13May 2015

The Illinois driving record also known as driving record abstract is provided by The Illinois Secretary of State (SOS) and it essentially shows the history of your driving within the state. Your driving record shows the following kinds of license verification and driving-related information: DMV points accumulated from applicable traffic infractions, traffic violations, including everything from speeding tickets to DUI convictions and your driver’s license suspensions, revocations, and cancellations.

The Illinois SOS only allows you to order driving record abstracts by mail or in person. To order your driving record in person, you need to visit any local Driver Services facility. Provide your identification then fill and submit a Driving Record Abstract Request Form (Form DSD DC 164). You will receive your driver abstract immediately. To order your driving abstract by mail, you need to fill the Driving Record Abstract Request Form (form DSD DC 164) and mail it to the Secretary of State, Driver Analysis Section. Your driving record will be mailed to you within 10 working days. The state of Illinois charges a small fee of $12 to obtain your driving abstract either by mail or in person. A free driving record or less expensive record can be obtained by beginning your investigation with the form above.

In Illinois it is possible to order another driver’s driving abstract but with notarized permission. When applying for another driver’s driving abstract, the request takes 15 business days to be processed and you will receive it by mail. Legal guardians and parents can access their teenager’s driving record online. For teenagers, it is free to obtain their driving records until they turn 18 years old.  Visit The Illinois Secretary of State for more information.


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