21May 2015

Whether you are an attorney, employer, law enforcement agency, a driver or an insurance company, you can request New Jersey driving records through the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC). The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission offers three types of driving records: The Non-certified driving records, which can be viewed online only, it is not acceptable by courts and insurance companies as proof of driving history. Certified 5-year driver records, which are used by insurance companies and employers for pre-employment screening or background checks. And certified complete driving records, which are used for official purposes. A certified driving record contains the following information: Accidents, traffic violations, driver’s license suspensions, driving record points, fee payment history and the type of violation and the date it occurred.

You can order for   a copy of your driving record online, by mail or in person. To order online, you must first register for a NJ DMV online User ID by visiting My MVC website then provide your NJ MVC user ID, NJ driver’s license number and the last 4 digits of your Social Security number (SSN). To order by mail, you will need to have a completed Driver History Abstract Request (Form DO-21) and a copy of your NJ driver license. Mail the above information to:

NJ Motor Vehicle Commission
Abstract Unit
225 East State Street
P.O. Box 142
Trenton, New Jersey 08666-0142

To order in person, visit your local NJ DMV office and submit a completed Driver History Abstract Request (Form DO-21) and your driver license. The state does not provide free driving record; you will therefore have to pay a fee of $15.

You can only request for another driver’s driving record if you are an attorney, an insurance company, court or law enforcement agency, an employer and if you have written consent from the driver. For more information visit the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.

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