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What is a Florida Driving Record and what types of information are included on my driving record?

A Florida driving record, also commonly referred to as a motor vehicle record (MVR), is a document that can be printed and provides details about a person's driving history, including various violations, suspensions, restrictions, or other information that may be included on their Florida driving record.

For your protection, and to comply with State and Federal regulations, personal information including your name, address and social security number are not displayed on your driving record. Your Florida driving record is identified by your Florida driver's license number that is included on the record.

How can I receive a copy of my Florida driving record?

This website provides access to your official driving record from the Florida DMV so you can be assured of the most accurate and up to date information available. You are able to receive Florida driving records either by e-mail (for immediate delivery) or by first class U.S. mail. All driving record orders must be placed online and require a credit card or debit card. Please have your driver’s license number available when you place your order. The information in your record is obtained from the official Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles database, which is the same official source used by law enforcement, courts, your insurance company and employers to verify driver information.

Your driving record is a reflection of your personal driving history and may include infractions received, points, restrictions, accidents, suspensions and additional information. This is the same information that can be ordered by your insurance company, employer or other businesses. What’s included on your driving record? Is the information accurate? As we all know, errors can result in inaccurate information being included on any record. Incorrect information on a Florida driving records can affect one’s employment, insurance rates as well as other accounts. You are entitled to order a copy of your Florida driving record from this website and to review the information included on your report. This information is available to you for a nominal charge.

Many employers require their employees to provide a copy of their Florida driving record prior to driving a company vehicle or if they drive while on company business. Florida driving records ordered from this driving records website are non-certified and are ideal for employment purposes.

Many people take the time to review their credit report for errors or mistakes but never consider that their driving history can be used by their insurance company when setting their motor vehicle insurance rates, their employer as part of their pre-employment screening process, or by other companies where they do business for any allowable purpose. To review and verify information on your driving record, you should consider reviewing your record on a periodic basis, just as you would any other important personal record.

I got a traffic ticket and took traffic school to avoid receiving the points on my license. Why can’t I see this information when I get a copy of my three-year or seven-year driving record?

Three-year and seven-year Florida driving records contain only infractions that have been adjudicated by the courts, which means for which you were found “guilty”. If you received a traffic ticket and then went to traffic school to keep the points off your license, those points and the infraction are considered "adjudication withheld" and will therefore NOT appear on a three-year or seven-year record. Please Note: If you want to see all traffic infractions, including those where you took traffic school to keep points off your license, you will need to order a Complete Record. A complete Florida driving record contains all traffic infractions and additional information as determined by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles over as many years as are included on your record, as well as infractions reported by other states that are included on your Florida driving record during this same period.

Please keep in mind non-moving violations generally do not result in points on your license but will usually appear on your record since they are adjudicated.

Do you remember the last time you took traffic school for a traffic infraction? You may need this information if you receive a traffic ticket and want to determine if you have taken traffic school within the past 12 months. Keep in mind that infractions where you took traffic school to keep points off your license will only appear on a complete driving record – not on a 3-year or 7-year record. (See below for discussion of each type of record available.)

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) updates its driver license database for driving citations after the disposition of the infraction has occurred. This process may take several months as the ticket is processed, traffic school is completed if applicable in your situation, and the issue is ultimately reported on your record. Information either is reported to the Department after a person has paid their fine, gone to driving school, or otherwise disposes of their infraction through the courts. Law enforcement agencies report traffic ticket information to the applicable county Clerk of the Court for processing and reporting. The Clerk of the Court’s office then reports to the Florida DMV after final disposition of the infraction. While a non-contested ticket where the person simply pays their fine may appear on their Florida driving record in 30 or 60 days, the process for contested tickets or where traffic school or other method of adjudication is involved may take several months.

Three-year and seven-year Florida driving records contain only infractions that have been adjudicated by the courts, which means for which you were found “guilty”. If you received a traffic ticket and then went to traffic school to keep the points off your license, those points and the infraction are considered "adjudication withheld" and will therefore NOT appear on a three-year or seven-year record. Please Note: If you want to see all traffic infractions, including those where you took traffic school to keep points off your license, you will need to order a Complete Record. A complete driving record contains all traffic infractions and additional information as determined by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles over as many years as are included on your Florida record, as well as infractions reported by other states that are included on your Florida record during the same period.

Please keep in mind non-moving violations generally do not result in points on your license but will usually appear on your record since they are adjudicated.

What do I do if I find incorrect information on my driving record?

All driving history information is compiled from records obtained directly from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Corrections to your driving record, if any are needed, can only be processed by the Department. You will need to contact that agency directly for assistance at (850) 922-9000.


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