In Wisconsin, you can request your driving record or that of other drivers from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles. This record contains your driving history including your driver’s license suspensions, revocations, accidents caused, citations and other information. It is important to order your Wisconsin driving record because they can be used:
- To investigate your claims or adjust your car insurance policy
- In court arbitration proceedings
- By employers when conducting pre-employment screenings.
Types of Wisconsin Driving Records
The following are different types of Wisconsin driving records that you can request:
- Certified driving record: This record is not available online and it is commonly used by government agencies for official purposes.
- Non-certified driving record.
- Online driving record abstract.
Information of your Wisconsin driving records
- Your full names, date of birth and address
- Your Wisconsin driver’s license number
- Any previous names
- Dates and descriptions of any past convictions, traffic violations, traffic accidents and driver’s license suspensions, restrictions and cancellations.
Most accidents and violations committed stay in your driver’s record for 5 years.
Driving Record Points
In Wisconsin, you earn points when you violate any traffic regulations. These points remain in your driving record and may increase your car insurance rates, lead to fines or vehicle registration suspension. If you have accumulated 12 points or more within 1 year, you driver’s license will be suspended. If you want more information on this issue visit the Wisconsin Suspended License page. You can take a traffic school course to have those points removed from your Wisconsin driving record. This course can be taken only once in three years.
Employer, Insurance Agency and Attorney Requests
Under Driver’s Privacy Protection Act, attorney, employer or insurance company may request someone else 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.
You can only request another person’s Wisconsin driving record in person or through mail. You will receive the record requested in mail.
Order your driving record by Mail
You can request your Wisconsin driving record by mail. To do so you will need to:
- Fill and complete Form MV2896 (Driver Record Information Request)
- A check for the fee
- Collect proof of identity, such as ID card, Driver’s license or Passport.
Send the above package to: Department of Transportation P.O. Box 7995 Madison, WI 53707 You will receive your driving record in the mail.
Order in Person
You can also request your Wisconsin driving record in person by visiting the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles. You are supposed to take with you:
- Form MV2896 (Driver Record Information Request)
- A check for the fee
- Proof of identity, such as ID card, Driver’s license or Passport.
You can also request your Wisconsin driving record online through the Wisconsin DOT website. You will be asked to provide the following information:
- Your driver’s license number
- Your Social Security number (SSN)
- Your date of birth
- A credit or debit card for the fee.
When you fill in all the information and submit it, you will get a PDF form of your Wisconsin driving record which you may choose to print or save in your PC.
Fees for WI Driving Records
Your Wisconsin driving record fees depend on the type of record requested:
- $12 for certified driving record
- $7 for non-certified driving record
- $5.50 for online driving record abstract.
Accepted Forms of Payment
- For online request, only credit cards are accepted
- In person cash, check or credit card are accepted
- For mail request, check payable to Registration Fee Trust are accepted.
Correcting errors on your Wisconsin Driving Record
If you find errors on your Wisconsin driving record, contact the Wisconsin DMV Office to get it corrected. You can reach them at: (608) 266-2353.