Driving Records in Delaware
Delaware Driving Records
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Each Driving Record May Include:
- Driving Status
- Vital Data
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Driving Records for Business Employment
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Also known as a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR), your driving record contains details on your driving history. You can easily obtain this public record online through independent vendors. Or you can also request a driving record in person or by mail through the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
Order Your Own Driver Abstract Through the DMV
You can also mail the form (as long as you have it notarized) along with a check for $15 to:
- Division of Motor Vehicles
- ATTN: Driver License Administration
- P.O. Box 698
- Dover, DE 19903
NOTE: To expedite the processing time, include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
Order the Driving Record of Another Individual Through the DMV
To order the driver license record of someone other than yourself, submit a completed Personal Information Release Form to the Delaware DMV. The two-page form must be signed by said driver, the requestor and a notary. You can request the driving history in person or mail the form and fees to the above address.
In some cases, an employer will want to review your driving history, or you might want to check whether you have a suspended drivers license. Most commonly, motorists run a driving record to:
- Check drivers license status and license suspension
- Check drivers license points and violation codes
- Check traffic tickets, violations and fines
- Check auto accidents
- Check driver license classification and endorsements
Car insurance companies factor in driving history when determining your car insurance premium. If your driving record reflects any traffic tickets, auto accidents, DUI or DWI convictions, an insurance agent could consider you a high-risk driver. The higher the risk, the higher the rate. To learn more and to find out how to lower car insurance rates, check out our Insurance Center article titled How Driving Record Points Affect Auto Insurance Rates.
The DMV keeps detailed records on every license holder. You should be aware of what is included in your driving record; you also should understand your privacy rights when it comes to personal information included in your driving record.
The DMV separates your record into two basic categories: personal and public information. If an employer or governmental agency wants a copy of your driving record, they are probably looking for the public information―convictions and license status.
Today, many people are concerned with identity theft; the DMV understands that concern and wants to help you protect your privacy. When it comes to private information contained in your driving record, the DMV won't share it without your permission.
The DMV does release some information without your signed permission. The second page of the Personal Information Release Form includes options for record request based on a court order, government investigation, or commercial driver requirements.
When you know that someone is going to be getting a copy of your driving record, be sure to file for a copy yourself. The DMV, like most organizations, is capable of making mistakes. If you are applying for work, insurance, military duty, or even a bank loan you want to be assured your driving record is free of errors.
In fact, it is a good idea to visit the DMV office instead of mailing in for your record. You'll find the process much quicker and you can ask them to explain what is reported on the record.
Unfortunately, your driving record could work against you in some situations. When this happens, you might want to call an attorney.
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