Your driving record contains the various aspects of driving history. The elements include basic information such as you name and DOB and in-depth information such as the license suspensions and traffic tickets. Texas driving records are maintained by the Texas Department of Public Safety. See below for more details on what can be found in a Texas driving record from the TX DPS.
As it is a public record, the driving record can be requested for and viewed by courts, insurance companies, and potential employers. There are four types of Texas driving records. Following are the driving records you can request for and obtain in Texas:
The first type of Texas driving record is status record. This type of driving record includes:
The three-year driving record is a three-year record of your driving history that shows:
This type of driving record contains the same things as the three-year record. However, there is one difference between the two: unlike the three-year record, the certified three-year record comes with a ?seal?.
The third type of Texas driving record is a certified complete abstract. This type of driving records contains your complete driving history.
There you have it?the four Texas driving records you can request for and obtain. There are two ways of obtaining the aforementioned driving records: by mail and online.
To request for and obtain your Texas driving record by mail, do the following:
Fill out the application form designated for obtaining a copy of your driver record form and mail it along with a self-addressed envelope and a pay order or cheque for the fee to:
Texas Department of Public Safety
P.O. Box 149008
Austin, TX 78714
The fee for status record is $4, $10 for certified complete abstract, $10 for certified three-year record and $6 for the uncertified three-year record.s
To access your driving record in Texas online, check the Texas DPS portal, enter the required information, and pay the relevant fee.
In addition to the above, you can access your Texas driving online through public databases. Call (512) 424-2600 to find out more.
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Last Updated: 2017-04-04