The Federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act requires that personal information in Division of Motor Vehicle records be closed to the public. Personal information from these records, however, may be released to individuals or organizations that qualify.
Please note: A North Carolina motor vehicle record (MVR) is a driving record, vehicle record or crash report. The manner in which MVR information may be released is regulated by the Federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (or DPPA), 18 USC 2721-2725 and North Carolina G.S. 20-43.1.
An individual requesting their personal motor vehicle records in person must complete the appropriate forms and present a valid ID. An individual requesting a personal motor vehicle record on another’s behalf must also provide a written, signed, and notarized statement from the individual to whom the personal records belong, giving the requestor their permission to receive the records.
Ordering by Mail
To order a vehicle record by mail, fill out the Request for Motor Vehicle Information (MVR-605A) form and mail the form along with payment (see fees below) 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 vehicle record in person, submit the Request for Motor Vehicle Information (MVR-605A) form and payment to:
Raleigh Central Services/License Plate Agency
4121 New Bern Ave. (Go to the door that reads Vehicle Registration, NOT Driver License)
Raleigh, NC 27616
Customers or businesses requesting five records or less in person can receive them immediately, but larger requests will need to be mailed in to the DMV.