13May 2015

Whether you are applying for auto insurance or you are in the process of seeking new employment or you just want to check the status of your driving history, drivers in Connecticut have the opportunity to order for their DMV driving record.

The Connecticut driving record contains information about your traffic violations, convictions, driver’s license classification and endorsements, suspensions, revocations and cancellations, auto accidents and the accumulation of points that you have received against your driver’s license.

You can only order a copy of your driving record in person or by mail. You cannot order your driving record online. To order your driving record by mail, you need to complete a Copy Records Request Form, submit a copy of your photo ID and include a check payable to “DMV.”  Then mail the above to:

Department of Motor Vehicles
Copy Records Unit
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT 06161

To order in person, you need to complete a Copy Records Request Form (J-23) and provide a valid form of identification, such as your passport, driver’s license or non-driver ID card. The application takes about two to three weeks to be processed. To obtain your driving record either in person or by mail, the state of Connecticut charges a fee of $20. A free driving record for Connecticut drivers are only available from 3rd party free providers online.

In Connecticut you cannot obtain the driving record of another driver unless your request falls under the permitted uses, which are: courts and government agencies, employers verifying information during background checks, insurance agencies adjusting policy rates or investigating claims and if you have a written consent from the driver on the record. For more information visit the Department of Motor Vehicles website.