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.
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 – not just the past 3 years.
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:
- 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.
You can order your Maryland driver record either:
- 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.
Maryland law dictates that all private information on your driving record is automatically closed to the public.
Private information includes your:
- 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.
Most traffic violations will be automatically expunged, or removed from your Maryland driving record, 3 years after your conviction IF:
- In the past 3 years, you have not been convicted of:
- Another moving violation.
- Any criminal offense involving a motor vehicle.
- Your driver's license has never been suspended or revoked.
- You have never been convicted of (or been given a probation before judgment) for:
- Fleeing the scene of a car accident involving injury or death.
- Drunk driving.
If you do not meet the above criteria, you may still be able to request the removal of a violation from your record by completing an Expungement Request (form AJ-058) and mailing it to:
Administrative Adjudication Division
6601 Ritchie Highway, NE
Glen Burnie, MD 21062
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