Illinois Driver Record Search
An Illinois Driver Record, called a driving record abstract, can be obtained from the Secretary of State in Illinois. The record can be acquired in person or by mail. Currently, there is no online option for requesting Illinois driver records.
The driving record abstract for the state of Illinois shows a person’s history of driving within the state. This typically includes the following items:
- Any issued tickets (parking, speeding, and other violations)
- Driver’s license suspensions
- Number of demerit points (points added to someone’s driving record for various violations)
- DWI/DUI reports
- License classification and endorsements
How To Obtain a Copy of a Illinois Driver Record
To obtain a copy of a driving abstract in person, visit a Driver Services facility within the state of Illinois – search for locations near you here – and complete a Driving Record Abstract Request form. This form can be accessed online and printed and filled out before you go to save time. The Driver Services facility also has this form available to fill out in person. It is necessary to pay a $12 fee for each driving abstract requested. No credit or debit cards are accepted to pay this fee. You must use cash, check, or a money order.Illinois driver records may also be obtained by mail. To do this, print and complete the Driving Record Abstract Request form, and mail it to this address:
Secretary of State, Driver Analysis Section
2701 S. Dirksen Pkwy.
Springfield, IL 62723
Along with the request form, include the $12 fee, as well as the following information:
- Driver’s full name
- Date of birth
- Illinois Driver’s License Number
If you are residing out of state, a relative – including a parent/guardian, brother, sister, spouse, grandparent, child, or grandchild – may obtain a copy of your driving record on your behalf in person at a Driver Services facility. The family member must submit written notarized permission of the person listed on the record request form.
If the driver listed on the request form is a minor (under the age of 18), their parent or guardian must also submit written notarized permission of the driver listed on the record request form.