Driving Records in Arkansas

Arkansas Driver Records

An Arkansas driver record shows your driving history in the state and includes your violations, accidents, DUI convictions, and other infractions.

You may wish to request a copy of your record to make sure that it is complete and up-to-date, and to monitor it for identity theft.

About Your AR Driving Record

When you view your Arkansas driving record, you'll find any:

  • Driver's license suspensions or revocations.
  • Accidents in which you've been involved.
  • Points against your license.

The specific violations included in the record will depend on which type of driving record you're viewing (See “ Types of AR Driving Records" below).

Who Sees Your Driving Record?

While you can request your own driving record, it may also be requested by insurance companies, employers, courts, and government agencies.

  • Insurance companies use driving records to make decisions about whether to raise, lower, or maintain your car insurance rates.
  • Employers often request the driving records of their employees who drive on the job.
  • Courts and government agencies may also request to view your record; if, for example, you've been involved in a traffic incident.

NOTE: Employers and other individuals must have your written consent on a Driving Records Release to request your record.

Types of AR Driver Records

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) offers the following types of driving records:

  • Insurance record.
  • Commercial record.

You can request either version of your own record.

Insurance Record

An insurance record is a 3-year history of your driving violations, accidents, DUIs, and associated points.

It is most commonly used by drivers and insurance companies to check the status of points, accidents, and other issues that affect insurance premiums.

Commercial Record

A commercial record, also called an employment record, is a more complete driver history. It is often requested by employers of professional drivers.

Information stays on your commercial record for various lengths of time, depending on the type of violation.

Most minor violations stay on for several years; however, major violations can stay on for many years. If you are concerned about the length of time a violation will stay on your Arkansas driving record, check with your local DMV.

Ordering an Arkansas Driver Record

You can order driving records from the Arkansas DFA:

  • Online.
  • By mail.
  • In person.


When ordering your driving record online, you'll use the Online Driver Record (Traffic Violation Report) Request System.

You'll have the option to select either your insurance record, which is a 3-year record, or your commercial driving record. Regardless of the type you order, you will need:

  • Your AR driver's license number and issue date.
  • Last 5 digits of your Social Security number.
  • A VISA, MasterCard, or Discover card to pay the applicable fee (see “Fees for AR Driving Records" below).

Once you complete your order, you'll be able to print your driving record.

By Mail

To request an Arkansas driving record by mail, you will need to:

  • Complete a Driving Records Request form.
  • Pay the applicable fee (see “Fees for AR Driving Records" below).
  • Mail the above to:

Driving Records
Room 1130
1900 W. 7th St.
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203

In Person

To order your record in person:

  • Complete a Driving Records Request form.
  • Visit one of the following locations:
    • An Arkansas Revenue Office.
    • The Little Rock Driving Records Office
  • Pay the applicable fee (see “Fees for AR Driving Records" below).

Fees for AR Driver Records

The fees for your driving record will vary based on the type of record you order, as well as the method of ordering.

  • Insurance record:
    • Online: $10.
    • By mail or in person: $8.50.
  • Commercial record:
    • Online: $13.
    • By mail or in person: $10.

Correcting Your AR Driving Record

If you find incorrect information on your driving record, or if you have any questions, call the AR Department of Finance and Administration at (501) 683-0984.

Since your car insurance provider can access your driving record to help determine your rates, it is important to make sure all of the information on your record is correct.

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