If you need your Georgia driving record, you can request it from the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS). This record is important to employers and insurance companies, as well as you as an individual. Continue reading this article to get more information about Georgia driving record, how you can obtain it, fees involved and much more.

Information of your Driving History Report

Georgia MVR or Georgia driving record is a comprehensive report that provides details of your driving history. Among other things, this record shows:

  • Violation points against your license
  • Tickets that have been issued to you
  • Accidents in which you’ve been involved
  • Suspensions or revocations of your license.

Who Sees Your Georgia MVR?

There are many reasons why you or other entities can request your Georgia driving record:

  • To check its accuracy or check for identity theft
  • Employers may request your driving records when conducting pre-employment screening
  • Courts may also request your record to use it in its proceedings
  • Insurance companies also may request your driving record to use them when calculating your insurance premiums.

Types of Georgia Driver Records

The following are two types of Georgia driving records that you may request from the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS).

  • Non-certified MVR
  • Certified MVR.

Non-certified Motor Vehicle Records can be viewed and downloaded online. These records are not official. So you cannot submit them for official use. Certified Georgia driving records cannot be viewed online. This record is only obtained by mail or in person.

Employer, Insurance Agency and Attorney Requests

Attorney, employer or insurance company may request someone else’s driving record. So in general someone else’s driving record can be requested:

  • 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.

NOTE: For the entities above, they must follow the outlined steps when requesting driving records of other individuals. They must include their company’s information, mailing address and provide the personal information of the driver whose record is being requested.

Ordering Your Georgia Motor Vehicle Record

You can order your Georgia driving record online, by mail or in person.

Online

To view and download non-certified Georgia driving record:

  • Visit Georgia Department of Driver Services Driving History Report page
  • Follow the instructions to obtain your non-certified driving record for viewing or downloading.

To order a certified driving record online:

  • Visit Georgia Department of Driver Services Driving History Report page
  • Follow the instructions to obtain your certified driving record
  • Your driving record will be mailed to you within 7 working days.

Your Georgia MVR fee depends on the record requested:

  • $6 for a 3-year MVR
  • $8 for a 7-year MVR.

A credit card is accepted as a payment method when using online option to obtain certified or non-certified records. You also have the option to pay by mail. More details are provided when you login.

By Mail

You can also obtain your Georgia driving record by mail. You will need to download and fill Form DDS-18 if you are requesting a 3-year or 7-year MVR. Include all of the following information and items asked and mail your package to: Georgia Department of Driver Services MVR Request PO Box 80447 Conyers, GA 30013 You will receive your driving record within 7 days from the date you submitted your request. Payment fee is similar to when you request online. You can choose to pay through check, cashier’s check or money order payable to the Department of Driver Services.

In Person

You may also opt to request your Georgia driving record in person. You will need to download and fill Form DDS-18 and take it in person to the Department of Driver Services Customer Service Center. Remember to carry proof of identity. You will also need to pay the required fee as explained above. You will be issued with a copy of your Georgia driving history report immediately.

Order Someone Else’s Driving Record

You may request another person’s Georgia driving history in person or by mail. The procedures are almost the same but in both ways; you must provide a written consent from the person whose record you are requesting. You must also include your personal information and that of the other person whose record you are requesting.

Correcting Errors on Your Georgia Driving Record

If you find errors on your Georgia Driving Record, contact the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) to have those errors corrected. You can reach them at (678) 413-8400.