Virginia driving record is a document that shows your driving history over a certain period of time. This history includes your suspensions, convictions, traffic accidents, tickets and other information. You can request this document from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Continue reading this article to learn more about Virginia driving records, how you can order those records, their uses and much more.

Types of Virginia Driving Records

There are two main categories of Virginia Driving Records issued by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). One is certified records and the other is non-certified records. Below is a breakdown of these two categories:

  • Personal use driving record: This is an 11 years of driver history that you can order for personal use only.
  • Employment driving record: This is a 7 years of driver history that is used by employers when doing background checks.
  • Insurance driving record: This is a 5 years of driver history issued to insurance companies for the purpose of calculating driver’s insurance premiums.
  • Habitual offender restoration driving record: This is an 11 years of driver history which is used by courts to determine the fate of your driver’s license restoration.

NOTE: You can obtain a non-certified Virginia driving record from a third-party advertiser.

Driving Record information

Your Virginia driving record contains information about your driving history, including:

  • Personal information
  • Traffic accidents
  • Traffic convictions
  • Status of your Virginia driver license
  • Driver license revocations, suspensions and cancellations
  • Points on your driver’s license.

NOTE: Traffic convictions and accidents stay on your driving record for 60 months after the incident or 60 months after reinstatement.

Who Sees Your Virginia Driving Record?

Under the Driver Privacy Protection Act (DPPA); your driving record will only be released if they are requested by:

  • Individuals with written consent from you
  • Employers of commercial driver license holders
  • Insurance or rental car companies
  • Government agencies or law enforcement.

NOTE: If you are an instructor in a public or public driving school, an instructor in a commercial driving school or a school bus driver, your Virginia driving record will also be sent to the school if you receive more than 6 points on your record.

Ordering Your Virginia Driving Record

You can request your Virginia driving record by mail, in person or online. You can also order non-certified driving record from third-party providers.

Online

To obtain your Virginia driving record online, register and obtain an account at MyDMV Online System. You will need to provide:

  • Your Social Security number (SSN) or customer number from your driver’s license
  • Payment.

You will be able to view your driving record or choose an option to have it mailed to you.

In Person

You can also visit your local Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles to obtain your driving record. You will need to take with you:

  • Form CRD 93 (Virginia Information Request Form) filled and completed
  • Proof of your identity (your driver’s license or Identification card)
  • Payment (check the fees section).

By Mail

You can also order your Virginia driving license by mail. You will need to provide:

  • Form CRD 93 (Virginia Information Request Form) filled and completed
  • Proof of your identity (your driver’s license or Identification card)
  • Payment (check the fees section).

Mail your package to: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Attention: Vehicle (Driver) Records Work Center P.O. Box 27412 Richmond, VA 23269 You driving record will be mailed to you within two weeks.

Virginia Driving Records Fees

Fees for your Virginia driving record vary depending on the type of record requested.

  • $8 for uncertified records ordered by mail or in person
  • $7 for uncertified records requested online
  • Additional $5 fee for certified records.

No charge Requests

There is no charge for driving records requests by:

  • Federal, state, or local governmental agencies, such as courts
  • Volunteer Fire Company
  • Rescue squad
  • Local government self-insurance pool
  • Special advocate program.

Reduced Fee

You are eligible to receive your driving record at a reduced fee if you are a member of the following organizations:

  • Big Sisters or Big Brothers of America (Virginia affiliate)
  • Compeer (Virginia affiliate)
  • Volunteer vehicle operator working with American Red Cross in Virginia, Faith in Action or Civil Air Patrol in Virginia.

Accepted Payment Methods

Payment for your Virginia driving records can be made online through electronic check or credit or debit card. If you are requesting your record in person you can use cash, check, electronic check, money order, credit card or debit card. For mail request, you can use check or money order payable to Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

Correct Your Driving Record

If there are errors in your Virginia driving record, contact the Virginia DMV office to have them corrected. It is important to ensure all information in your driving record is accurate since incorrect records may impact you negatively.

Points on Your Driving Record

You will earn “safe driving point” in your driving record if you operate your vehicle for a full calendar year without suspensions or violating traffic rules. You can also earn safe driving points if you complete a driver improvement clinic.

National Driver Register Records

The National Driver Register is a database that keeps driving history of all drivers, including driver license suspensions or serious traffic convictions. Employers may also request driving records of their employees from NDR.

Employer Requests

If you’re an employer ordering a National Driver Register record of a prospective or current employee, you must fill and complete Form DL 55 (National Driver Register File Check Employer Request). They can do so:

  • In person at a local Virginia Division of Motor Vehicle office with proof of their identity
  • By mail to the Virginia Division of Motor Vehicle via the address listed on the form.

Individual Requests

To order a copy of your own National Driver Register record, you must complete Form DL 55 (National Driver Register File Check Employer Request) and submit it either:

  • In person at a local Virginia Division of Motor Vehicle office with proof of your identity
  • By mail to the Virginia Division of Motor Vehicle via the address listed on the form (your signature must be notarized).