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    Driving Records for Employment

    Businesses can order Alabama driving records as part of their employment screening practices from DrivingRecords.com. These driving records provide a history of violations, suspensions, and other details about a person's driving history.

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    Although you can order a driving record directly from the Alabama DPS, one of the fastest ways to get your Driving Record for Employment Purposes is to order it online through a 3rd-party advertiser, such as DrivingRecords.com. They also offer other services such as criminal records, SSN verifications, and other employment screening services.

    Driving Records in Alabama

    Whether you are requesting your own Alabama driving record or the driving history of someone else, you can do so through the Alabama Department of Public Safety (DPS).

    Your driving record contains information about your driving history and can be used:

    • By employers and businesses to conduct background checks and pre-employment screenings.
    • In court and legal proceedings.
    • By insurance companies to investigate claims and adjust policy rates.

    Types of AL Driving Records

    The Alabama DMV offers the following types of driving records:

    • 3-year driving record:
      • Contains the last 3 years of your driving history in Alabama.
      • Can be requested by the individual on the record only.
    • Driver abstract:
      • Contains your full driving history.
      • Can be requested by the individual on the record only.
    • Motor vehicle record (MVR):
      • Contains your personal information and Alabama driving history.
      • Can be requested by authorized users.

    If you are requesting your own Alabama driving record or abstract, you can do so by mail or in person. See the “Order Your Own AL Driving Record” section below.

    If you are requesting the motor vehicle records of another AL driver, you can do so:

    • Online.
    • By mail.
    • In person.

    See the “Employer, Insurance Agency & Attorney Requests” section below.

    Points on Your Driving Record

    When you violate traffic laws and cause accidents, the Alabama DMV will add points to your driving record. Driving record points can lead to fines, driver license suspensions, and higher car insurance rates.

    You may be able to lower your insurance rates and remove points from your driving record by enrolling in a defensive driving course.

    For more information about points on your AL driving record, please see our Alabama DMV Point System page.

    Alabama Defensive Driving

    Take a defensive driving course to remove points from your driving record!

    Employers, Insurance Agency & Attorney Requests

    You can request another person’s Alabama motor vehicle record (MVR) if your request falls into one of the authorized use categories, which include:

    • Government agencies conducting official business.
    • Insurance companies investigating claims.
    • Employers conducting background checks.

    A complete list of authorized uses can be found on the Request for Motor Vehicle Record.

    You can order someone’s motor vehicle record in Alabama either online, by mail, or in person.

    Online

    To request an AL driving record online, you will need to subscribe to Alabama DPS Motor Vehicle Driver Abstract Search. To subscribe, visit the Alabama.gov website and:

    • Enter your business details.
    • Pay the subscription fee if applicable.

    Once you’ve subscribed, visit the Alabama DPS website to log in and access the motor vehicle record (MVR). You may pay a fee for each record you order.

    By Mail & In Person

    To request another driver’s AL motor vehicle record (MVR) by mail, you’ll need:

    • A completed Request for Motor Vehicle Record (Form MV DPPA1).
      • Include the name, driver license number, birth date and Social Security number of the individual whose record you are requesting.
      • Provide your personal information and mailing address.
      • Initial the authorized use that applies to your request.
    • A certified check or money order payable to “Alabama Department of Public Safety” for the $5.75 driving record fee. (The Alabama DMV does not accept personal checks.)

    Take your form and payment to your local Alabama DMV office in person or mail them to:

    Alabama Department of Public Safety
    Driver License Division
    P.O. Box 1471
    Montgomery, AL 36104

    NOTE: Contact your local Alabama DMV office before your visit to check if they process motor vehicle requests (MVR) made in person.

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    Order Your Own Alabama Driving Record

    You can order your own 3-year driving record by mail or in person.

    If you’d like your full AL driver abstract, you must order it in person.

    Order Driving Record by Mail or in Person

    To order your own 3-year driving record,you’ll need:

    • A completed Driving Record Request.
    • A certified check or money order payable to “Alabama Department of Public Safety” for the $5.75 fee. (The Alabama DMV does not accept personal checks.)
    • A self-addressed and stamped envelope.

    Take the above to your local Alabama DMV office or mail it to:

    Alabama Department of Public Safety
    Driver License Division
    P.O. Box 1471
    Montgomery, AL 36104

    Your driver record request will be processed within 10 days.

    NOTE: Contact your local AL DMV office before your visit to check if they process motor vehicle requests made in person.

    Order Your Driving Record in Person

    To request your own Alabama driver abstract in person, visit one of the following Alabama DMV offices:

    • Montgomery.
    • Birmingham.
    • Jacksonville.
    • Huntsville.
    • Tuscaloosa.
    • Sheffield.
    • Dothan.
    • Mobile.
    • Opelika.
    • Foley.

    You’ll need to:

    • Complete a Request for Individual Driver Abstract.
      • Include your AL driver’s license or another valid government photo ID.
    • Pay the $15 fee. Alabama DMV offices accept payment by:
      • Cash.
      • Money orders.
      • VISA and MasterCard credit/debit cards.

    Correct Your AL Driving Record

    If there is an error on your Alabama driving record or driver abstract, you should contact the Alabama Department of Public Safety at (334) 242-4371.

    Incorrect information could lead to an increase in your insurance premiums, problems with gaining employment, or driver’s license suspension. It’s important to check your driving record in Alabama to ensure it’s accurate.

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