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Maintaining the driving records of all Texas residents with a driver’s license is the responsibility of Texas Department of Public Safety. The Texas driving record maintained by the Texas DPS includes your driving history such as:

  • Time and date of license issuance
  • Traffic accidents
  • Traffic violations
  • Suspensions or revocations
  • Major violations
  • DUI reports

As your driving history is a public record, people other than you can view it. Those permitted to make a request for and view your Texas driving records include:

  • Potential employers
  • Insurance companies
  • Government, legal or law enforcement agencies

You can make Texas Driving Records Request for four different categories. These include:

Status record:

The status record includes:

  • Your personal information such as your DOB and mailing address
  • Driver’s license status
  • The original application date for your Texas driver’s license

3-year record:

The 3-year driving record provides your three-year driving history and includes:

  • Everything that is part of status record
  • Traffic accidents
  • Suspensions or revocations
  • Violations

Certified 3-year record:

The certified 3-year record includes everything that is part of 3-year record with one obvious difference—the certified 3-year record is a certified driving record.

Certified complete abstract:

Certified complete abstract includes everything that is part of your driving history.

There are two way of making Texas driving records request: online and by mail.

By mail

To get a request for your driving record processed through mail, you’ll need to:

  • Fill out and mail the Texas DPS Application for copy of driver record to:    Texas Department of Public Safety
    O. Box 149008
    Austin, TX 78714
  • Pay through check or money order: $4 for status record, $6 for 3-year record, $10 for certified 3-year record, $10 for certified complete abstract


You make an online Texas Driving Records Request by:

  • Visiting the online portal provided by the Texas DPS
  • Entering your DOB, driver’s license number, DPS audit number and last four digits of your social security number
  • Pay through credit card $4 for status record, $6 for 3-year record, $10 for certified 3-year record, $10 for certified complete abstract


Another way of obtaining your driving record is online through public databases. To find out more, visit Texas DMV website.

Texas Driving Records Request
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  1. hi..
    I want to inform you that I got a driving license from Austin .Texas long time ago. I had my driving license 34 yeara ago ,at the end of 1985 . My problem is that I lost it . I don’ t know is it posibale to get a print or photo of it .
    My addres that time was :

    These all the informations l still have.
    Thank you very much for your cooperation


    1. Thank you for reaching out about our Texas driving record blog. Unfortunately we are not affiliated with the Texas DPS and in order to obtain a duplicate Texas driver’s license because you lost your current one, you will need to reach out to them directly. The good news is you can download the form for a Replacement Texas Driver’s license online. You will then need to fill out this Texas DPS form and bring it into an office near you with your passport or birth certificate or military ID.

      How to Get a Replacement Texas Drivers License

      1. Visit the Texas Department of Public Safety website
      2. Fill out the Driver’s License Replacement form
      3. Bring the form into a Texas DPS office
      4. Show proper photo identification & SSN
      5. Pay $11 for the replacement Tx Driver’s License
      6. Processing by mail may take a couple weeks

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Last Updated: December 16, 2017

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