How to Get a Copy of Your Lifetime Driving Record

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Contact your state's motor vehicle department (DMV) or visit your state's DMV website and ask for a driving record request form.

Fill out the driving record request form. Some states, such as Texas, allow you to fill out the form online. Other states may require paper applications. Typically, you must provide your name, address, date of birth and driver's license number. Some states may ask the reason for the request.

Pay the request fee. Fees vary by state and are subject to change. In Massachusetts, for example, it cost $20 to receive a complete driving record in 2010.

Wait for the state DMV to process your order and send you your request. Typically, you can expect the record with two weeks after you apply.


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Based in Traverse City, Mich., George Lawrence has been writing professionally since 2009. His work primarily appears on various websites. An avid outdoorsman, Lawrence holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in both criminal justice and English from Michigan State University, as well as a Juris Doctor from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he graduated with honors.

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