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Obtaining DMV Records

Driver/Vehicle Transcripts (Record Request)

Need a copy of your driving record? With Record Request, you can view your driver or vehicle transcript and/or have it mailed to you. Transcripts that are mailed are considered official copies and can be certified for an additional fee. The fee charged varies depending on whether the transcript is to be viewed and/or mailed, and certified.

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License Reinstatement Information (Compliance Summary)

Use the Compliance Summary to find out the specific information necessary to have your Virginia driver and/or registration privileges reinstated. The information includes:

  • Outstanding fees owed to DMV
  • Documentation required
  • Dates of any active suspension and/or revocation period
  • Pending requirements on outstanding suspensions/cancellations
  • Contact information to other entities, such as courts

DISCLAIMER: The compliance summary is not an official transcript of a person's driving record. It is a courtesy summary designed to assist in complying with the requirements associated with orders of revocation, suspension, disqualification or cancellation as of the date listed at the top of the compliance summary. To provide the court and other entities with detailed information on a person's driving history, the compliance summary should be accompanied by a driver transcript.

Vehicle History Reports

If you are planning to buy a used car, you should know that car's history. DMV's Prospective Purchaser Inquiry (PPI) provides information about the vehicle, including the odometer reading at time of titling, any special notes about water damage or demolition status, and any accident history. The PPI summary comes from Virginia DMV records only and does not contain personal information about the vehicle's previous owners.

Crash/Accident Reports

You may request a police crash report, once law enforcement has completed its investigation and submitted the report to DMV.

General Records and Privacy Information

By law, disclosure of personal information contained within Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) records is prohibited except as prescribed by federal and state privacy laws. For more information, see Release of DMV Information.