Driving Records in Colorado

Driving Records in Colorado

A driving record, or Motor Vehicle Record (MVR), is an official document that contains your driving history. In Colorado, the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) provides your driver records.

There are many reasons to order a CO driving record, including:

  • An employer request to see it for work, legal, or potential employment purposes.
  • If you feel that you are a victim of identity theft.
  • To reduce your insurance costs.

Types of Colorado Driving Records

In Colorado, you can order a:

  • Non-certified motor vehicle record
  • Certified motor vehicle record.

If you are unsure what type you need, check with the person who requested it before you order it.

In Colorado, your MVR shows your complete driving history for the last 7 years. You cannot order a driving record for a period of less than 7 years.

Some of the things you can expect to see on your driving record are:

  • License suspensions or revocations.
  • Traffic citations, violations, and fines.
  • Any accidents and/or points held against you.
  • License classifications and endorsements.

How to Order Your Colorado Driving Record

You can order your certified and non-certified CO driving record in person or by mail. You can order a non-certified driving record from the CO DMV online.

You will need to provide your:

  • Date of birth.
  • Driver's license number (if you have it).
  • Signature.
  • A photocopy of your photo ID with signature.
  • Payment. See the “Fees for a Colorado Driving Record" section below.

If you would like your non-certified CO driving record, you must take or send the above documents to any CO DMV licensing office.

If you need a certified CO driving record, you must take or send the above documents to:

Division of Motor Vehicles
1881 Pierce Street
Lakewood, CO 80214

Your CO MVR will be mailed to you.

Employer and Court Requests

You cannot request someone else's CO driving records unless you are an employer, or you need it because of a pending court case.

An employer may request to see your driving record for a number of reasons, including:

  • To use in a legal issue stemming from a lawsuit.
  • To make a hiring decision.
  • As part of a regular audit of your driving history when driving is associated with your work.

The CO courts may also request your CO driving records as part of a legal proceeding.

Order Another Person's Driving Record

If you need to request someone else's Colorado driving record for any of the above reasons, you can do this in person or by mail.

You will need:

Be sure to specify your request of a certified or non-certified driving record.

Take or send the above to:

Department of Revenue
Division of Motor Vehicles
Driver Control Section
1881 Pierce Street
Lakewood, CO 80214

The CO MVR you requested will arrive in the mail within 14 business days.

What does a Colorado Driving Record Cost?

The fee for a CO driving record depends on whether you order a certified or non-certified record:

  • Non-certified driver record: $9.
  • Certified driver record: $10.

Accepted Payment Methods

Colorado DMV offices accept payment by:

  • Cash.
  • Check made payable to the “Department of Revenue."

Credit or debit cards are not accepted.

For mailed-in requests, payment must be made by personal check or money order made payable to the “Department of Revenue."

Correct Errors on Your CO Driving Record

Although CO driving records are usually very accurate, if you happen to find an error on your MVR, you should contact the DMV by calling:

  • (303) 205-5600.
  • TDD (303) 205-5940.


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