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When ordered online, non-certified driving records are only available in Adobe PDF format. You will need a compatible PDF computer program, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, to open & print these documents.

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General Information

The Online Driving Record Request service allows North Carolina citizens to purchase a North Carolina driving record online.

A North Carolina driving record is a true representation of a driving history as it appears in the official records on file at the Division of Motor Vehicles.

Note: Please make sure you have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover credit or check card handy. No other forms of payment are accepted for online transactions.

Browse our Frequently Asked Questions for quick answers to common questions. If you need more help, you can also Contact Us with concerns or questions regarding the Online Driving Record Request service.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to request a Driving Record? 

To request a Driving Record via the Internet, you will be required to provide:

  • Your NC Driver License or ID Card Number (issued after January 2000).
  • Your Social Security Number or ITIN or U.S. Visa Number on file with DMV.
  • Your Date of Birth.

Note: Please make sure you have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover credit or check card handy. No other forms of payment are accepted for online transactions.

Where do I find the Date of Birth and NC Driver License/ID Card Number? 

Find Your NC Driver License Number

You may also find your Driver License Number on Personal Checks or Vehicle Insurance Policies.

Find Your DMV ID Card Number

You may also find your DMV ID Card Number on Personal Checks or Vehicle Insurance Policies.

What if I don't have a NC Driver License or ID Card Number? 

If you do not have your NC Driver License or ID Card Number, you can request the record you need by downloading the following form. You will need to fill out and mail the form to the address listed on the form.

Note: You will need a compatible PDF computer program, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, to download & print this document.

How do I search for a Driving Record? 

Before you conduct your search you must select the reason you are requesting the driving record. You will be required to select an Authorized Usage from the list provided.

As a part of your transaction, you must read - and accept - the certification of intended use which certifies that you have a legitimate need for this data, and that you are entitled to the information under one or more permissible uses set forth in the North Carolina Driver Privacy Protection Act. This information will be logged each time you conduct an online driving record search for auditing purposes.

If you select the first reason, for your own personal record, you will be restricted to requesting your own driving record. For all other reasons, you will next search for your requested driving records.

Your search criteria must supply all of the following pieces of information exactly as they appear in DMV records:

  • First and Last Name
  • NC Driver License or ID Card Number
  • SSN or ITIN or U.S. Visa
  • Date of Birth

Note: You may cancel your transaction at any time by clicking the cancel button located at the bottom of every page. If you cancel your transaction, none of the changes you make to your personal information will be recorded by NC DMV.

What Types of driving records are available and what are the fees? 

For each record you request, you will need to select the type of driving record requested. North Carolina offers two types of driving records through the Internet:

  • Certified Driving Records: Primarily used for official and court purposes. DMV will mail this record to you within 10 business days. The Cost is $11.
  • Non-Certified Driving Records: Primarily used for personal or informational purposes. This type of driving record is available to you at the conclusion of this transaction and must be printed by you or can be stored on your personal computer. The Cost is $8.

Note: Please make sure you have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover credit or check card handy. No other forms of payment are accepted for online transactions.

Who may request my driving record? Why do they want the information? 

Any entity may request a driving record of an individual if they have a valid reason under the North Carolina Driver Privacy Protection Act (DPPA). The entity must supply the required information necessary to conduct the search. View Authorized Usage list.

What does a driving record contain and what does it mean? 

The driving record is a true reproduction of a driving history as it appears in the official records on file at the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles. The record contains the following pertinent information:

  • Driver license demographic information - Including name and address and driver license number information.
  • Driver's license status and expiration date - The status may be valid, suspended, revoked, cancelled, no license, inactive, expired.
  • Convictions of the licensee - The department shall record a deferred imposition of sentence if the underlying offense is a felony. Also, forfeiture of bail or collateral deposited to secure a defendant appearance in court, which forfeiture has not been vacated.
  • Driver control actions - The department has the authority to take action under the law to suspend, revoke or cancel a driver's license.
  • Traffic accidents in which the licensee was involved.
If there is an error on my driving record what can I do? Who do I contact? 

Contact the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles, Records Division by Clicking Here.

Information must include:

  • Full Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
What electronic format are online non-certified driving records available in? 

When ordered online, non-certified driving records are only available in Adobe PDF format. You will need a compatible PDF computer program, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader,to view & print these documents.

What web browsers can I use to access the Driving Record Request system? 

Our online services support modern browsers, including Internet Explorer 8 and up, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Apples's Apple Safari. In addition it is supported on modern mobile browsers like Safari, Chrome, and Android browser.