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    Driving Records for Employment

    Businesses can order Montana 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 Montana MVD, 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 Montana

    The Montana Motor Vehicle Division keeps driving records for all licensed Montana drivers. Your driver record contains details about driver’s license applications, exams, license issuance, and all actions taken against your driver’s license by the Montana DMV.

    About Your Montana Driving Record

    A Montana driving record contains your driving history for as long as you’ve had a MT driver license. Your driving record will show:

    • Personal information.
    • License information.
    • Tickets and convictions.
    • Driver license revocations and suspensions.
    • Vehicle accident history.

    Points Against Your Driving Record

    Any ticket from a traffic violation will have an assigned point value. These points will remain on your record for 3 years before dropping off. Even though the points disappear, all convictions remain on your MT driving record permanently.

    Tickets received in other states also show up on your driving record, and will add to any points you might have.

    How Do Points Affect Insurance Rates?

    Tickets and violation convictions generally do not affect insurance rates after 3 years. More serious convictions like multiple drunk driving convictions can affect your rates for 5 years.

    Who Sees Your Driving Record

    The Montana DMV allows driving records to be released in accordance with the Montana Driver Privacy Protection Act (DPPA).

    The following is a list of exemptions showing who may request a driving record besides the owner of the record:

    • A person or organization with written consent from the driver.
    • A federal, state, or local government agency, (e.g., court or law enforcement).
    • Representatives of the news media for reasonable law enforcement purposes, as determined by the Montana DMV.
    • Towing companies.
    • Licensed private investigators or security services.
    • An employer or its agent to verify commercial driver license information.
    • A business attempting to prevent fraud during legal or debt recovery proceedings by verifying the accuracy of information.
    • A parent needing the driving record of a child under 18 years old.

    Businesses Requesting Driving Records

    If your business has a legitimate reason for requesting a MT driving record according to the Montana DPPA, you can sign up as a registered user on the official Montana state website to obtain records more easily.

    Your business must sign a restricted use agreement stating the purpose for requesting the records.

    Ordering Your MT Driving Record

    You can order a MT driving record online, in person, or by mail.

    Online

    Visit the driver records request page and:

    • Select your specific use statement.
    • Be prepared to enter information needed for the site to find the record, such as:
      • Your full name.
      • Your driver license number.
      • The last 4 digits of your Social Security number.
    • Follow the instructions provided.
    • Pay the driving record fee in Montana.
      • For specific fee information and acceptable payment methods, please see “Fees for Montana Driving Records” below.

    In Person

    To request a Montana driving record in person at the Montana MVD, you must:

    • Visit the Motor Vehicle Division Office at the following address:
      • Scott Hart Building, Second Floor
        302 N. Roberts
        Helena, MT 59601
    • Submit a notarized Release of Driving Records (Form 34-0100).
    • Show proof of identity, such as:
      • Driver’s license.
      • Identification card.
      • Passport.
    • Pay your MT driving record fee (see “Fees for Montana Driving Records” below).

    By Mail

    To request a Montana driving record by mail:

    • Complete a Release of Driving Records (Form 34-0100) and have it notarized.
    • Provide proof of identity, such as a:
      • Driver’s license.
      • Identification card.
      • Passport.
    • Provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope so the driving record can be sent back to you.
      • For an additional fee, you can request the driving record to be sent to you by fax. You must enclose the fax number in lieu of the stamped envelope.
    • Include a check or money order to pay your driving record fee (see “Fees for Montana Driving Records” below).

    Send the above to:

    Motor Vehicle Division
    P.O. Box 201430
    Helena, MT 59620-1430

    Fees for Montana Driving Records

    The MT MVD charges various fees depending on how you request a driving record.

    • Online: $7.25.
    • In person: $4.
    • By mail: $4.
    • By fax: Additional $3 for each record being requested.

    Acceptable Methods of Payment

    • Online: Credit card only.
    • In person or by mail: Check or money order (the MT DMV office does not accept cash or credit/debit cards).

    Driving Record Fees For Businesses

    If your business needs continuous access to driving records, there is a $100 annual fee to register with the Montana state website.

    Your business will be billed $7.25 for each record requested. You can pay by credit card, check, direct withdrawal, or invoice.

    Correcting Information on Your MT Driving Record

    If you believe the information on your driving record is incorrect, you will need to contact the Montana Motor Vehicle Division Office at:

    • Montana MVD Customer Service Center: (406) 444-3933.
    • E-mail: mvd@mt.gov

    NOTE: Be prepared to provide your full name, address and telephone number.

    You may also visit them in person at:

    Motor Vehicle Division
    Scott Hart Building, Second Floor
    302 North Roberts
    P.O. Box 201430
    Helena, Montana 59620-1430