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Get my own driving record (abstract)

Before You Start

You can order and immediately download your driving record through MyDMV.

To sign up for MyDMV, you need your

  • New York State Driver License, Non-driver ID, or Learner Permit
  • Social Security Number (SSN)

How do I get my own driving record abstract?

The fastest way to get your own certified driving record abstract is to use MyDMV.  You will be able to immediately print and save your NYS driving record in PDF format. It will remain available to download until 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the day after your order. We will also mail you a copy of your driving record.

To create a MyDMV account, you will need your

  • New York State Driver License, Non-Driver ID, or Learner Permit
  • Social Security Number (SSN)

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Is there any difference between a driving record I order through MyDMV and one I get through another method?

No. The certified driving record you order through MyDMV includes a certification statement and the signature of the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, as well as the same security watermark that driving record abstracts ordered through other methods contain.

 

I don't want to sign-up for MyDMV to get my driving record abstract. Can I still order it online?

Yes. You can order your driving record online without a MyDMV account. 1 You will need

  • New York State Driver License, Non-Driver ID, or Learner Permit
  • Social Security Number (SSN)

You will receive your driving record in the mail in about two weeks.

 

What's on a driving record abstract? What does it look like?

See the Description of Abstract of Driving Record (DS-242.1), which shows a sample abstract and explains what appears on a driving record abstract.

 

Can I order my driving record abstract by mail?

Yes. Use Request for DMV Records (form MV-15). Your request must include

  • a photocopy of your proof of identity 2
  • a personal check or money order for $10.00 payable to the "Commissioner of Motor Vehicles"

Send these items to

MV-15 Processing
NYS Department of Motor Vehicles
6 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12228

You can also get your driving record by mail when you renew your driver license. To order your record at renewal, mark the blue box on your renewal notice and add the $10.00 search fee to your renewal fee.

 

Can I get my driving record abstract by phone?

Yes, but you must pay an additional $5.00 convenience fee. When you call, you must provide your name, date of birth, address and either your Client Identification Number or Social Security Number.  You will need to pay the $10.00 search fee and the $5.00 convenience fee with a credit or debit card. To order call 518-486-9786 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays.

 

Can I get my driving record abstract at an office?

Yes. You can request a driving record abstract at your local DMV office. You must show your proof of identity 2, complete form Request for Driving Record Information (MV-15C), and pay the $10.00 search fee. Personal checks or money orders must be made payable to "Commissioner of Motor Vehicles".

You can also request a driving record abstracts at the DMV Customer Service Counter in Albany. Use the Request for Driving Record Information (MV-15C) to request a driving record abstract at

Customer Service Counter
Room 136
Swan Street Building
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12228

You must provide your proof of identity and pay the $10.00 search fee.  You must certify that you have a DPPA permissible use.

Before You Start

You can order and immediately download your driving record through MyDMV.

To sign up for MyDMV, you need your

  • New York State Driver License, Non-driver ID, or Learner Permit
  • Social Security Number (SSN)

Do it online alternative

If you don't want to sign up for MyDMV, you can still order your driving record online.  You will receive it in the mail in about two weeks.

Do it by phone

It's easier and faster to do it online.

To order, call the DMV Call Center at 518-486-9786 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays.

Do it by mail

Use the Request for DMV Records (MV-15) to order your driving record abstract.

Do it at the DMV

Yes. You can get your driving record abstract at a DMV office or at the DMV Customer Service Counter at

Customer Service Counter
Room 136
Swan Street Building
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12228

Use the Request for Driving Record Information (MV-15C) to request a driving record abstract.

For your convenience, many DMV PDF forms can be filled in online and then printed.