29May 2015

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT), Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is responsible for keeping and issuing of driving records. The Wisconsin DMV offers three types of driving records: Certified driving record, Non-certified driving record and Online driving record abstract. The Wisconsin driving records contain: Your name and address, your WI driver’s license number, your date of birth, any of your former names, dates and descriptions of your past: Traffic violations (including DUI), convictions, traffic accidents, driver’s license restrictions, suspensions, and cancellations.

You can order your Wisconsin driving record either by mail, in person or online. To order for your driving record in person, visit a Wisconsin DMV office and submit a completed Vehicle/Driver Record Information Request (Form MV2896). To order online, visit the WI DOT website and provide: Your WI driver’s license number, your Social Security number (SSN) and your date of birth. To order by mail, you will need a completed Vehicle/Driver Record Information Request (Form MV2896) and a check for the required fee. Mail your application and payment to:

Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 7995
Madison, WI 53707

The state does not provide free driving records; the fee payable depends with the type of driving record you are ordering:

  • Certified driving record: $12.
  • Non-certified driving record: $7.
  • Online driving record abstract: $5.

You can order for another driver’s driving record if you fall under one of the following authorized categories:

  • Insurance agencies investigating claims and adjusting policy rates.
  • Government agencies and federal, local, and state courts.
  • Employers conducting background checks.

For more information visit the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT).

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