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    Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts RMV.

    Driving Records for Employment

    Businesses can order Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts RMV, 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 Massachusetts

    Whether you’re a driver, employer, insurance company, or law enforcement agency, you can order a Massachusetts driving record through the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) Merit Rating Board (MRB).

    Your driving record contains information on your past traffic violations, at-fault accidents, and out-of-state driving history, and can be used:

    • To adjust your car insurance policy.
    • In legal proceedings.
    • To verify your personal information for background checks and prevent identity theft.

    Types of Driving Records in Massachusetts

    Your Massachusetts driving record contains your:

    • Personal information, including your:
      • Full name.
      • MA driver’s license number.
      • Date of birth.
    • Past traffic violations.
    • At-fault traffic accidents.
    • Out-of-state driving history (if applicable).

    The Massachusetts RMV offers 2 types of driving records:

    • Unattested driving records, which are non-certified.
    • True and attested driving records, which are certified by the MA RMV and can be used in court.

    You can order your own MA driving record:

    • Online.
    • By mail.
    • By phone.
    • In person.

    You can order someone else’s MA driving record:

    • By mail.
    • In person.
    • Online.

    NOTE: Certified, true and attested driving records that are ordered online, by mail, or by phone take 10 business days to process.

    Remove Points from Your Driving Record

    The MA Merit Rating Board adds points to your driving record when you violate traffic laws and cause accidents. These points can increase your car insurance rates and lead to a suspended or revoked Massachusetts driver’s license.

    • If you get 3 tickets for speeding in 12 months, your MA driver’s license will be suspended for 30 days.
    • If you have 3 events (combination of moving violations and/or surchargable violations) in 24 months, your MA drivers license will be suspended. This will be waived if you complete a Driver Retraining Course within 90 days of receiving notification of the suspension.
    • If you have 7 events (combination of moving violations and/or surchargable violations) in 3 years, your license will be suspended for 60 days.

    You must pay a $100 fee to reinstate your suspended MA driver’s license. For more information, see our Suspended License in Massachusetts page.

    The Massachusetts RMV will remove points from your driving record if:

    • You've had 3 surchargable events or less within the last 5 years since your insurance policy start date: 1 point
    • Your last surchargeable incidents happened at least 3 years before your car insurance policy started: 1 point
    • You have 3 years driving experience or more: 1 point

    For more information about the points system in MA, please see our pages on the following topics:

    Order Your Massachusetts Driving Record

    You can order certified or non-certified copies of your own driving record from the MA RMV either:

    • Online.
    • By mail.
    • By phone.
    • In person.

    Order Online

    To request a driving record online, visit the MA RMV driving record request website and provide:

    • Your MA driver’s license number.
    • Your first and last name.
    • Your date of birth.
    • Your Social Security number (SSN).
    • Payment. (See the “Fees for a Massachusetts Driving Record” section below.)

    NOTE: If you order a non-certified driving record, you will receive it as a PDF that can be printed or saved to your computer. If you request a certified MA RMV driving record, it will be mailed to you. You cannot view a certified MA driving record online.

    Order by Mail

    To request your Massachusetts driving record by mail, you’ll need:

    • A letter that includes your:
      • Full name.
      • Date of birth.
      • MA driver’s license number.
      • Mailing address.
    • Payment. (See the “Fees for a Massachusetts Driving Record” section below.)

    Mail the above to:

    Attn: Driving Records
    Registry of Motor Vehicles
    Court Records Department
    PO Box 55889
    Boston, MA 02205-5896

    Order by Phone

    To request your MA driving record by phone, call:

    • (857) 368-8000 from MA area codes 339/617/781/857.
    • (800) 858-3926 from outside Massachusetts.
      OR
    • (877) 768-8833 for hearing impaired customers.

    Have a credit/debit card for your driving record request payment. (See the “Fees for a Massachusetts Driving Record” section below.)

    NOTE: You’ll be able to speak with a Massachusetts RMV customer service representative Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Order in Person

    To request a MA RMV driving record in person, visit your local Massachusetts RMV office and bring your:

    • MA driver’s license.
    • Payment. (See the “Fees for a Massachusetts Driving Record” section below.)

    NOTE: You can only obtain a certified, true and attested driving record at the Chinatown/Boston Branch located at 630 Washington St., Boston. You will receive your certified driving record on the same day.

    Employers, Insurance Agencies, & Attorney Requests

    You may request the driving record of another Massachusetts driver if you meet one of the permitted use categories, including:

    • An insurance agency investigating claims or adjusting policy rates.
    • A federal, state, or local government agency requesting the records for official business.
    • Part of a civil, criminal, or administrative investigation in court or government agency.
    • An employer conducting a pre-employment screening or employee background check.

    For a complete list of permitted uses, please visit the Massachusetts RMV website.

    NOTE: If your agency or business qualifies to request groups of Massachusetts driving records, contact the MA RMV Production Control Department at (617) 660-4330.

    You can order someone else’s MA driving record online, by mail, or in person.

    Order Online

    NOTE: If you order a certified MA driving record online, it will be mailed to the individual on the driving record.

    To request a driving record online, visit the MA DMV driving record request website and provide:

    • Your and the driver’s:
      • MA driver’s license numbers.
      • First and last names.
      • Dates of birth.
      • Social Security numbers (SSN).
    • Payment. (See the “Fees for a Massachusetts Driving Record” section below.)

    NOTE: If you order a non-certified driving record, you will receive it as a PDF that can be printed or saved to your computer.

    Order by Mail or in Person

    To request a MA MRB driving record by mail or in person, you’ll need:

    • A completed Request for Personal Information in RMV Records (Form T21078-1011).
      • Provide as much information as you can.
      • Initial the permitted user category that applies to you.
    • A copy of your MA driver’s license or other valid photo ID.
    • Payment. (See “Fees for a Massachusetts Driving Record” section below.)

    NOTE: You must obtain written consent from the driver if you are also requesting their:

    • Social Security number.
    • Photo.
    • Medical records.
    • Disability records.

    Take the above documents to your local Massachusetts RMV office or mail them to:

    Registry of Motor Vehicles
    P.O. Box 55889
    Boston, MA 02205-5889
    ATTN: Court Records

    NOTE: If you are not requesting a certified driving record, address your letter to “ATTN: Mail Listings”.

    If you want a certified, true and attested driving record, you must apply for it in person at the Chinatown/Boston MA RMV office located at 630 Washington St., Boston. You will receive the driving record during your visit.

    Fees for a Massachusetts Driving Record

    There are different fees for certified and non-certified MA MRB driving records:

    • Certified true and attested driving record: $20.
    • Non-certified unattested driving record: $6.

    Accepted Forms of Payment

    For online and by phone driving history record transactions, the MA RMV accepts payment by the following credit cards only:

    • MasterCard.
    • VISA.
    • Discover.
    • American Express.

    For MA driving record requests by mail, the MA RMV accepts checks or money order payable to “MassDOT.”

    For in person driving record requests, the Massachusetts RMV offices accept:

    • Cash.
    • Checks.
    • Money orders.
    • MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express credit/debit cards.

    Fix Errors on Your MA Driving Record

    If you believe there is an error on your MA driving record, you should contact the Massachusetts RMV.

    Having incorrect information on your Massachusetts driving record can affect your insurance rates and even be the deciding factor on whether or not you land a job.

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