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Request a driving record

A public driving record is a complete look at a driver's license holder’s driving career in Massachusetts. You can request a driving record for yourself or for someone else.

Registry of Motor Vehicles

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Driving records include criminal and civil driving offenses for which you were either found guilty or responsible, plus discretionary and administrative license suspensions.

There are 2 types of driving records:

  • An unattested public driving record
    • An unattested record is used for personal or informational purposes.
  • A true and attested public driving record
    • A true and attested public driving record is used for official and/or court purposes and carries the signature of the Registrar of Motor Vehicles.

 

Fees for Request a driving record

Name Fee Unit
Public Driving Record - True and Attested $20 each
Public Driving Record - Unattested (Online only) $8 each
Personal Driving History $20 each
Full Certified Driving History $20 each

How to request Request a driving record

To request a driving record online, you will need to provide the following:

  • Driver's license/learner's permit number
  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security Number (SSN) for the driver
  • Requestor information (if you are requesting the record for someone else)
  • Email address
  • Applicable fee

Visit an RMV Service Center with a completed public driving record request form and required fee to request a driving record. 

Most service centers accept cash, check, money order. Since payment methods vary by location, check what’s accepted at the site you will be visiting.

You can call the RMV's contact center to request a driving record. 

(857) 368-8000 
From area codes 339, 617, 781, and 857, or from outside Massachusetts

(800) 858-3926
From all other Massachusetts area codes

TTY: (877) 768-8833
For people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing (in Massachusetts)

You will need to provide the following:

  • Driver's license/learner's permit number
  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security Number (SSN) for the driver
  • Requestor information (if you are requesting the record for someone else)
  • Applicable fee

You can request a copy of a driving record by mail by completing the public driving record request form and mailing the form and check or money order payable to MassDOT to:

Registry of Motor Vehicles
Court Records Department
P.O. Box 55896
Boston, MA 02205

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Third party request for personal information

If a third party is interested in obtaining a Registry record that contains personal information about another person, the requester must certify that they are eligible to view the record. Eligibility details and required identification can be found in the request for personal information in the RMV records form.

The requester must complete the request form and obtain a notarized signature of the person whose personal information is being requested. If a federal, state, or local agency wants access to a RMV record, the agency must either obtain a subpoena or follow the protocols outlined above.

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