You may request a copy of your driving or vehicle record from DMV. Federal and state laws specify what information DMV keeps, how long it is kept and the circumstances under which it may be released.
The types of records, or transcripts, available are:
- Driver/Personal Use - For your personal use only; up to 11 years of your driving history
- Driver/Employment/School/Military - Contains up to 7 years of driving history; may be issued to you personally or to employers, schools, or branches of armed forces or their authorized agents upon written request; must be accompanied by a signed release authorizing them to obtain your record for the purpose of employment, school, or military enlistment.
- Driver/TNC – Contains up to 7 years of driving history; only requested and issued to Transportation Network Companies (TNC) for the purpose of employment.
- Driver/Insurance - A summary of your driving record for insurance purposes; up to a 5-year record
- Driver/Habitual Offender Restoration - Used to petition the court for restoration of your driver's license; up to a 11-year record
- Vehicle/Personal Use
DMV also provides driving records to employers participating in the Mandatory Driving Record Monitoring Program and the Voluntary Driving Record Monitoring Program.
Submitting the Request
There are three ways you may get a copy of your driver or vehicle record:
- Send a written request or Information Request (form CRD-93) to DMV along with the fee. Be sure to include your full name, address, social security number and the reason why you want your record.
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
Attention: Vehicle (Driver) Records Work Center
P. O. Box 27412
Richmond, VA 23269
- Visit a customer service center and present the appropriate identification (i.e., a valid driver's license or photo identification card) and the transcript fee.
If you are requesting a copy of your vehicle record, you must provide your vehicle title number and vehicle identification number (VIN), which are printed on your vehicle registration card, and certificate of title. Your vehicle record will reflect only the period that you have owned the vehicle.
You can find the transcript fees in the Customer Records section of "DMV Fees" (DMV-201).