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    Getting Your Driving Record in GA

    If you need to see a summary of your driving history for any reason, you can order a Driving History Report, also known as a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) from the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS).

    Employers who need to verify driving information of a current or potential employee often request MVRs.

    Insurance companies looking to make better-informed decisions about whether to raise or lower a driver’s premium are also main requesters of MVRs.

    About Your GA Driving History Report

    An MVR is essentially a comprehensive report of a driver’s history over a certain period of time (the time period depends on the report type you order).

    Among other things, an MVR shows any:

    Who Sees Your MVR?

    There are many reasons that you or another person or agency may request to see your Motor Vehicle Report.

    • You may wish to monitor your MVR for accuracy and check for identity theft.*
    • You may be asked to order an MVR to submit it to another agency. Examples of entities that often ask for your MVR include:
      • Employers.
      • Schools.
      • Courts.

    * You might not think of your driving record when you think of identity theft; however, if an identity thief obtains a license in your name, they can wreak havoc on your record. Checking your MVR periodically will help you catch and minimize the damage caused by identity theft.

    Types of GA Driver Records

    When looking for your GA driving history, you can opt for either a:

    • Non-certified MVR.
      OR
    • Certified MVR.

    Non-certified MVRs can be viewed and downloaded online. Non-certified reports cannot be submitted to an employer, insurance company, or other entity requesting a certified copy.

    Certified MVRs cannot be viewed online. Instead, they are printed and mailed to you (or to a third party on your behalf). The history reflected on the report stops at the date of printing. Certified copies are often requested by employers and insurance agencies.

    You can request a 3-year or 7-year history.

    Employer, Insurance Agency, & Attorney Requests

    Driving Records for Employment

    Businesses can order Georgia 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 Georgia DDS, 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.

    While you may want to view your driving record for curiosity or even to monitor for identity theft, a prospective or current employer, your insurance company, or an attorney could also possibly pull your driving record, or request that you do so for them.

    • Employers – You might need to submit your driving record to an employer when applying for a job or if you’re required to get behind the wheel at work.
    • Insurance companies – Your driving history can be used by insurance providers to make determinations about your rate.
    • Attorneys – Your driving record may be requested by a court, especially in the case of a traffic violation.

    Ordering Your GA Motor Vehicle Record

    There are several ways to order your MVR:

    • Online.
    • By mail.
    • In person.

    Online

    To view and download non-certified copies online:

    Your non-certified MVR will be available for viewing and/or download for 30 days after the date of purchase.

    To submit a request for a certified copy online:

    • Visit the DDS Driving History Report page.
    • Follow the instructions to purchase a certified copy of your MVR.
    • The MVR will be mailed to you within 7 days.

    NOTE: You cannot view certified MVRs online. However, the points associated with your record will show up when you create your account.

    Online Payment

    Your fee will be based on the type of report:

    • 3-year MVR: $6.
    • 7-year MVR: $8.

    When paying online, you can use a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.

    You also have the option to pay by mail if you don’t want to pay via the Internet. If using this option, you’ll print out your payment coupon at the end of your order. You can pay via Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, check, or money order.

    By Mail

    To request a copy of your MVR by mail, you’ll need to:

    • Submit a Request for Motor Vehicle Report (Form DDS-18) for a 3-year or 7-year MVR.
    • Include ALL of the following information/items:
      • Full name (as it shows on your driver’s license).
      • Driver’s license number.
      • Birth date.
      • Address where you want the report mailed.
      • A self-addressed envelope with a stamp.
    • Mail your request to:

      Georgia Department of Driver Services
      MVR Request
      PO Box 80447
      Conyers, GA 30013

    You should receive your MVR within 7 days of the date the DDS receives your request.

    Payment via Mail

    Your fee will be:

    • 3-year MVR: $6.
    • 7-year MVR: $8.

    You can pay via check, money order, or cashier’s check made payable to the Department of Driver Services.

    You may also pay by major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover). If you are paying by credit card, fill out and mail in the Credit Card Authorization Form (Form DDS-100).

    In Person

    You may request your MVR in person by:

    The GA DDS will issue you the report immediately.

    Order Someone Else’s Driving Record

    You may request another person’s driving history with the fulfillment of some specific requirements.

    You may order:

    • In person.
    • By mail.

    In Person

    To order another person’s Georgia driving record:

    • Visit any DDS Customer Service Center.
    • You must bring either a Request for Motor Vehicle Record (Form DDS-18) OR a letter signed by the licensee.
      • On the form/letter, the licensee must name you as an authorized party to request his record.
      • The form or letter must be original (no copies or faxes).
    • The letter or form must include the licensee’s:
      • Full name (as shown on the driver’s license).
      • Date of birth.
      • Driver’s license number.
    • You must show proper ID.
    • Pay the applicable fee. (See “Fees for Driving Records in GA” below.)

    You will receive the report immediately.

    By Mail

    To order another person’s driving record through the mail:

    • Complete and sign a Request for Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) (Form DDS-18).
    • Provide payment for the applicable fee. (See “Fees for Driving Records in GA” below.)
    • Mail your form to:

    Georgia Department of Driver Services
    MVR Request
    Post Office Box 80447
    Conyers, Georgia 30013

    Fees for Driving Records in GA

    The fees for a GA driving record are:

    • 3-year MVR: $6.
    • 7-year MVR: $8.

    Accepted Methods of Payment

    When paying online, accepted methods of payment include:

    • Visa.
    • MasterCard.
    • American Express.
    • Discover.

    NOTE: If ordering your driving record online, you may also pay by mail. See “Ordering Your GA Driving Record” above for specific instructions.

    If ordering and paying by mail, you may pay via:

    • Check, money order, or cashier’s check payable to the Department of Driver Services.
    • Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.
      • See “By Mail” under “Order Your Driving Record” above for specific instructions on paying by credit card.

    If paying for your Georgia driving record in person at your local DMV office, you may use:

    • Check, money order, or cashier’s check.
    • Cash.
    • Visa.
    • MasterCard.
    • American Express is accepted at some locations. Call ahead to make sure.

    Correcting Errors on Your Driving Record

    If you find that your Georgia Motor Vehicle Record contains errors, contact the DDS at (678) 413-8400. Give them the exact information that is wrong, and provide access to any proof that you may have to validate your claim.

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