How to Request Your Louisiana Driving Records
If you need to obtain your driving records in Louisiana, you can either pay a visit to the Louisiana OMV in person, go online, or submit your request by mail. The driving record in Louisiana is called an official driving record (ODR). It provides a history of all your violations, accidents and tickets issued over the past few years. It is very similar to a credit report and employers, attorneys or insurance companies may request your driving records for screening from the OMV for verification and legal purposes.
How to Obtain Louisiana Driving Records Online
Your official driving records can be viewed on a computer or printed within 30 days. Please visit the Louisiana DMV website. Be sure to have the following handy:
- Name, address, date of birth, license class, and driver license number
- Printer to print record out
- Mailing address
- Credit/debit card to pay with
How to Obtain Louisiana Driving Records via Mail and In Person
It is essential to please do the following:
- Complete the Louisiana ODR Request Form (Form R0800)
- Provide a check or money order for your driving record fee
- Mail application to:
Office of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 64886
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
- Or submit in person at one of the following Louisiana DMV locations:
o Baton Rouge.
o Lake Charles.
How to Order Louisiana Records for Someone Else
It is possible to order driving records of another Louisiana driver if you have authorized use under the Federal Driver Privacy Protection Act. The groups listed below have authority to obtain anyone’s driving records:
- Government agencies
- Employers and businesses who need to perform background checks
- Insurance companies that are investigating claims and adjusting policy rates
It is also possible to request someone else’s record by giving written permission from the individual on the record.
How Much It Costs to Order Louisiana Driving Records
To cost of purchasing an official driving record depends on how you order it. For example, ordering online is $16 plus a $2 electronic commerce fee. If you order by mail or in person, it is $16. The OMV accepts only credit and debit cards online. If you are paying by mail, only check and money order is taken. And if you go in person to the OMV, cash, check, money order and credit and debit card are accepted.