California Driver’s License Status

Online

Online driving records are not official documents. Options to get an official document are In-Person or By Mail.

Get a driving record Online

You can request only for your own driver record online:

  1. Pay a fee: $2 (2.1% service fee is added to debit and credit card transactions. For paying by e-check, only one item can be purchased)
  2. Prepare your printer, because you will have one chance to print your record after paying the fee.
  3. Create an online account

Process for requesting another person’s driving record

If you want to require the ownership history of a vehicle, driver or vehicle records of another person as well as decreased person’s photography (with a death certificate), you will have to fill the Request for Record Information (INF 70).

Get a vehicle record Online

The process of getting a vehicle record is similar to driving record.

  • Create an online account/Login to your account at http://www.dmv.ca.gov/
  • Pay fee: $2
  • Prepare your printer because there is only one chance to print the records after paying the fee.

Process of requesting another person’s vehicle record

Here is what you should do to get other person’s vehicle record:

Department of Motor Vehicles Public Operations — G199 P.O Box 944247 Sacramento, CA 94244-2470

Note: Not available online

By Mail

Complete the necessary INF 1125 form. The fee for that service is $5

Mail to the:
Department of Motor Vehicles Public Operations — G199 P.O. Box 944247 Sacramento, CA 94244-2470

In-Person

Complete an INF 1125 form and go to your local DMV office. Once again, the fee for that service is $5.

Common questions

What is reflected on the driver’s record?

An “H6” or “10-year driving record” that had information for internal department purposes is no longer available from March 20, 2019.

Driver record will include information:

  • convictions for three, seven, or ten years,
  • departmental actions, and
  • accidents on a person’s driver record as required by the California Vehicle Code(CVC) 1808.

I requested to have my address show on my printout, why does it not show on the screen?

The address is not shown for the person’s privacy protection. On the physical printout, the address will be revealed.

How do I view my driver and/or vehicle/vessel record? Where do I view it? What if I closed out the shopping cart confirmation page?

  1. Pay for the record
  2. View and print your record
  3. Close the shopping cart confirmation page
  4. If you wish to view your record after closing the shopping cart confirmation page you must make another purchase .

If the information in the driver record is incorrect, how do I get that corrected?

There are three options to correct driving record information:

How do I contact DMV for help with technical issues I am experiencing with DMV’s online services?

For technical problems with online services, contact: 1-877-563-5213.

The Online Technical Support Call Center business hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Pacific Time
  • Wednesday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Pacific Time.