Obtaining a Rhode Island Driving Record
Rhode Island makes it easy to obtain a driving record through their online portal. This online portal is run by the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The record is certified by the state, which means it can be used for employment applications, license applications, and legal matters. It is possible to obtain someone else’s driving record, but you have to have their personal information and consent to do so. This is part of Rhode Island state law, and it applies for private individuals as well as businesses.
Completing the Application for a Rhode Island Driving Record
The online application for a Rhode Island driving record is similar to that found in other states. First, you will have to go to the online portal. Once you have loaded the application, you must input the following information:
- Your last name
- Your date of birth
- The zip code on your driver’s license
- Your driver’s license number
Once you have submitted your personal information, you will have to input your payment info. Next, you must verify your order. Once you have done this, you will be able to download a digital copy of your certified driving record. It should only take a few seconds for this digital copy to be ready. Of course, you can print out a hard copy when you have downloaded the digital copy.
If the request is not completed successfully, you probably made a typo when entering your information. All of your information needs to be perfectly accurate for the online system to work.
Rhode Island also offers drivers the opportunity to reprint or validate previously ordered records. Some states charge a fee for this service. However, Rhode Island does not.
Fees & Payments for Rhode Island Driving Records
Rhode Island charges drivers a fee of $20.50 to obtain a certified copy of their records. This is more expensive than most states. Some states even offer copies of driving records for free. However, it is important to note that free driving records are usually not certified official documents like Rhode Island’s driving records are.
Businesses that need to purchase a large number of driving records (such as businesses that perform background checks) can get a subscription plan from the Rhode Island DMV. More information on this subscription can be found here.
The fee for a Rhode Island driving record can be paid with a credit card. All major credit card brands are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.
The Different Types of Rhode Island Driving Records
There are two types of Rhode Island driving records: standard records and commercial driving records. Commercial driving records can also be obtained online. A commercial driving record includes information about the driver’s licensure and history, as well as medical self-certification information.
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