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    Driving Records for Employment

    Businesses can order West Virginia 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 West Virginia DMV, 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 West Virginia

    The West Virginia Department of Transportation provides driving records for licensed residents of West Virginia. A WV driving record essentially provides a history of your driving activity in the state.

    Your WV driving record contains any traffic violations and any points you’ve accrued against your driver’s license as a result of those violations.

    West Virginia Point System

    Points are placed on your record according to the severity of your violation.

    In West Virginia you face suspension of your driver’s license if you’ve accrued 12 points.

    Points placed on your record for a given infraction will remain on your record for 2 years. But note that the infraction itself stays on your record for longer – 5 years.

    You can have 3 points reduced from your driving record by taking a state-approved defensive driving course. Note that you may only take a course for point reduction once in a 12 month period.

    NOTE: Points on your record can affect your insurance premium. The more points you have, the higher your auto insurance rates.

    Who Sees Your Driving Record

    Driving records are commonly ordered by:

    • Employers – Driving records are often requested during the hiring process or in review of an employee who drives on the job.
    • Insurance companies – Your WV driving record can actually be factored into your auto insurance premiums.
    Employers and Driving Records
    Did you know that your employer can view your driving record? Make sure yours is accurate by ordering it online today.

    Ordering a WV Driving Record

    You can order your West Virginia driving record:

    • In person.
    • By mail.
    • Via e-mail or fax.

    In Person

    You can order your driving record in person at any WV DMV office. You will need to provide:

    • A completed Driving Record Request (DMV-101-PS1).
    • Proper identification:
      • Your driver’s license.
        OR
      • A federal or state-issued ID.
    • Payment for the applicable fee.
      • (See “Fees for Driving Records” below.)

    By Mail

    You can order your driving record by mail by sending in the following:

    • A completed Request for Driving Record (DMV-101-PS1).
    • A copy of your state-issued photo ID or driver’s license.
      • If you don’t have a photo ID, you’ll need to provide a copy of your birth certificate and Social Security card.
      • If you can’t provide the required identification, the DMV might issue you a driving record, but with all personal information omitted.
    • The driver’s license number and name for each record you’re requesting.
      • If you cannot provide the driver’s license number, your fee will increase by $1 per record.
    • Your fee payment.
      • (See “Fees for Driving Records” below.)

    Mail all of the above to:

    WV DMV
    Driving Records Section
    PO Box 17020
    Charleston, WV 25317

    Indicate clearly on your request where you want the record(s) mailed.

    By E-Mail or Fax

    You can also e-mail or fax your request to the following:

    • E-mail: DMVdriverRec@wv.gov.
    • Fax: (304) 926-3899.

    NOTE: If you e-mail or fax your request, you must follow up with a phone call to process your payment at (304) 926-3802.

    Employer & Insurance Agency Requests

    Insurance companies and employers most commonly order driving records of other drivers.

    When ordering another person’s West Virginia driving record, you may only submit your request by mail (see above) AND you’ll need to include a Driving Record Release Authorization (DMV-101-PS2) completed by the driver whose records you are requesting.

    Any request for another driver’s record NOT submitted with a release form must be written on a company’s letterhead and must provide a reason for the request that conforms to the Uniform Motor Vehicles Records Disclosure Act.

    Fees for Driving Records in WV

    Driving records come with a fee of $5 per name. However, if ordering by mail, your fee will be an additional $1 if you cannot provide the driver’s license number for the record you’re requesting.

    If this is the case, you’ll need to provide the driver’s date of birth and Social Security number instead.

    Accepted Payment Methods

    • In person or by mail: Cash, check, or money order.
    • E-mail or fax: Make a follow-up call to (304) 926-3802 to make your payment over the phone.

    Correcting Errors on Your Driving Record

    It’s important to keep your driving record accurate and up to date. If you find an error in your history or need to make changes to your West Virginia driving records, contact the WV DOT at:

    • (800) 642-9066 (West Virginia residents only).
    • (304) 558-3900 (all other callers).
    • (800) 742-6991 (hearing impaired).
    • E-mail: dot.dmvcommissioner@wv.gov.

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