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    Driving Records in Connecticut

    You can order your own or another Connecticut driver’s driving record through the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

    Driving records can contain information about your driving history and can be used:

    • To adjust insurance premiums.
    • By employers during background checks and pre-employment screenings.
    • By government agencies.

    CT Driving Record Types and Information

    The Connecticut DMV offers certified driving records, which contain information about your:

    • Traffic violations.
    • Convictions.
    • Driving record points.

    You can order driving records by mail or in person. You cannot order driving records online.

    Driving Record Points

    When you violate traffic laws and/or cause accidents, the CT DMV will assign points to your driving record.

    Points can lead to fines, a suspended driver’s license, and higher car insurance premiums.

    For more information please see our pages on the following topics:

    CT Employer Driving Record Requests

    Driving Records for Employment

    Businesses can order Connecticut 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 Connecticut DMV, 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.

    You can request the driving record of another Connecticut driver if your request falls under one of the permitted uses, such as:

    • Government agencies and courts conducting official business and civil/criminal proceedings.
    • Employers and businesses verifying information during background checks.
    • Insurance agencies investigating claims and adjusting policy rates.
    • Individuals with written consent from the individual on the record.

    A complete list of permitted uses can be found on your driving record request form.

    By Mail & In Person Requests

    To order Connecticut driving records by mail:

    • Complete a Copy Records Request Form (J-23).
      • Check the “Driving History” request under “License Records.”
      • Identify and specify the appropriate code from the back of the form.
      • Complete section 1 and sign/date the application.
    • Include a check payable to “DMV” with your $20 driving record fee.
    • Submit a copy of your valid photo ID, such as your:
      • Driver license.
      • Non-driver ID card.
      • Passport.
    • Mail the above to:
        Department of Motor Vehicles
        Copy Records Unit
        60 State Street
        Wethersfield, CT 06161
      OR
    • Submit the above in person at your local CT DMV office.
    • Driving records requested by mail will arrive approximately 5 weeks after they are requested.

      NOTE: If you need to request multiple Connecticut DMV driving records, complete additional Copy Records Request forms.

      Ordering Your Own CT Driving Record

      By-Mail Requests

      To order your driving record by mail:

      • Complete a Copy Records Form (J-23).
        • Check the “Driving History” request under “License Records.”
        • Identify and specify the appropriate code from the back of the form.
        • Complete section 1 and sign/date the application.
      • Include a check payable to “DMV” with your $20 driving record fee.
      • Submit a copy of your valid photo ID, such as a:
        • Driver license.
        • Non-driver ID card.
        • Passport.
      • Mail the above to:

      Department of Motor Vehicles
      Copy Records Unit
      60 State Street
      Wethersfield, CT 06161

      You will receive your certified driving record about 3 weeks after the CT DMV receives your request.

      In-Person Requests

      To order your Connecticut driving record in person, visit your local Connecticut DMV office:

      • Complete a Copy Records Request Form (J-23).
        • Check the “Driving History” request under “License Records.”
        • Identify and specify the appropriate code from the back of the form.
        • Complete section 1 and sign/date the application.
      • Provide a valid form of identification, such as:
        • Driver’s license.
        • Non-driver ID card.
        • Passport.
      • Pay the $20 driving record fee.

      Fixing Errors on Your Driving Record

      If there is an error on your Connecticut certified driving record, you should contact the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

      • Phone:
        • (800) 842-8222.
        • (860) 263-5700 within Hartford or out of state.
      • Email: dmv.phonecenter@ct.gov