How To Obtain Your North Carolina Driving Record
Often you need a copy of your driving record for your own information or when applying for a job or preparing for a court appearance. You can get a copy of your driving record online, by mail, or in person at the NCDMV headquarters office in Raleigh. Depending upon the type of record ordered, your driving record generally includes:
- Name and address
- Driver license number and status
- Motor vehicle-related convictions
- Auto accident information
Applying to Get the Driving Record
To order your driving record online, you’ll need the following:
- Your date of birth
- The last four digits of your Social Security Number
- Your driver license number
You’ll also need the latest version of a Web browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Internet Explorer.
To order by mail, you’ll need to fill out an official driving record request form, DPPA-1. The form asks for your driver’s license number, name, SSN, and date of birth. You mail the form to:
1100 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27697
Mail requests require 10 days. You can visit the office in person to obtain a record immediately. During the pandemic, visits are by appointment only.
The first kind of documentation that you need to get your North Carolina driving record is your most recently issued driver’s license, ID card, or commercial driver’s license. In addition, you also need to have your Social Security card number, so you can easily provide the last four digits of your SSN. You will need to submit the Driver Privacy Protection Act Request Form, which is also called DPPA-1. If you don’t have your driver’s license number, you can receive your driving record by mail or in person.
Fees for Getting Your Driving Record and Payment Methods
The fees for getting your driving record vary based on what kind of driving record you are getting. For address history only, the fee is $4. Limited and complete extract copies are $10.75. Certified copies are $15. If you order online, you must use a credit or debit card. If you order by mail, you must enclose a check or money order. You can pay in person using either a card, check, or money order.
Types of Driving Records
An address history only includes your address. It is not available online. A limited extract copy also is not available online. It is a three-year history provided for your personal records and for use by insurance companies and prospective employers. A full extract copy is available online and is for your personal records and for use by insurance companies and prospective employers. A certified copy is a complete drive history. A certified copy is official and is used by government agencies and federal, state, and local courts.
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