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Ordering Driver Records

An individual can order a driver record online or by mail. Driver records are not available in driver license offices.

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 Driver Records


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Companies that want to order driver records may email License and Record Service for information.

Order a Driver Record by Mail

To order a type 1, 2, 2A, 3 or 3A driver record by mail, follow the instructions on the driver record request form (PDF).

To order a certified abstract of driving record (type AR) follow the instructions on the certified abstract request form (PDF).

If the driver record has not been received three weeks after the date it was ordered, contact Customer Service.

Driver Record Types

Driver Record Type Table

Driver Record Type

Information

Type 1
Status record

  • Date of birth, license status, home address and original Texas driver license application date.

Type 2
3-year history

  • Type 1 information, plus
  • List of crashes (if a ticket was received), and all moving and nonmoving violations for three years from date of offense.

Type 2A
Certified 3-year history

  • Certified version of type 2.
  • This record type cannot be used for a defensive driving course (DDC).

Type 3
List of all crashes and violations

  • Type 1 information, plus
  • List of all crashes (even if no ticket was received), and all moving and nonmoving violations in the record.
  • Type 3 is provided only to the person the record belongs to.
  • This record type cannot be used for a defensive driving course (DDC).

Type 3A
Certified list of all crashes and violations

  • Certified version of type 3.
  • Type 3A is provided only to the person the record belongs to.
  • This is the only record type that can be used for a defensive driving course (DDC).

Type AR
Certified abstract of complete driver record

  • Type 3 information, plus
  • All suspensions in the record.
  • Type AR contains all information in a driver record.

For questions about Crash Reports and Records, contact the Texas Department of Transportation.

Driver Record Monitoring (DRM)

As of October 2014, per legislative directive, the Department is developing the Request for Offer necessary for the implementation of the Driver Record Monitoring pilot, tentatively scheduled for summer 2015.  The Department will publish the RFO to solicit participation of three eligible vendors in the pilot in the Texas Register, which may be found at www.sos.state.tx.us.  Upon successful completion of the pilot, tentatively scheduled for one year, the Department will proceed with full implementation where it may contract with all eligible companies to provide driver record monitoring services, including information from driver license records.

The next update regarding the status of implementation will occur in November 2014.