How to Find Someone By Driver License

By Jack Busch

Like a credit report, someone's driving record can speak volumes about her character. If you are an employer looking for a bit of insight on a candidate's past, or an insurance provider trying to determine a premium, you may want to know how to find someone by her driver license number.

Know your state. Each state varies in its laws about driving records. All states allow you to pull your own driving record for any reason. Many states allow third-parties to view driving records, but others bar access to driving records to anyone but the license holder.

Gather as much information as possible. The more information you know, the better chances of finding a record. Knowing which state your subject resides in and his driver's license number will serve you best. Date of birth, address and plate number will help as well.

Have a good reason. If you are a third party accessing a driver's record, you need to have an applicable reason (other than curiosity). Again, what constitutes fair use varies by state. In some jurisdictions, you must be a government agent or be researching fraud, while in others, you can qualify by being an employer or insurer.

Obtain the right forms. To save time, find out which forms you'll need ahead of time. You can often find these on the state's motor vehicle department's website. Have them filled out before proceeding to the next step.

File your request. In most cases, you can do this by mailing in your forms, but in some states, you can request a driver's record in person at the DMV. Depending on your state, you may have to wait two or more weeks to receive your results.

About the Author

Jack Busch graduated from University of Iowa in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in English with honors and has been publishing web content ever since. He has contributed to,, and various other tech websites. He also co-authored "Network Your Computer & Devices Step by Step" (Microsoft Press).