Ohio BMV website
      2. Request a copy of your Ohio driver abstract
      3. Provide your SSN, driver license number, name and DOB
      4. Receive the driver abstract by email or mail
      5. The cost per driver record copy is $5

    1. Loverne,

      You will want to verify this information with the Ohio BMV about your class A CLD information. We are not affiliated with the Ohio BMV, our resources include driving records, vehicle records, criminal records, traffic citations, and other relevant public records. If you’ve recently updated your information with regards to a class of driver’s license you will need to verify this directly with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

      How To Check The Status of an Ohio Class A CDL

      1. Visit the Ohio BMV in person, by phone or online
      2. Request a verification and printout of your Class A CDL endorsement
      3. You can visit them in person at any Ohio BMV location
      4. You can call them at 614-752-7600
      5. You can use their live chat on their website

    1. Melvin,

      We do show a traffic citation on your Ohio driving record report. This Ohio traffic citation was from several years ago. Do you get a traffic ticket recently in Ohio? Many times the reporting of Ohio traffic violations are delayed when being reported as public record. The Ohio police officer has some discretion when he or she files the traffic citation report. You should also contact the Ohio BMV.

      How to Lookup Ohio Traffic Tickets

      1. Contact OPLATES.com
      2. Visit a reinstatement center or deputy registrar license agency
      3. Mail in a completed Ohio Driver Record Request Form (form BMV 1173) and a $5.00 fee to:
      Ohio BMV
      Attn: BMV Records
      PO Box 16520
      Columbus, Ohio 43216-6520

  2. Hello, I am trying to retrieve my drivers record for the state of Ohio so that I can have my license reinstated. I no longer live in the state of Ohio. I need to know the FULL Amount to reinstate my license. I am aware of the $450.00 warrant block(s).

    1. Hello Kevin,

      We can certainly assist you with looking up your Ohio driving record however we do not have a relationship with the Ohio BMV. Our online driving record resources include; driver history, traffic citations, DUIs, police reports, arrest records, warrants and vehicle records. I have included a link to our Free DMV Finder as well as a link to the Ohio BMV website where you can pay your fines online.


      Best Regards,

      The Search Quarry Team

Author: SQAdmin
Last Updated: December 16, 2017

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