If you are getting ready to start a new job or want to check your driving record, you will need to order it from the state. The Office of Motor Vehicles offers an official driving record that you can get for between $16 and $18, depending on how you order it.
How To Obtain Your Louisiana Driving Record
If you need to get your driving records in Louisiana, you can do so by asking the Department of Public Safety and Corrections Office of Motor Vehicles for a copy. The official driving record, which is abbreviated ODR, has all kinds of information included with it. It may have information about previous tickets and citations or your license status.
Your driving record may be used for several purposes including for:
- Pre-employment screenings
- Background checks
- Legal proceedings
- Car insurance policy rates
It’s a good idea to check your driving record to make sure it’s accurate.
Applying to Get the Driving Record
To get your driving record, you can order it online, by mail, or in person. Online, you’ll go to the OMV website and fill out a request. You will need a credit or debit card to pay for the records.
By mail, you will need to complete the Louisiana ODR request form, which is Form R0800. Include a check or money order and mail the application to the offices in:
- Lake Charles
- Baton Rouge
One mailing address for the form is:
P.O. Box 64886
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
Once you fill out this form, you can also take it to one of those locations in person.
To get your driving record, you will need to provide your:
- Mailing address
- A credit or debit card for payment
- Your name, address, license class, driver license number, and date of birth
In person, you will need to include the ODR request form as well.
Fees for Getting Your Driving Record and Payment Methods
The fees for getting your driving records are pretty straightforward. If you order your driving record by mail, then you will need to pay $16 to the Office of Motor Vehicles. If you order online, the fee is $16 plus another $2 for the electronic commerce fee.
If you’d rather pay by check or money order, you will need to order your record by mail or in person.
Types of Driving Records
There is only one kind of driving record in Louisiana. The ODR may or may not be notarized depending on how you order it, though.
The official driving record contains information about your license status as well as any past driving violations. The Louisiana OMV only offers an official driving record, which can be used for all purposes. Remember, your records keep track of violations and convictions for up to 10 years.
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