Your own records
See how to order a certified copy of your 'Standard' driving record, which shows your record information for the past few years, or your 'Lifetime' driving record.
- Get your standard driving record (abstract)
- Get your Commercial Driver License (CDL) driving record (abstract)
- Get your lifetime driving record (abstract)
Another person's records
Crash (accident) reports
File a report
If you are in an accident, you are required by the NY State Vehicle and Traffic Law to stop and exchange information with the involved drivers.
Search for and get a report
DMV keeps accident reports for only 4 years from the date of the accident, except for rare instances that are described in Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 201(i). You can search and order reports online.