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Driving Records

North Carolina drivers can request online, by mail or in person a copy of their North Carolina driving record, which is a true representation of their driving history, as it appears in N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles records.

Driving records generally include:

  • Name and address
  • Driver license number, status (i.e., valid, expired, suspended, etc.) and expiration date
  • Motor vehicle-related convictions
  • Driver control actions (i.e., failure to yield, failure to give right of way, etc.)
  • Traffic wrecks information

The information is subject to change due to convictions, license suspensions, revocations or cancellations. Pending charges do not appear on a record.

Types of Records

​Driving Record​Description​Notes​Fee
​Certified true copy​Complete driver history primarily for official use by government agencies as well as federal, state and local courts​Online requests are mailed within 14 business days.

Requests made in person are issued immediately.
​$14
​Complete extract copy​Provided for a driver's personal records as well as for use by insurance companies and prospective employers​Online requests are available as PDF downloads.
​$10
​Limited extract copy ​A three-year history provided for a driver's personal records as well as for use by insurance companies and prospective employers

Limited extract copies are not available for purchase online

$10
​Address history
​Residential address history on file with NCDMV
​Not available online
​$13

Online Requests

Although a North Carolina driver license or ID is not necessary to order a driving record in person or by mail, the license holder and the requestor (if different) must have a valid North Carolina driver license or ID card when ordering online.

Any entity may request the driving record of an individual for a valid reason the Driver Privacy Protection Act.

The following information about the license holder is required:

  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • North Carolina driver license or ID card number
  • Social Security number, Individual Taxpayer Identification number or U.S. Visa number

Certified driving records that are requested online will be mailed to the requestor.

Requests by Mail & In Person

Ordering by Mail

To order a driver record by mail, fill out the appropriate forms below and mail them along with payment to the address listed on the form.

Please allow 10 business days from the time of receipt for the request to be processed.

To avoid delay or return of your request, ensure that forms are completely and correctly filled out and that your check or money order, made payable to NCDMV is signed.

Ordering in Person

To request a driving record in person, deliver the forms and payment to:

NCDMV Headquarters
1100 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27697

Certified driving records will be issued immediately.

Forms

​Form​Description
Affidavit for Name Change (DL-101)​Affidavit for name change form
​Official Driver Record Request Form (DL-DPPA-1)​Required for all driving record requests
Official Driver Record Request Form Continuation Sheet (DL-DPPA-1A)
Required if requesting more than five driver records
​Release of Driver Record (DL-DPPA-2) -English​ Required authorization if releasing a personal record to a third party
Release of Driver Record (DL-DPPA-2) -Spanish​Required authorization if releasing a personal record to a third party

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7/19/2018 12:38 PM

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