Get my own CDL driving record (abstract)

What is a CDL driving record abstract?

Commercial (CDL) abstracts show expanded driver history information that is not available on a Standard Driving Record.  This includes convictions, suspensions, revocations and other licensing actions in any state in any type of vehicle.  Medical Certification Status information and Self-Certification information is also provided.  Employers or organizations can get CDL Abstracts for enrolled drivers through the New York DMV License Event Notification Service (LENS).  See more information on CDL Abstracts.

An abstract of driving record is a certified DMV record. They all include a certification statement and the signature of the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, as well as a security watermark.


Get online through MyDMV

You can save and print a PDF version of your record. You will have until 5 days after your order to download it. The fee is $7.

To create a MyDMV account, you will need 

  • a New York State license, permit or non-driver ID or
  • your most recent New York State license, permit or non-driver ID 1

Make sure your computer and web browser have all recent updates to avoid problems downloading your record.  

Go to MyDMV


If you are unable to access MyDMV, you can mail a Request for Certified CDL Abstract (PDF) (MV-CDL) form along with the $10 fee to the DMV to the address provided on the form, or have your employer order your CDL driving record abstract through LENS.

  1. 1. You will need the document number (see sample documents) from your most recently issued document. If you renewed or ordered yours recently and have not received it in the mail yet, you will need to wait for it to arrive before you can create a MyDMV account.

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