Driving Records in Arizona

Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) in Arizona

Your Arizona driver license motor vehicle record (also called a “driving record") shows specific details about your driving history, as well as the status of your AZ driver's license.

The Arizona Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) offers a few different types of driving records. Depending on the type of record you would like to check, you may submit your request online, by mail, or in person at your local AZ MVD office.

Types of Arizona Driving Records

The Arizona MVD offers the following types of driving records:

  • 39-month uncertified:
    • Shows your traffic violations in the last 39 months.
    • Available online, by mail, or in person.
  • 39-month certified:
    • Shows your traffic violations in the last 39 months.
    • Available in person only.
  • 5-year certified and uncertified:
    • Shows your traffic history for the past 5 years.
    • Available by mail or in person.

Each type of Arizona driving record will show:

  • Your AZ driver's license status, endorsements, and history of your other licenses.
  • The number of driver's license points you have accrued.
  • Your traffic tickets, accidents, violations, and fines.
  • Any AZ driver's license suspensions, restrictions, and actions you've had against you.

Who Can See Your AZ MVR

The Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) is a federal law that restricts how driver license and motor vehicle record information is distributed.

The DPPA prohibits the release of personal driving record abstract information without DPPA permissible use. The Arizona Motor Vehicle Record Request (Form 46-4416) lists all accepted uses.

If an employer or other organization requests your AZ driving record, you can give a one-time consent OR you may provide ongoing (general) consent to every request of any individual or organization using the following forms:

Order an Arizona Motor Vehicle Record

Depending on the type of MVR you need, you can order it from the AZ DMV either online, by mail, or in person.

You also have the option to order a non-certified driving record from a third-party provider.


The only type of driver license motor vehicle record you can order online is a 39-month uncertified MVR.

You will need to visit the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division website and:

  • Enter and confirm your personal information.
  • Pay the fee. (See the “Fees for an AZ Driving Record" section below).

You'll be able to view and print your Arizona driving record immediately.

By Mail or In Person

You can apply for the following types of AZ driving records by mail or in person:

  • 39-month certified.
  • 5-year uncertified.
  • 5-year certified.

You will need:

  • A completed Motor Vehicle Record Request (Form 46-4416).
  • If you're requesting someone else's Arizona driving record:
    • Check the appropriate permissible use box on the form.
    • Bring a signed consent form from the driver, giving you permission to access his or her driving record.
      • For more information about permissible use, see the “Who Can See Your AZ Driving Record" section above.
  • Payment. (See the “Fees for an AZ Driving Record" section below.)

You can either:

  • Mail the above to the address specified on the form.
  • Take the above in person to your local AZ MVD office and:
    • Have them mail your driving record to you.
    • Wait at the office to receive your driving record over the counter.

NOTE: You must sign your application in the presence of an Arizona MVD agent or notary.

Fees for an Arizona Driving Record

You will need to pay the following fees for an AZ motor vehicle record:

  • Certified: $5.
  • Uncertified: $2 to $3.

If you request your uncertified AZ driving record by mail the fee will be $3. 

Accepted Payment Methods

Arizona MVD offices accept the following payment methods for driving record fees:

  • Cash.
  • Check or money order made payable to “Motor Vehicle Division."
  • Credit card (not at every AZ MVD location).
    • Contact your local AZ DMV office to find out if credit cards are accepted.

For online transactions, the ServiceArizona website accepts payment by the following credit cards:

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

NOTE: You will be charged an additional convenience fee if you choose to visit an Arizona MVD authorized third-party office.

Correct or Improve Your AZ MVR

Make Corrections

If there are any mistakes on your AZ driving record, you could end up paying higher car insurance rates in Arizona or have difficulties getting a job.

If you believe there is an error on your AZ motor vehicle record, you should contact your local AZ MVD office or the court in your jurisdiction.

Prevent Additional Points

If you receive a traffic violation in Arizona, you can attend a defensive driving course to prevent:

  • Points being added to your AZ motor vehicle record.
  • Your insurance rate increasing.

You may only attend an Arizona defensive driving course once every 12 months.

For information about the defensive driving classes you can take in Arizona, please read our Defensive Driving in Arizonapage.

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National Driver Register Checks

The National Driver Register (NDR) is a database of all high-risk drivers.

When applying for your Arizona driver license, the information you submit on your application is verified on this system.

This helps the AZ MVD check for outstanding or unresolved violations in any other state. If anything shows up, an Arizona driver license will not be issued.

NOTE: If you provide false information in your application, your Arizona driver license will be canceled.

Request Your Own NDR Record

If you'd like a copy of your own National Driver Register record, call the Arizona MVD to have an application form sent to you.

Employer-Requested NDR Record

To order a copy of someone else's NDR record, you will need a:

NOTE: The driver must sign the form in the presence of a notary or MVD Agent.

Send the above to the address specified on the form, or take it to any AZ MVD driver license office in person. 


National Driver Register Check
Permit the AZ Motor Vehicle Division to release a copy of your National Driver Register record to an employer.
Motor Vehicle Record Request
Use this form to request your own OR someone else's Arizona driving OR vehicle record for lawful purposes.
Consent To Release Motor Vehicle Record
Allows the MVD to release your personal AZ driving record to a person or organization on an ongoing basis.
Consent To Release Motor Vehicle Record One Time
Allows for a one-time release your of your Arizona driving AND/OR vehicle record to a person OR organization.
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