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How do you check your Ohio driving record?


According to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) there are 3 methods to obtaining the abstract of your driving record, a driver license abstract which contains an individual's three-year record of violations and accidents.

The first option is by mail costs which $2.00. To obtain a prior 3-year driving record of violations and accidents regarding any person, it is necessary to submit the full name, address, date of birth, social security number, and driver license number along with other information requested on form BMV 1173. Allow 14-21 days to process.

The second option is to go in person to a BMV branch office which costs $5.50. Deputy Registrars have the ability to issue copies of driving records (driver license abstracts) at branch license agency offices throughout Ohio. Driving records may only be obtained by qualified individuals. License agency customers may purchase driving records for themselves; for others, upon written consent; and for other individuals who qualify to receive driving record information.

The third option is to go online and obtain an official copy of your record. You can also get the requirements for the reinstatement of your driving privileges if under suspension. Please follow this link for more information: http://www.bmv.ohio.gov/online_services/online_services.htm

Form BMV 5713 (Driver Abstract Request) must be completed in order to receive a driver license record. This form can be obtained at any local deputy registrar license agency location.

You cannot obtain information about your driving record, such as the amount of points you have accumulated, over the phone because under section 4509.05 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) when reporting a record of convictions to a person the registrar is required to collect for each abstract a fee of two dollars.


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  1. Anonymous

    Great practical information that is easy to understand and very helpful. THANK YOU!!!!