The Michigan Department of State (DOS) maintains all driving records and handles record requests. A Michigan driving record shows any convictions for moving violations and points received, accidents for which you received a violation conviction, suspension or revocation of your driver’s license, drunk driving (DUI) violations and tickets for civil violations.
You can order for a copy of your driving record in person, by mail, by phone or by fax. You can order for your driving record in person at any DOS branch office or the Secondary Complex in Lansing. To do so, you will have to provide your driving license and the applicable fee. To request for a driving record by mail, you have to complete a Michigan Department of State – Requesting Your Own Record form (FormBDVR-153). Then mail the request to:
Michigan Department of State
Record Lookup Unit
7064 Crowner Drive
Lansing, MI 48918-1502
Requests by mail may take up to 8 weeks to process. Driving record requests are available by phone only if you are requesting for your own record and you will receive it at the address on file with the Michigan Department of State. To order by phone, call the Michigan DOS Record Lookup Unit at (517) 322-1624. To request by fax, you have to complete a Michigan Department of State – Requesting Your Own Record Form (BDVR-153) and fax the request to (517) 322-1181. Requests by fax take up to 8 weeks to process. The state of Michigan does not offer free driving records, the charges for obtaining your driving record vary depending on the type of record you order, for an unofficial driving record the charges are $8 and for a certified driving record the charges are $9.
The Michigan DOS considers driving records private and confidential and therefore they can only release another driver’s driving record if you provide a written consent. Visit The Michigan Department of State for more information.