Driving Records in Maine
About Maine Driving Records
The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) keeps records of all licensed drivers in the state. You can obtain a non-certified copy of your ME driving record for personal use or a certified copy for official use.
Maine driving records keep track of all tickets, violations, accident reports, and suspensions you may have.
Information on Your ME Driving Record
A driving record in Maine will contain your:
- Accidents, violations, suspensions or revocations (if applicable).
- License and vehicle registration history.
Points Against Your Driver License
Tickets and violations will result in points being added to your Maine driving record. If you accumulate a specific number of points, the BMV will suspend your license.
Please visit the ME BMV website for specific details about the point system in Maine and how to keep your driving record free of convictions.
Types of Maine Driving Records
There are several types of driving records available from the ME DMV, such as:
- 3-year driving records.
- 10-year driving records.
- Electronic driving records.
- Certified driving records.
All driving records in Maine contain vehicle and driving information. However, driving records with personal information (e.g., name, address, Social Security number, etc.) can only be requested in accordance with state and federal laws protecting private information.
NOTE: The fee for each type of driving record will vary.
Who Sees Your ME Driving Record
Maine driving records without personal information are available to the public according to the Maine Freedom of Access Law.
Driving records that contain personal information are only available to certain organizations or with written consent from the driver whose record is being requested.
The following requesters do NOT need written consent to obtain records with personal information:
- Law enforcement.
- Insurance companies.
- Vehicle manufacturers.
- Businesses and employers who need to verify information.
- Towing companies and impound yards.
- Licensed private investigators.
Ordering Your Maine Driving Record
You can order your ME driving record online, by mail, or in person.
To obtain a Maine driving record online:
- Visit the driver records request page.
- Enter the license number OR the driver name and date of birth.
- Pay your driving record fee (see “Maine Driving Record Fees" below).
- Print the record.
NOTE: The online version of the driving record contains no personal information and is not a certified copy of the record. If you need a certified driving record or one with personal information, you must submit your driving record request by mail or contact the BMV at (207) 624-9000, ext 52116.
To obtain your Maine driving record by mail, you must send a written request with:
- Your name (as it appears on your license), birth date, and current address.
- A specific note for a 3-year record or 10-year record.
- You must also state “certified" in your request, if needed.
- Any required records (and dates) you are requesting, such as:
- Accident reports.
- A fax number, if you would like to receive the driving record by fax.
- A check or money order payable to the “Secretary of State" (see “Maine Driving Record Fees" below).
Mail your request and payment to:
Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Driver License Services Division
29 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
NOTE: Some records may not be available if the information was recorded electronically. Call the Violations Bureau at (207) 783-5422 to obtain a copy of the abstract with this information.
To obtain a copy of your driving record in person:
- Visit any Maine DMV office.
- Bring payment for your driving record fee (see “Maine Driving Record Fees" below).
NOTE: For further information about what you will need in your specific circumstance, please contact the ME DMV offices directly.
Maine Driving Record Fees
Fees for ordering ME driving records depend on the type of record you are requesting.
- 3-year record:
- By mail or in person: $5.
- 10-year record:
- Online: $12.
- By mail or in person; $10.
- Certified copy: Add $1 to the driving record fee (not available online).
- Faxing fee: Add $2 to your driving record fee.
- Copies of documents: Add $5 for copies of traffic reports, accident reports, suspension documents, etc.
Acceptable Payment Methods
- In person:
- Money orders.
- Credit cards (e.g., VISA, MasterCard).
- By mail: Check or money order made payable to “Secretary of State."
- Online: Credit cards (e.g., VISA, MasterCard).
Correcting Your ME Driving Record Information
If you believe your Maine driving record contains an error and you would like to correct your information, call the court records office at (207) 624-9000. Provide the BMV with as much information as possible, including any proof you may have of the error or its correction.