15May 2015
May 15, 2015

A driving record is basically an official document that has information about your driving history. In Iowa, the Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Driver Services is responsible for issuing out driving records. A certified driving record shows your driving history for the last five years or more and includes the following information: traffic accidents that you have been involved in, traffic violations, convictions and license suspensions. It is easy to order for a free copy of your driving record.

You can order for your driving record in person, by mail or online. To order your driving record in person, you will have to visit your local Iowa DMV office, submit a completed Privacy Act Agreement for Request of Motor Vehicle Records by filling (Form 431069) and provide identification documents (a non-driver identification card or your driver’s license). To order for your driving license by mail, you need to mail the above information to:

Office of Driver Services
Iowa Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 9204
Des Moines, IA 50306

To order online, you need to visit the Iowa  myMVD website and enter your name, date of birth, last 5 digits of your Social Security number (SSN) and your Iowa driver’s license number or identification card number. The charges vary according to how you order for your driving record, the charges for ordering in person or by mail is $5.50, while online you will be charged $5.50 plus a service fee of $1.50, the state does not offer free driving records.

You can order another driver’s driving record but with their written consent. Additionally, the state allows Insurance companies, organizations, potential employers, and government agencies to order for driving records. For more information visit the Department of Transportation.

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