Driving Records in Tennessee

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A personal driving record can be obtained via the Tennessee DOS. A potentially faster and more convenient option is to get a copy of your driver record from our approved partner.

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Driving Records in Tennessee

Driving records, also called motor vehicle records (MVRs), are official documents that contain your driving history. In Tennessee, MVRs are provided by the TN Department of Safety and Homeland Security.

Some of the most popular reasons to order a driving record are:

  • To prevent identity theft.
  • To conduct background checks on a potential employee.
  • For peace of mind and making sure your driving record is correct.
  • For insurance purposes. You may be able to lower your premium by providing your driving record to your insurance company.

About Your TN Driving Record

In Tennessee, your MVR shows your complete driving history for the last 3 years.

Your official TN driving record will typically include information on your:

  • TN driver's license revocations and suspensions.
  • Accidents and/or points held against you.
  • Traffic violations, citations, and fines.
  • TN driver's license endorsements and classifications.

Who Can See Your Driving Record?

Other people can order your TN driving record if their request falls into any of the following categories:

  • Legal requirements.
  • Employment background checks.
  • Fraud investigation.
  • Government business.
  • Insurance.
  • Statistical research.
  • Law enforcement.
  • Part of a private investigation.

If you need to order another TN resident's driving record, see the “ Employer, Attorney, and Insurance Requests" section below.

Order Your Tennessee Driving Record

You can order your driving record in Tennessee online, in person, or by mail.

Online

To order your TN driving record online, visit the TN Department of Safety website and provide:

  • Your last name and date of birth.
  • Your TN driver's license number.
  • Payment for the $7 fee. See the “Fees for a TN Driving Record" section below.

You will be provided with a PDF version of your Tennessee record that you can either save or print.

NOTE: If you have previously blocked access to your TN driving record, you will need to order your driving record by mail or in person.

In Person

To order your MVR in person, visit a Tennessee Driver Service Center and provide:

  • Your name and date of birth.
  • Your TN driver's license number.
  • Payment for the $5 fee. See the “Fees for a TN Driving Record" section below.

NOTE: If you have previously blocked access to your TN driving record, you will also need to provide a completed Request for Record Individual Authorization (Form SF-1282).

If you can't make it to a TN Driver Service Center in person, you can either:

  • Have another person order it for you in person.
    • They must provide the TN DMV with a notarized statement of authorization from you.
    OR
  • Request your TN driving record by mail (see below).

By Mail

To order your Tennessee driving record by mail, write a request that includes your:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Tennessee driver's license number.

NOTE: If you have previously blocked access to your TN driving record, you will also need to provide a completed Request for Record Individual Authorization (Form SF-1282).

Send your request and payment for the $5 fee (see the “Fees for a TN Driving Record" section below) to:

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
MVR Request
P.O. Box 945
Nashville, TN 37202

Please allow 2 weeks from the mailing date for the TN DMV to send your driving record.

A Clean Driver Record Could Lower Your Insurance Rates

Many insurance companies offer a rate reduction to their customers who keep a clean driving record. Get your driving record from an online provider . If you haven't selected a car insurance company yet, see our guide to Car Insurance in Tennessee.

Employer, Attorney, and Insurance Requests

You can order someone else's TN driving record if your request is an authorized purpose as defined by the Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA).

If you are eligible to order another person's TN driving record, you will need:

  • A completed Request for Record Authorized Requester (Form SF-1279).
  • Verification of the request on company letterhead.
  • Payment for the $5 fee. See the “Fees for a TN Driving Record" section below.

Fees for a TN Driving Record

The fee for an MVR will depend on whether you ordered it online, by mail, or in person.

  • Online: $7.
  • By mail: $5.
  • In person: $5.

If you are an investigating officer requesting a driving record as part of an accident report, the TN driving record will cost $5.

Accepted Payment Methods

When ordering a TN driving record online, payment must be made by one of the following credit/debit cards:

  • VISA.
  • MasterCard.
  • American Express.
  • Discover.

For requests by mail, payment must be made by cashiers check or money order made payable to “Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security."

If you're ordering your MVR in person, TN DMV offices accept payment by:

  • Cash.
  • Check or money order made payable to “Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security."
  • VISA, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards.

Correct Your TN Driving Record

If you need to correct an error on your MVR, contact the Tennessee Department of Safety at:

  • (615) 253-5221.
    OR
  • (866) 849-3548 (toll free).

Forms

Request for Record Individual Authorization - SF-1282

Use this form to request the TN driving record (for purposes allowed by law) of someone who previously declined to release their information. Must be notarized by a Notary Public.

Request for Record Authorized Requester - SF-1279

Complete this form to request the personal driving information of an individual who declined to release their records. You may only use this form for exceptions to the Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA).

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