Request a driving record

A driving record is a complete look at a driver's license holder’s driving career in Massachusetts.

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

A license holder may request their own driving record and license holder may also authorize another person “an authorized recipient” to obtain a copy of their driving record.  Requestors that have a Driver Privacy Protection Act “DPPA” permitted use for this personal data may also request a driving record.

 

The documentation needed will vary depending on who is making the request:

  • License holders requesting their own record will need to provide a completed Driving Record Request Form, the applicable fee, and a photocopy (not required for in person request) of your license/ID.
  • Authorized recipients will need to provide a completed Driving Record Request Form signed by the license holder and the certification signed by the authorized recipient, the applicable fee, and a photocopy of both the license holder’s and the authorized recipient’s license/ID.
  • DPPA requestors will need to submit a completed Request for Personal Information RMV Records form with the certification signed by the requestor, the applicable fee, and a photocopy of the requestor’s license/ID.

 

Fees   for Request a driving record

Name Fee Unit
Driving Record - True and Attested Fee $20 each
Driving Record - Unattested Fee (available online only) $8 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
  • Email address
  • Applicable fee

Unattested Driving Record
This record is primarily used for personal or informational purposes. This type of Driving Record can be accessed at the end of this transaction. The cost is $8.00. 

True and Attested Driving Record
This record is primarily used for official and court purposes as it is stamped with the signature of the Registrar. The RMV will mail this record, along with an explanatory cover letter, only to the record holder at the address that is on file in RMV records. The cost is $20.00.

  • License holders requesting their own record will need to provide a completed Driving Record Request Form, the applicable fee, and a photocopy of your license/ID.
  • Authorized recipients will need to provide a completed Driving Record Request Form signed by the license holder and the certification signed by the authorized recipient, the applicable fee, and a photocopy of both the license holder’s and the authorized recipient’s license/ID.
  • DPPA requestors will need to submit a completed Request for Personal Information RMV Records form with the certification signed by the requestor, the applicable fee, and a photocopy of the requestor’s license/ID.

Send requests to:

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

Please allow 2 weeks to process and mail the record.

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Employers

The RMV offers access to the Driver Verification Program (DVS) for employers that have a need to monitor their driver’s license statuses.  As part of the DVS program, you will have the ability to purchase an Unattested Driving Record.  For more information or to sign up for the DVS Program click here.

Third party request for driving records

If a third party is interested in obtaining a Driving Record for another person, the requestor must certify that they are DPPA eligible to view the record. Eligibility details and required identification can be found in the Request for Personal Information in the RMV Records form. 

Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) penalties

18 USC § 2723 provides that anyone who knowingly obtains, discloses, or uses personal information from a motor vehicle record for a purpose not permitted under 18 U.S.C. §2721, shall be liable to the individual to whom the personal information pertains, including:

  • An award of the greater of actual damages or liquidated damages of $2500 for each violation.
  • Punitive damages upon proof of willful or reckless disregard of the law.
  • Reasonable attorneys fees and other litigation costs.
  • Such other equitable relief as the court may order.

Anyone requesting the disclosure of personal information who misrepresents his identity or makes a false statement in connection with any request for personal information with the intent to obtain personal information in a manner not authorized by law shall be subject to criminal prosecution, which may include a fine of not more than $5000 or imprisonment in a jail or house of correction for not more than one year, or both.

 

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