Get my own driving record (abstract)
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.
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.
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 1
- a personal check or money order for $10.00 payable to the "Commissioner of Motor Vehicles"
Send these items to
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 1, 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
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.
- 1. a. b. This can either be a driver license or other government issued photo ID card (you can black out your photo) or 6 points of identification. See Proofs of Identity for Learner Permit, Driver License, and Non-Driver ID Card (form ID-44 ).