Records / Driver's Licenses FAQ
Key points from the Federal
Driver's Privacy Protection Act (1997) involve who may see the personal information
included in someone's driver's record:
- Personal information may be
disclosed for use by any requester if the requester demonstrates that it
has obtained written consent of the individual to whom the information
- Personal information may be disclosed for use by a licensed
private investigative agency or licensed security service for any purpose
permitted under this law.
- Personal information may be disclosed for use
by any insurer or insurance support organization...
you are allowed to see your own file, and usually this involves
including your full name, date of birth, driver's license number and social security
number. If you have these details of someone else, and gain their records without
their consent, you've probably broken the law...it would be more prudent to use
a licensed PI.
Usually driving records are used for pre-employment screening,
informing on whether a person obeys traffic laws and/or pays their fines on time.
They can indicate the last reported address, date of birth,
social security number (only some states), DUI's, Moving violations, tickets,
accidents, reckless driving, speeding fines, suspended licenses & the county
where the offense occured
Sometimes felony drug possession
or drunk driving can also show up on driving records.
Fees range from
$1.50 to $16 - follow the links below
Revoked, suspended, canceled or denied?
National Driver Register (NDR) is a central repository of information on individuals
whose privilege to drive has been revoked, suspended, canceled or denied or who
have been convicted of serious traffic-related offenses. The records maintained
at the NDR consist of identification information including name, date of birth,
gender, driver license number, and reporting State. All of the substantive information,
the reason for the suspension or conviction and associated dates, resides in the
to obtain Information from the National Driver Register
License Plate Search
- A search by License Plate Number typically returns:
and Last Name
- Registration and Expiration date
Make and Model of Vehicle
- VIN Number,
- Title Number
Lien holder name
Searches are available for most states, plus Mexico,
Australia and many European Countries.