If a Utah driver’s license holder has traffic violations, such as a DUI or a speeding ticket, and is unsure of their driving privilege status, they can conduct a check of their driving record through the Utah Department of Public Safety’s Driver License Division.
These records can be obtained online, in person or by mail by the driver’s license holder or an authorized individual.
Driver’s License Status Through Utah Driving Record
An individual can get either a non-certified driving record or a certified driving record through the Utah DMV. Utah driving records contain information about a driver’s violations, citations and convictions, including drug and alcohol violations, as well as driver license suspensions and revocations.
Individuals can order their own driving record online, by mail or in person through their local DMV office. A certified motor vehicle record (MVR) will take up to two weeks to process. If a driver has a commercial driver's license, they cannot order an MVR online; they must order it by mail or in person.
Ordering a Utah Driving Record
When ordering a driving record online, the applicant will visit the Utah DPS website and provide their:
- Full name.
- Birth date.
- Utah driver's license number and issue date.
- Social Security number (SSN).
- Credit/debit card number to pay fee.
If the credit card number does not match the information on the applicant’s Utah driver license record, they cannot order a driving record online.
When ordering a Utah driving record by mail or in person, the applicant must submit:
Obtaining a Certified Driving Record
If they seek a certified driving record, the applicant should submit their request to their local UT DPS office or the DPS’ Administrative Office in Salt Lake City at South 4501 South 2700 West, 1st floor. They can mail the form and the fee to the Utah Department of Public Safety, Driver License Division, P.O. Box 144501, Salt Lake City, UT 84114.
Requesting Another Person’s Driving Record
In some circumstances, applicants can request another individual's Utah driving record if they are authorized to do so as an employee of certain entities:
- Government agencies.
- Law enforcement.
- Courts conducting official business.
- Lawyers working on court proceeding.
- Insurance agencies
Private individuals who have written consent from a driver can also request that person's MVR, but this cannot be done online.
Fees to Obtain State of Utah Driving Records
Fees for a Utah driving record are:
- Non-certified driving records: $8.
- Certified driving records:
- Up to 15 pages: $10.75
- 16-30 pages : $15.75
- 31-45 pages: $20.75
- 46 pages or more: $25.75
For MVR requests online, the UT DPS accepts credit/debit cards only. For in-person driving record requests, the DPS accepts cash, check, money order and credit/debit cards. When requesting a driving record by mail, fees are payable by check or money order only.
Michelle Nati is an associate editor and writer who has reported on legal, criminal and government news for PasadenaNow.com and Complex Media. She holds a B.A. in Communications and English from Niagara University.