How to Get a Print Out of My Driving Record

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A driver may need to a written copy of his driving record from the Department of Motor Vehicles. This may be requested by a potential employer who is seeking to ensure that you have a clean record and are not a liability if you are driving company vehicles. Another reason for obtaining a driving record is to obtain insurance from a new company. Obtaining a DMV printout of your driving record is possible in a few ways.

Call your local DMV or walk in to the nearest branch and ask to set up an appointment to get a printout of your record. An appointment saves the possibility of a several hour wait in line to request the printout.

Request and fill out completely form INF 1124, a Request For a Driver Record.

Arrive on time for your appointment. If you are more than f minutes late, it is likely your appointment will be rescheduled.

Turn in your completed forms, present identification and pay the fee (which varies by state). In California it is $5, as of March 2011. Once the fee is paid, the printout is run and will be given to you to take with you.

Download form INF 1125 from the DMV website in your state, if it is inconvenient to reach a field office, or you are not in the state in which you are licensed. Complete the INF 1125 form or prepare a written request, including your name, date of birth, Social Security number, driver license number and your signature, along with a check or money order for whatever cost is stated on the website, and mail to the address on the DMV website.

Send a written request to the DMV with information including your name, date of birth, Social Security number and your drivers license number, if you are unable to download the INF 1125. Sign the request and send it with the fee for the printout, which varies by state.


  • When making payment to the DMV, you are making it to a government office. If your check does not clear, you risk legal actions by the DMV, including suspension of license.


  • The forms of payment accepted by the Department of Motor Vehicles are cash, personal check, money order, ATM/debit Cards. Most DMVs will not accept credit cards.



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Nadelee Kendrick has been writing professionally since 1981. Her work has been published in "McCalls," "Readers Digest," "Woman's Day" and "Woman's World." Kendrick earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University, Chico.

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