Iowa Driving Records: Obtaining a Copy Online, In-Person, or By Mail

Your driving records, or DOT 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.

Others may request your records like employers, law enforcement, insurance companies, and others.

Getting your IA driver’s records can be done online, in-person, and by mail. This short article shares how you can request driving records from the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT).

Getting Your Iowa Driving Record: Step-by-Step

Iowa offers a certified driving record. This record is an official record sharing the past 5 years of your driving history. You will pay $5.50 per record regardless of how it’s obtained.

You can request these documents through the Iowa DOT to get official, certified documents. Or, use third-party providers to get unofficial IA 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 IA DMV.

Driver Record Request in Person

You will:

  1. Visit an IA DOT office
  2. Download a Privacy Act Agreement For Request of Motor Vehicle Records (431069)
  3. Fill in Section A and D
  4. Provide your license or ID
  5. Pay the $5.50 record fee

Driver Record Request by Mail

Include the completed 431069 form and write a check covering your fees to “Treasurer, State of Iowa”.

Send your documents to:

Driver & Identification Services

Iowa Department of Transportation

P.O. Box 9204

Des Moines, IA 50306

Driver Record Request Online

You can request your personal records online (not others) by doing the following:

  1. Visit the IA DOT website
  2. Fill in your personal information
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts
  4. Pay the $5.50 and $1.50 service fee

Download and print your records else follow the on-screen prompts.

Requesting Records of Others

You may request other drivers’ records given you’re doing so as a govt agent, verifying information for criminal/civil legal actions, are an insurance agent, or doing a background check. You’ll include the driver’s name, license number, and date of birth when processing the request.

You will either file the Form 431069 or get written consent.

You can request others driving records through in-person and by mail methods, only.

Making Corrections to Iowa 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!