Ohio Driver’s License Status

Driving Record Abstract (Three-year)

If you want to request a driving record abstract, you should know that it is a three-year record that includes the following details: all violations and convictions and accident involvement reports. Besides that, all disqualifications such as license suspensions, revocations will be shown on your three-year record. The record will display only the recent driver’s license issuance date.

How to Request an Abstract Driving Record

Requesting the abstract driving record is possible in three different ways. You can do that online, in-person, and by mail.

Online

Visit the online website at OPLATES.comand follow the instruction in order to request your driving record. Click on BMW online services, and you will see the box under the name MW driving record there. The visitors will have to choose between two different options – an unofficial 2-year driving record and a certified 3-year driving record.

For the unofficial 2-year driving record, you will have to share your license or state ID number, date of birth, the first letter of your last name, and the last 4 digits of SNN. Below that box, you will have to share some personal information. More precisely, you will have to share your last and first name, middle name or your initials, date of birth, suffix, and last 4 digits of SSN. Keep in mind that your name has to be identical to one that appears on your Ohio Drivers License.

In Person

If you want to request a driving record In-Person, you should go to the deputy registrar license agency. Of course, you should find the closest BMV location to you. There are many of them on the territory of Ohio state.

By Mail

First, complete the necessary Record Request (form BMV 1173) and after submitting a $5.00 fee, send a mail to the: Ohio BMV, Attn: BMV Records, PO Box 16520, Columbus, Ohio 43216-6520.

Driver Record for the Employer of a CDL Holder

If an employer of a CDL holder wants to request a driver record, the procedure is different. First, you should know that the record will include all federally-required driver history and medical examiner certification information. For request, you should complete the necessary BMV 1173 Form and then follow the instruction you will find HERE.

How to Request a CDL holder driver record

After completing a Record Request (form BMV 1173) form and submitting a $5.00 fee, send a mail to the: Ohio BMV, Attn: BMV Records, PO Box 16520, Columbus, Ohio 43216-6520.

Unofficial copy of driver record (two-year)

Any individual can request an unofficial copy of their driving record from the period of last 2-years permitted by The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). On the record, you can see details such as moving violation convictions, accident involvement reports, and other actions that result in license suspensions, revocations, or other disqualifications. However, the driver record is consistent with the Ohio point assessment and suspension law.

How to Request the Unofficial Copy of Driver Record

For requesting this unofficial copy of your driving record, follow the provided instruction by checking HERE. On the link we attached, you will find two options. The first one is to request a certified 3-year driving record that comes together with an issuance date. On the other hand, you can also request an unofficial 2-year driving record. However, keep in mind that a formatted printout is unavailable.

Driver License History

The information that driver license history contains is issuance dates for current and previously-obtained driver licenses, as well as, state identification cards.

How to Request a Driver License History

Complete the  Record Request (form BMV 1173) with the provided $5.00 fee, and send it to the: Ohio BMV, Attn: BMV Records, PO Box 16520, Columbus, Ohio 43216-6520.

Vehicle Registration Record

A vehicle registration record provides the most recent registration information related to the identifier provided. Vehicle registration records do not provide historical information.

How to Request a vehicle registration record

First, fulfill the necessary Record Request (form BMV 1173) and after submitting the $5.00 fee, send a mail to the address: Ohio BMV, Attn: BMV Records, PO Box 16520, Columbus, Ohio 43216-6520.

Vehicle Title Record

If you want to see the most recent title information associated with the intensifier provided, you need to request for vehicle title record. Title records can also provide limited historical information if you are qualified to get them.

How to Request a Vehicle Title Record

Follow the instruction: complete the Record Request (form BMV 1173) and submit a $5.00. After you did that, send a mail to the address: Ohio BMV, Attn: BMV Records, PO Box 16520, Columbus, Ohio 43216-6520.

Vehicle Title Record with Historical Chain of Ownership

On a vehicle title record chain, you can find a list of vehicles titled to an individual. Besides that, you can find a list of owners of a vehicle with their issuance dates.

How to Request a Vehicle Title Record With a Historical Chain of Ownership

After you complete the necessary  Record Request (form BMV 1173), pay a $5.00 fee, and send a mail to the address: Ohio BMV, Attn: BMV Records, PO Box 16520, Columbus, Ohio 43216-6520.