How to Request Your North Carolina Driving Records

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.

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

Getting your NC driver’s records can be done online, in-person, and by mail. This short article shares how you can request driving records in North Carolina.

Getting Your NC Records: Step-by-Step

Here’s what you should know when requesting records:

  • Certified true copy – Complete driver history for official use
  • Complete extract copy – Driver personal records for insurance companies or employers
  • Limited extract copy – A 3-year history for insurance/employers (not available online)
  • Address history – A history of the residential address on file

Fees for the driving history report includes:

  • Certified true: $14
  • Complete extract: $10
  • Limited extract: $10
  • Address history: $13

You can request these documents through the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles to get official, certified documents. Or, use third-party providers to get unofficial NC driver documents.

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

Driver Record Request Online

For certified copies from the DMV:

  1. Visit the NC DOT Driver’s Records
  2. Enter your information:
    1. Name
    2. Birthday
    3. License or ID #
    4. SSN, Tax ID, or U.S. Visa #
  3. Pay the fees
  4. Print or download the records

Driver Record Request in Person or By Mail

To get a driving record at a DMV or by mail:

  1. Download and fill out the appropriate NC driving record form:
    1. Affidavit for Name Change (DL-101)
    2. Official Driver Request Form (DL-DPPA-1)
    3. Release of Driver Record (DL-DPPA-2) or (DL-DPPA-2, Spanish)
  2. Deliver the forms to the DMV or mail them
  3. Pay for the records or include a check or money order made to the NCDMV

If mailing, send these items to:

NCDMV Headquarters

1100 New Bern Avenue

Raleigh, NC 27697

You should receive your records within 10 days of them being processed.

Found Something Wrong on Your North Carolina 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!