Driving Records in Maryland

Driving Records in Maryland

From impacting your job search to factoring into your car insurance rates, your driving record can affect more than just your MD driver's license. Because of this, it is good to know exactly what is in your driving record.

Through the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, you can order your Maryland driving record and see a history of your time on the roads.

By monitoring your driving record, you can:

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

Types of Maryland Driving Records

In Maryland, you can obtain the following types of driving records:

  • 3-year driving record. Complete driving record.
  • Probation before judgment (PBR) driving record.

3-Year and Complete Driving Records

Your 3-year MD driving record will reflect your driving history for the previous 3 years and will include:

  • Your driver's license issuances and status.
  • Any suspensions or revocations of your driver's license.
  • Your involvement in any car accidents.
  • Traffic violation convictions.

Your complete driving record will have all of the above information reflecting your entire driving history

PBR Driving Record

The probation before judgment (PBR) driving record contains all the information in your complete Maryland driving record, PLUS any probation before judgments in your driving history.

A PBR refers to any time you plead guilty for a crime and are assigned probation in lieu of a guilty verdict by the court.

PBRs on your driving record most commonly involve DUIs.

Your PBR driving record may only be ordered by:

  • You.
  • Your attorney.
  • Government officials.

Certified Driving Record

Certain situations may require you to obtain and submit a certified driving record. The most common requesters of certified copies are employers and courts.

In Maryland you can order certified copies of any driving record, regardless of the type.

Ordering Your Driving Record

You can order your Maryland driver record either:

  • In person.
  • Online.

In Person

You can order your Maryland driving record by completing the Request for Motor Vehicle Administration Records (DR-057) and submitting it to the MVA with payment for the applicable fee:

  • Certified: $12.
  • Non-certified: $9.

You can pay via cash, check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express). Fees are non-refundable.


You also have the option of ordering and paying for your driving history online at the MVA website.

You'll pay the applicable fee (see above) using a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or electronic check.

If paying by electronic check, you'll need your:

  • Routing number.
  • Checking account number.
  • Your MD driver's license number.
  • Your birth date.

NOTE: If you order a certified driving record, the MVA will mail it (not e-mail it) to your address, so make sure the MVA has your current address.

If the MVA does not have your current address, you must update it before ordering your driver record. The Post Office will not forward mail from the MVA.

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Your MD Driving Record and Privacy

Maryland law dictates that all private information on your driving record is automatically closed to the public.

Private information includes your:

  • Name.
  • Address.
  • Driver's license number.
  • Date of birth.
  • Social Security number.

The following information is considered open to the public:

  • Your driving status.
  • Driving violations in the past 3 years.
  • Any car accident information.
  • Your zip code.
  • Your car's vehicle identification number (VIN).
  • Your car's title number.
  • Your insurance company.
  • Your insurance policy number.
  • The odometer reading on your car.

Anyone who has either your driver's license number or your name and birth date can submit a request for a non-certified driving record to the MVA with the appropriate fee and obtain the information that is open to the public.

Removing Violations on Your Maryland DR

Maryland automatically removes, or expunges, offenses from your driving record at varying rates depending on the severity of the offense. The state will expunge your record in:

  • 31 days after your last conviction date for drivers who have: 
    • Never had their license suspended for reasons related to driver safety. 
    • Never had their license revoked.
    • No moving violations on their records.
  • 3 years after your last moving violation conviction date for drivers who have:
    • Never had their license suspended for driver safety reasons.
    • Never had their license revoked.
    • Moving violations on their record.
  • 5 years after your last moving violation conviction date for drivers who have:
    • Only had their driver's license suspended 1 time for driver safety-related reasons.
    • Never had their license revoked.
  • 10 years after your last moving violation conviction date or grant of probation before judgement in certain cases for drivers who have:
    • Had their license suspended multiple times.
    • Had their license previously revoked.

Records NOT eligible for expungement include any:

  • Active or pending license suspension.
  • Entries related to a fatal accident.
  • Alcohol-related violations.
  • Violation substantially similar, or identical, to those listed above.
  • Entries required for assessment of subsequent offender penalties. 


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