29May 2015

Whether you are requesting for your own driving record or someone else’s, you can order it through the Washington Department of Licensing (DOL). The Washington DOL offers the following types of driving records: Complete driving records, 3-year driving record abstracts, Employment driving records, Volunteer driver records and School bus driver records. Your Washington state driving record contains information about your driving history which includes convictions (including DUI convictions), traffic violations, traffic accidents, driver’s license suspensions, revocations, and cancellations and failures to appear in court.

In Washington you can only order for a copy of your driving record in person or by mail. You cannot order it from the Washington DMV online. To order for your driving record in person or by mail, you will need a completed Driving Record Request (Form DR-500-009). Be sure to include your mailing address and to indicate which driving record you are requesting. Take the form to your local Washington DOL office, or mail it to:

Driver Records
Department of Licensing
PO Box 3907
Seattle, WA 98124-3907

If you order for multiple driving records, you will need to a separate Driving Record Request (Form DR-500-009) for each request. The state does not provide free driving records. You will therefore have to pay a fee of $13.

You can order for another driver’s driving record if you are or part of any of the following:

  • Attorney.
  • Law enforcement or government agency.
  • Employer pre-employment screenings or background checks.
  • Insurance company.
  • Transit authority agency.
  • Volunteer organization.
  • School district.
  • State college or university.

Visit the Washington Department of Licensing for more information.

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