How to Request Your District of Columbia Driving Records

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Your driving records, or DMV records, is the state’s collection of your driving history.

Your driving history can include anything from a vehicle’s registration, convictions, and license status to point violations like from unpaid tickets and more.

District of Columbia will provide:

  • Certified
  • Non-certified

These records could include a 3, 5, 10, or complete history of your driver record. The official, certified documents include a DMV stamp used for official purposes.

Record cost:

  • $7 for 3- or 5-year history
  • $13 for 10-year or complete history

Getting your DC driver’s records can be done in person, online, and by mail. This article shares how you can request records from the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Getting Your District of Columbia Driving Record: Step-by-Step

You can request documents through the District of Columbia DMV to get official, certified documents. Or, use third-party providers to get unofficial DC driver documents. These third-party providers can save time and hassle when getting your driver information.

Below, you’ll learn how to request official documents through the DC DMV.

Requesting Your Motor Vehicle Record in Person

Rather get your records in person? You will:

  1. Go to a DC DMV office
  2. Provide proof of identification
    1. Name
    2. Date of birth
    3. License number
    4. Social Security number
    5. Photo-copy of your ID
  3. Request which record you need
  4. Pay the driver record fee

Requesting Your Motor Vehicle Record Online

You can only request a limited driver abstract online.

  1. Go to the DC DMV record request page
  2. Enter your information
    1. Name, license #, SSN, etc.
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts
  4. Submit your payment
  5. Get your records:
    1. Print
    2. Download
    3. E-mail
    4. Mail

Requesting Your Motor Vehicle Record by Mail

You will:

  1. Write a written request including your personal information
    1. Name
    2. Date of birth
    3. Social security number
    4. License number
    5. Driver record type needed
  2. Include a photocopy of your ID, like:
    1. License
    2. Passport
    3. Birth certificate
  3. Include a check or money order
    1. Address to: Department of Motor Vehicles

The documents will go to:


ATTN: Driver Records

PO Box 90120

Washington, DC 20090

Found Something Wrong on Your District of Columbia Driving Records?

If you notice errors, contact your local DMV and inquire the erogenous information. This may include the need to update your information on file. The driving record is a handy set of documents for many DMV and/or court purposes – so keep them nearby in case you need them fast!