Driving Records in Florida

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Driving Records / Motor Vehicle Record in Florida

From affecting your job search to determining your car insurance rates, your driving record can impact more than just your FL drivers license. Because of this, it is a good idea to know what exactly is in your Florida driving record, also referred to as a motor vehicle record (MVR).

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles makes it possible for you to order your Florida Driver History Record.

By monitoring your driving record, you can:

  • Track your violation points.
  • Verify that all information is correct.
  • Monitor for possible identity theft.

Types of Florida Driving Records

The FLDHSMV offers the following record types of driver records/motor vehicle records:

  • 3-year record.
  • 7-year record.
  • Complete driver record.
  • Certified driving record.

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3-Year and 7-Year Driver Record

A 3-year or 7-year driver record will contain the following information:

  • Your driver's license issuances and status.
  • Guilty dispositions of traffic violations and their assigned points from the past 3 or 7 years.
  • Any car accident that resulted in a traffic citation.
  • Suspensions, revocations, cancelations, and disqualifications of your driver's license that are open or have been cleared within the time period (3 or 7 years).
  • Suspensions for failure to pay a traffic citation will remain on your driver record for 1 year after your driver's license is reinstated.

Complete Motor Vehicle Record

Your complete Florida driving record includes:

  • Your driver's license issuances and status.
  • All guilty dispositions of traffic violations, including each violation that resulted in assigned points.
  • All adjudications withheld.
    • The most common instances of adjudications withheld are drivers choosing to complete driver improvement courses to avoid points on your record.
  • Any car accident that resulted in a traffic citation.
  • All license suspensions, revocations, cancelations, and disqualifications of your driver's license (including those that have been cleared).
    • Suspensions for failure to pay a traffic citation will remain on your driver record for 1 year
    • After a year, this suspension will become a correspondence entry on your complete driver record for the following 2 years.
      • Correspondence entries refer to notes from the court on your record, rather than specific violations.

Certified Driving Record

Certain situations, such as court proceedings and employer requests, may require you to obtain and submit a certified copy of your motor vehicle record.

You can order a certified version of any Florida driving record (e.g., 3-year, complete, etc.).

Traffic Violations

The amount of time an entry stays on your driving record / motor vehicle record depends on the type of violation:

  • Traffic violations – Most traffic violations remain on your driving record for 3 to 5 years.
    • Very severe violations may stay on longer.
  • Suspensions of your license – Time on your record varies.
  • Traffic school elections will stay on your record for 75 years.
  • Alcohol related violations stay on your record for 75 years.

Ordering Your FL Driving Record

You can purchase a driving record at any Florida:

  • Division of Driver Licenses office.
  • Tax collector that offers driver license services.
  • Court clerk that offers driving records services.

Additionally, you may order your driving record / motor vehicle record through the mail by sending Driver License Record Request (form HSMV 90511) to:

Bureau of Records
2900 Apalachee Parkway, MS 52
Tallahassee, Florida 32300-0574

Your request may take up 2 weeks to process.

Driving Record Fees

Your fee will depend on the type of record you order:

  • 3-year Driver History Record: $8.
  • 7-year Driver History Record: $10.
  • Complete Driver History Record: $10.
  • Certified Driver History Record: $10.

You must pay your fee upon ordering your driving record.

Florida Driving Records and Privacy

The Driver Privacy Protection Act protects the private information on your driving record.

Under the Driver Privacy Protection Act, personal information on your Florida MRV can be released for use:

  • By any government agency.
  • In connection with matters relating to vehicle or driver safety.
  • By any business, but only to:
    • Verify accuracy of personal information you submitted to the business.
    • Obtain correct information if you submitted incorrect personal information.
  • In any court or arbitration proceeding.
  • By the state to another person IF that person can show the state your written consent.
  • By an employer.
  • By a car insurance company.

Fixing Errors on Your Driving Record

Because having a good driving record can help land you a job and get you low car insurance rates, it is important that all information on your Florida MVR / driving record is accurate when someone performs a Florida drivers license lookup.

If you find a violation on your driving record you wish to dispute and have removed from your driving record, you must contact the prosecuting court and prove that the violation was wrongly placed in your record.

Forms

HSMV 90511
Driver License Records Request
Use this form to request a copy of your FL driving record or someone else's for purposes allowed by law

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