How to Get my own lifetime driving record

What is a "lifetime" driving record?

See an explanation of "lifetime" driving records issued by the New York DMV.


How do I get a “lifetime” driving record?


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

To create a MyDMV account, you will need your most recent New York State driver license, permit, or non-driver ID. 

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

Go to MyDMV


See the Records Request Navigator if you do not have:

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

Allow 5 business days for processing requests made through the Navigator.


Can I get my “lifetime" driving record by phone or at a DMV office?

No. You may only request your “lifetime" driving record online, or by mail-order using the Request for DMV Records (MV-15) form.  Find DMV forms.

Can I get another person's “lifetime" driving record?

Yes, but only online through the Records Request Navigator, or by mail using the Request for DMV Records (MV-15) and General Consent for Release of Personal Information (MV-15GC) forms.  Find DMV forms.