In Arkansas code section 27-50-901 et. Seq. you can find all the information about Arkansas driving records. There are three essential things drivers in Arkansas should know:
- The information on every person’s driving license is confidential. This information includes records of traffic violations and accidents, updates of the drug and alcohol database for CDL drivers.
- The release of your driver record must be signed and dated. The data every person needs to fill are – name, driver’s license number, date of birth, and the name of the persons to whom the information is going to be released. This release will remain legit for 5 years.
- When we talk about methods of checking driver’s license history and records, there are three of them: In-person, Online, and by Mail.
Fees for Driving Record Types
When you look for the insurance record, you will get traffic violations in a period of three years. The fee for the in-person method and by mail is $8.5, and for the online method, the fee is $10.
Commercial record drivers use for employment purposes. All the information there stays longer than 3 years. The fee for checking commercial purposes in-person and by mail is $10, and for the online method, the costs are $13.
In history records, you can find all the information from receiving a driver’s license. The email and in-person method of checking will cost you $10 while the online method is not available.
By visiting some of the online services like airsdsmvpub.dfa.arkansas.gov or ark.org you can request information about your driving license. The insurance record, for instance, the drivers can purchase for $11.50. On the other hand, the commercial record will cost you $13.
The online process requires certain pieces of information from the driver’s license. You will need to provide
- First and Last Name
- Driver’s License Number
- Driver License Issue Data
- Date of Birth
- Last five digits of driver’s SSN (social security number)
- A legit credit card (For example, MasterCard and Visa)
After you enter these pieces of information, you will have to choose the type of report you want to get. We highlighted above what are the costs for both types.
You need to go through two different steps to complete the process with the in-person method
- Visit the right local DMV office and fill the form.
- Find the right office for your location. The phone of the counties that office services you can find on the list below.
- The fee for commercial records is $10, and for the insurance record it is $8.5
|Bentonville Driver Control Office||479-254-1808||Benton, Carroll, Madison|
|Cabot Driver Control Office||501-843-5836||Lonoke, Prairie|
|Camden Driver Control Office||870-836-4581||Union, Ouachita, Calhoun, Bradley, Ashley, Drew|
|Conway Driver Control Office||501-329-5056||Faulkner, Searcy, Van Buren, Perry, Conway|
|Driver Services Mailing Address|
|Fayetteville Driver Control Office||479-521-1431||Washington|
|Forrest City Driver Control Office||870-633-5971||St. Francis, Cross, Monroe, Arkansas, Phillips|
|Fort Smith Driver Control Office||479-783-2422||Sebastian|
|Hot Springs Driver Control Office||501-623-1239||Garland, Montgomery, Clark, Pike, Hot Springs, Polk|
|Jonesboro Driver Control Office||870-935-9505||Craighead, Crittenden, Poinsett|
|Little Rock Driver Control Office||501-682-1631||Pulaski, Prairie, Saline|
|Mountain Home Driver Control Office||870-425-9717||Baxter, Izard, Stone, Boone, Newton, Fulton|
|Paragould Driver Control Office||870-935-9505||Greene, Sharp, Randolph, Jackson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Clay|
|Pine Bluff Driver Control Office||870-536-6793||Jefferson, Lincoln, Chicot, Desha, Dallas, Cleveland|
|Russellville Driver Control Office||479-968-1697||Pope, Logan, Franklin, Conway, Yell, Scott, Johnson|
|Searcy Driver Control Office||501-268-9108||White, Cleburne, Woodruff, Jackson, Independence|
|Texarkana Driver Control Office||870-773-7826||Miller, Nevada, Howard, Seviere, Little River, Hempstead, Columbia, Lafayette|
In the end, if you decide to complete the process by mail, you need to fill in this form and send it to
Room 1070, Post Office Box 1272,
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203.
The fee for the commercial records is $10, and $8.5 for insurance records.
Suspensions and Revocation
There is a difference between suspension and revocation. The suspension is the condition when the driver can’t drive for some period, but he can get his license back. On the other hand, the revocation means the license is canceled and you need to submit an investigation before you get another one.
Types of Suspensions and Revocation
Excessive Moving Violations: You will get a suspension based on the point system
- 14 to 17 points: 3-month suspension.
- 18 to 23 points: 6-month suspension.
- 24 or more points: 1-year suspension.
Driving under the influence of Alcohol/Drugs: If you are driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more, you will be charged with a DUI. The license can be suspended for:
- 6 months for a 1st offense DWI/DUI.
- 180 days for a 1st offense BAC test refusal.
- 2 years for a 2nd offense within 5 years.
- 30 months for a 3rd offense within 5 years.
- 4 years for a 4th offense within 5 years.
- Your license may be revoked permanently for a 4th offense BAC test refusal within 5 years.
Driving with a Suspended License or No Licence
Driving with a suspended license will lead to an increase in the length of the suspension. Also, you can go to prison for up to 5 years. A driver’s license can be suspended if the person does not have a license while driving.
Driving without insurance
All the cars in Arkansas need to have proper insurance
Physical or Psychological Disqualification
Suspension if the re-examination finds that the person is physically or psychologically unable to drive safely.
Non-Driving Reasons for License Suspension
These include: not responding to a Motor Vehicle Commission notice or not appearing in court; failing to pay traffic tickets, fines, or surcharges; and not paying child support.
What to do if your license is suspended?
The first thing you should do is to speak with a Traffic Ticket Lawyer or DUI-DWI lawyer
If your license has not been taken away already, you need to surrender your license to the Arkansas Office of Motor Vehicles. Mail to the
Office of Driver Service,
Driver’s License Issuances,
Room 2120, P.O. Box 1272,
Little Rock, AR 72203.
The drivers across Arkansas do not have the right to drive while their license is suspended. After the suspension ends, you will get a Notice of Restoration from the OMV. There you can find all the instructions on how to restore a license.
How to Reinstate a Driver’s License
There are two ways of how you can do that. If you decide to do that by mail, you need to
- File an SR22 form – proof of insurance
- If it is required by the court, complete an alcohol education/treatment program
- If it is required by the court, pass the driving skills and knowledge tests
- Pay a reinstatement fee. You can mail a check or money order payable to:
Office of Driver Service,
Driver License Issuance,
Room 2120, P.O. Box 1272,
Little Rock, AR 72203
You can also use the online method to complete the same process. After you get a new license, you will be subject to a Mandatory Probation Period of 1 year. Any new violations in the Probation Period can result in the suspension of a driver’s license.