In Connecticut, you can request your driving record or that of other drivers from the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Your Connecticut driving record contains details on your driving history, including your driver’s license suspensions, revocations, accidents caused, citations and other information. This record will help:

  • Investigate your insurance claims or adjust your insurance policy
  • They can be requested by employers to use them as a tool for pre-employment background checks
  • Courts may also request them to use in arbitration proceedings
  • Government agencies.

Types of Connecticut driving records

The following are two types of Connecticut driving records that you can request from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Connecticut:

  • Non-certified records
  • Certified driving records.

Driving Record Points

When you cause an accident or violate traffic laws, the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicle will assign points to your driving record. Accumulated points can lead to driver’s license suspension, revocations, fines and higher insurance rates.

Ordering your own driving record

You can order your own driving record by mail or in person.

By Mail

You can order your own Connecticut driving record by mail. You will need:

  • To fill and complete form J-23 (Records Request Form)
  • A copy of your valid photo ID (Driver license, Non-driver ID card, Passport)
  • A Check of $20 payable to Connecticut DMV.

Mail the above package to: Department of Motor Vehicles Copy Records Unit 60 State Street Wethersfield, CT 06161 You will receive your Texas driving record after 5 weeks. If you need multiple Connecticut driving records, submit additional forms.

In person

You can order your own Connecticut driving record in person. You will need:

  • To Fill and complete form J-23 (Records Request Form)
  • Look for a copy of your valid photo ID (Driver license, Non-driver ID card, Passport)
  • A Check of $20 payable to Connecticut DMV.

Submit the above application in person at your local Connecticut DMV office.

Requesting another person’s driving record

You can request the driving record of another person if your request falls under the permitted uses such as:

  • By Government agencies to be used in official business
  • By court to use them in arbitration proceedings
  • By insurance companies to use them when determining your insurance premiums
  • By employers to use when conducting pre-employment background check
  • Individuals with written consent from the person whose record is being requested.

NOTE: The procedure of requesting another person’s driving record is exactly similar to requesting your own records, except you need to provide written consent from the person whose record you are requesting. You also need to provide your personal information and that of the other person whose record you are requesting.

Correcting Errors on Your Connecticut Driving Record

If you find errors on your Connecticut driving record, contact the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to have those errors removed. Use the following contact info: Phone: (800) 842-8222 or (860) 263-5700 (out of state). E-mail: [email protected]