How To Obtain Your Indiana Driving Record
You’re able to order your driving record through the myBMV website or by visiting a local Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles office. This record has important information about you and your driving history. Normally, this information is used by insurance companies, government agencies and employers who would like to complete a background check.
Different people or agencies may request your driving history. It’s normal to see these individuals seek these records out in certified forms:
- Law enforcement officers
- Parents and legal guardians of those under 18
- Employers who would like to complete a background check on a prospective or current employee
- Government officials
- Government employees
- Government agencies
It’s not a bad idea to get your record and go over it, because errors can be made that could affect your employment opportunities or insurance rates.
Applying to Get the Driving Record
You can order your driving record online, in person or by mail. If you need an Official Driving Record, then you need to ask for it by mail or in person.
Online, you can get your record by visiting the myBMV website. Make an account online by inputting your driver’s license number, the first five digits of your zip code and the last four numbers of your Social Security number.
To get your record in person or by mail, you need to complete form 53789, which is the Request for Driver Records. Take the form to the BMV nearest to you or submit the form to the address listed.
To get your driving record, you should have your driver’s license or form of identification, know your zip code and have your Social Security number ready. You will also need to fill out form 53789 if you order the records through the mail or in person.
Fees for Getting Your Driving Record and Payment Methods
If you would like to get the official record of your driving history, you will need to pay $4. All other records are free. To pay for the official record, you will need to provide a debit card, credit card, or e-check to the BMV. If paying through the mail, you will need to enclose a money order or check made payable to “BMV.”
Types of Driving Records
There are two kinds of driving records in Indiana. These include viewable driving records and official records. You may need an official record if there is a need for a certified copy. For instance, if you need it for employment purposes, certified letters are usually preferred.
Your Official Driving Record, or ODR, is certified and comes with a certification letter for all official purposes. This is the record that costs $4. On the other hand, the Viewable Driver Records, or VDR, are available online for free.
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