How to Request Your Connecticut Driving Records

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A driving record has many uses and to get a copy, the person applying for it must go through the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The request can come from the individual who needs a copy or from organizations.

Why Request a Driving Record

A driving record will contain information that can be used for many reasons. The file will include traffic violations, convictions, or driving record points. Reasons such as insurance adjustment, employment background check, or from a government agency are when a driving record is requested.

Insurance Premiums Adjustment

Some insurance will lower your premium rate after some time if you never received a ticket or been in an accident. Also, the report is used to determine if you had a claim or one was brought against you. Once you are cleared of any infraction, your rate may be entitled to a decrease.

Employment Background Check

Some employment requires a background check, and a driving record is one if the job requires driving. Again, the information in the driving report can determine if you get the job or not. If it demonstrates you have points on your license due to any violation, the chance of getting the job just diminished.

Government Agencies

Government agencies may request a copy of your driving records if it is a requirement. The copy can be used as a background check for a job or criminal proceedings in court. Regardless of the reasons, your driving record will provide information about your driving.

Requesting a Driving Record at the Connecticut DMV

Requesting a driving record can be done by mail or in person. Either way, there is necessary information the person or organization applying for the record must provide to DMV. If the applicant is an employer, a government agency, or another person who is seeking the driving record, then submits:

  • A completed Copy Records Request Form (J-23)
    • On the form check the Driving History¬†request under License Records
    • Identify and specify the code on the form
    • Complete section 1 and sign/date the application
  • Check payable to DMV with a value of $20
  • Copy of a valid photo ID such as:
    • Driver license
    • State-issued ID

Mailed the documents to:

Department of Motor Vehicles

Copy Records Unit

60 State Street

Wethersfield, CT 06161

Ordering Your Driving Record

If you want to order your driving record, follow the same procedure above, but instead of mailing in the documents, you can visit the nearest DMV office and submit them. You can also pay the fee while providing the materials.