If for some reason you want to do a free DMV records search, you may want to know if state DMVs provide free access to driving history records? The answer would be yes, no, and yes.
Yes, you can access records, No, they are not free, and Yes, you can even access someone else’s DMV records IF you have what they consider permissible reasons. You can obtain forms on the internet or by mail, and you can submit your request in person, by fax, or by mailing in the form.
You can look up your own records without a problem, just proper identification. You pay a small fee, however, around $8. What you can look up and how much it will cost depends on each state. You will have to contact the DMV offices on the website for the state where the driver you are interested in is licensed.
If you want to look up someone else’s DMV records, you need to provide what they term “permissible reasons”, and there is a charge. You can look up another person’ s records if you have that other person make the request and tell DMV that you are their appointed designee in order to get the record. If you need to look up someone else’s DMV driving history records, for example, in hiring that person for a job, you must meet the permissible reasons to do that DMV records search.
Permissible reasons include many areas. If you operate private toll transportation facilities, you have a good reason to look up records. If you are in the car rental business, you can access DMV records. If you are in a chauffeur business and need to verify licenses, you would qualify. Private investigators or security can look up a record if they also have another permissible reason to do so.
Records can be released for use in a legal action or judgment or lawsuit. Normal hiring and debt collections have permissible reasons for wanting access to driving history records and running a DMV records search.
Finally, government agencies or persons acting on behalf of those agencies can access DMV records search and driving history records. For most cases in general, if there is a very good reason that you need to look up someone else’s driving records, chances are good that you will be able to, but there will be a small records fee.