Driving Records in North Dakota

Driving Records in North Dakota

A driving record (also called a “driver abstract") from the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is a document showing driver-related history including tickets, accidents, or suspensions.

Checking your driving record in North Dakota can help determine insurance rates, along with eligibility for certain jobs, license applications, or other legal or business transactions.

Information on North Dakota Driving Records

The NDDOT provides driving records with details about driver history, such as:

  • Traffic tickets and accidents.
  • Accumulated ND driver license points.
  • Violations, convictions and suspensions.
  • Commercial driver information (if applicable).

A North Dakota driver abstract is only provided to requesters who have written consent from the driver in question.

Types of ND Driving Records

The NDDOT offers a couple types of driving records in North Dakota, which include:

  • Online driver abstracts.
  • Complete driver abstracts.

Online Driver Abstracts

The ND DOT website offers your personal driving record online (also called a “driver abstract"), but you'll receive only a limited version to view on your computer.

A limited online ND driving record does NOT show:

  • Any information more than 3 years old.
  • Total number of points.
  • Crash information.
  • Resolved suspension/revocations older than 3 years old.

Complete Driver Abstract

Your complete driver abstract will provide your entire history, including the incidents mentioned above that DO NOT appear on your driver abstract.

You may only order your complete driving record in person or by mail to the main DOT office in Bismarck:

608 E. Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505

Or by fax to (701) 328-2435. Include your credit card number, expiration date and V-code to cover the $3 fee.

Who Can See Your ND Driving Abstract?

While you may check your personal DMV driving record in North Dakota anytime, the NDDOT limits who can access driver records.

To obtain the ND driving record of another individual, an organization must have written consent from the driver in question.

How to Get Your ND Driving Record

The North Dakota DOT allows you to order a limited driving record online, by mail, or by fax.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You may ONLY order your complete driving record in person at the Bismarck office mentioned above.

Order a Driving Record Online

You may order a limited driver abstract online in North Dakota using the NDDOT Drivers License Record Request System. You may view and print this ND driving record online.

To use the NDDOT Drivers License Record Request System, you must:

  • Enter your information in the requester field (required).
  • Enter driver information (required even if identical to the requester field).
  • Verify you are requesting the correct ND driving record.
  • Select the driver.
  • Submit payment for your driver record fee (see “Fees for ND Driving Records" below).

NOTE: The ND DOT will NOT send a copy to you by mail when you use this system.

By Mail

To order a limited North Dakota driver record by mail:

  • Complete the Request for Driver Abstract (Form SFN 51386).
  • Enclose a $3 check or money order.
  • Mail your driver abstract form and payment to:
    Drivers License Division
    608 East Boulevard Ave.
    Bismarck, ND 58505

By Fax

To order your limited driving record in North Dakota by fax:

  • Send a completed Request for Driver Abstract (Form SFN 51386).
  • Include payment information including your:
    • Credit card number, expiration date, and CVV number.
  • Fax your driver abstract form to (701) 328-2435.

Your complete ND driving record will be sent to you by mail.

What are the Fees for North Dakota Driving Records?

Every driver record request in North Dakota will cost $3. The fee is the same for transactions made online, by mail, or by fax.

Acceptable Payment Methods

Online or By Fax:

You can make a payment on the ND DMV website with debit or credit cards, including:

  • VISA.
  • MasterCard.
  • Discover.

By Mail:

The NDDOT accepts checks or money orders.


SFN 51386
Request for Driver Abstract
Use this form to request your North Dakota driving record or that of another person for reasons allowed by law.
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