National Driver Register

What is the National Driver Register?

The National Driver Register (NDR) is a database maintained by the Federal government. The NDR lists

  • drivers from each US state who have a driver license that is suspended or revoked
  • drivers who were convicted of a serious traffic violation like DWI or a drug-related violation

Motor vehicle bureaus in the US provide the NDR with the names of persons who lose the privilege to drive or who were convicted of serious traffic violations. When a person applies for a driver license, the motor vehicle bureau will search for the name in the NDR. If a person was reported to the NDR as a problem driver, the driver cannot get a driver license without a clearance from the state that issued the suspension or revocation.

You can check if there is information about your driving record on the NDR files, whether this information has been disclosed to anyone and to whom it was disclosed.  To request this information, you must submit an Individual’s Request for National Driver Register File Search form (NDR-1).

You can get more information about the NDR at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.

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