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Driver Records

You may request either a certified or an uncertified copy of your driver record from DC DMV. To protect the privacy of individuals, DC DMV does not provide driver record information over the telephone, and will only release driver records to the driver—with some exceptions noted below.

You may request an uncertified or a certified driver record online. DC DMV complies with federal regulations regarding the use of credit cards, so to utilize the online services and pay with a credit card, use browsers with minimum version requirements, such as:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Apple Safari

To request your driver record online, please use one of the links below:

In addition to online, you may also request an uncertified or certified copy of your 3-, 5-, 10-year, or full-history driver record by mail or in person at a designated DC DMV service center. A certified driver record contains the DC DMV stamp and is required for most official purposes.

To request a copy of your driver record by mail, send a letter and applicable fees to:

Attn: Driver Records
PO Box 90120
Washington, DC 20090

If you mail your application to the DC DMV, your transaction will be processed and mailed to you within 7–10 business days from the time your transaction is received at the DC DMV. You can also visit a DC DMV service center. A list of service centers is available at the link below:

You will need to enclose or bring documentation of your full name, date of birth, Social Security number, driver license number (if it differs from your Social Security number), a photocopy of your proof of identification, and a check or money order payable to DC Treasurer. Information on the proof of identification required is available at the links below:

Driver record fees are determined based on the type of driver record requested. Information on DC DMV fees is available at the link below:

If you request your driver record online, you will receive it immediately at your email address. You will receive a copy of your driving record immediately if you request it in person. If you request your Driver Record by mail, it will be processed within 7–10 business days from receipt. Please allow up to 15 business days to receive your product before contacting DC DMV.

Obtain a Record for Someone Else

DC DMV protects the privacy of individuals by closely adhering to the federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act. DC DMV will release driver records only to the following requesters:

  • Driver, with proof of identity
  • Individual driver’s representative (for example, a spouse) with written authorization from the driver and a copy of the driver's proof of identification, bearing a discernable signature
  • Law enforcement representatives with documentation showing driver’s involvement in an investigation
  • Government entities, as part of an established activity requiring records (for example, security clearances, investigations, and recruitment)
  • Attorneys with written authorization from the client to obtain records
  • Insurance company representative with written authorization from the driver as part of an established investigation

All requesters must provide the driver's name, date of birth, and driver license or Social Security number.

Information on how to read a driver record is available at the link below:

Information on what a driver record contains is available in the video at the link below:

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