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    Florida Driving Records

    Check for tickets, points, and confirm your drivers license status with an instant self-check driving record from backgroundchecks.com.

    Each Driving Record May Include:

    • License Status:

    • Suspensions
    • Driving Status
    • Expiration
    • License Details

    • Classifications
    • Vital Data
    • Endorsements

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    NOTICE: This is a standard non-certified driving record. For certified records, you must contact the Florida FLHSMV.

    Driving Records for Employment

    Businesses can order Florida 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 Florida FLHSMV, 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 Florida

    From affecting your job search to determining your car insurance rates, your driving record can impact more than just your license. Because of this, it is a good idea to know what exactly is in your Florida driving record.

    The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles makes it possible for you to order your Florida Driver History Record.

    By monitoring your driving record, you can:

    • Track your violation points.
    • Verify that all information is correct.
    • Monitor for possible identity theft.

    Types of Florida Driving Records

    The FLDHSMV offers the following record types of driver records:

    • 3-year record.
    • 7-year record.
    • Complete driver record.
    • Certified driving record.

    3-Year and 7-Year Driver Record

    A 3-year or 7-year driver record will contain the following information:

    • Your driver's license issuances and status.
    • Guilty dispositions of traffic violations and their assigned points from the past 3 years or 7 years.
    • Any car accident that resulted in a traffic citation.
    • Suspensions, revocations, cancelations, and disqualifications of your driver’s license that are open or have been cleared within the time period (3 years or 7 years).
    • Suspensions for failure to pay a traffic citation will remain on your driver record for 1 year after your driver's license is reinstated.

    Complete Driver Record

    Your complete Florida driving record includes:

    • Your driver's license issuances and status.
    • All guilty dispositions of traffic violations, including each violation that resulted in assigned points.
    • All adjudications withheld.
      • The most common instances of adjudications withheld are drivers choosing to complete driver improvement courses to avoid points on your record.
    • Any car accident that resulted in a traffic citation.
    • All license suspensions, revocations, cancelations, and disqualifications of your driver’s license (including those that have been cleared).
      • Suspensions for failure to pay a traffic citation will remain on your driver record for 1 year
      • After a year, this suspension will become a correspondence entry on your complete driver record for the following 2 years.
        • Correspondence entries refer to notes from the court on your record, rather than specific violations.

    Certified Driving Record

    Certain situations, such as court proceedings and employer requests, may require you to obtain and submit a certified copy of your driving record.

    You can order a certified version of any Florida driving record (e.g., 3-year, complete, etc.).

    Traffic Violations

    The amount of time an entry stays on your driving record depends on the type of violation:

    • Traffic violations – Most traffic violations remain on your driving record for 3 to 5 years.
      • Very severe violations may stay on longer.
    • Suspensions of your license – Time on your record varies.
    • Traffic school elections will stay on your record for 75 years.
    • Alcohol related violations stay on your record for 75 years.

    Ordering Your FL Driving Record

    You can purchase a driving record at any Florida:

    • Driver license office.
    • Tax collector that offers driver license services.
    • Court clerk that offers driving records services.

    Additionally, you may order your driving record through the mail by sending Driver License Record Request (form HSMV 90511) to:

    Bureau of Records
    P.O. Box 5775
    Tallahassee, Florida 32314-5775

    If you are sending your request via overnight carrier, address it to:

    Bureau of Records
    2900 Apalachee Parkway, MS 90
    Tallahassee, Florida 32300-0574

    Your request may take up 2 weeks to process.

    Driving Record Fees

    Your fee will depend on the type of record you order:

    • 3-year Driver History Record: $8.
    • 7-year Driver History Record: $10.
    • Complete Driver History Record: $10.
    • Certified Driver History Record: $10.

    You must pay your fee upon ordering your driving record.

    Florida Driving Records and Privacy

    The Driver Privacy Protection Act protects the private information on your driving record.

    Under the Driver Privacy Protection Act, personal information on your driving record can be released for use:

    • By any government agency.
    • In connection with matters relating to vehicle or driver safety.
    • By any business, but only to:
      • Verify accuracy of personal information you submitted to the business.
      • Obtain correct information if you submitted incorrect personal information.
    • In any court or arbitration proceeding.
    • By the state to another person IF that person can show the state your written consent.
    • By an employer.
    • By a car insurance company.

    Fixing Errors on Your Driving Record

    Because having a good driving record can help land you a job and get you low car insurance rates, it is important that all information on your driving record is accurate.

    If you find a violation on your driving record you wish to dispute and have removed from your driving record, you must contact the prosecuting court and prove that the violation was wrongly placed in your record.

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