If you’re about to apply for auto insurance, you probably want to order a copy of your Motor Vehicle Report (MVR). Why? Well, if there’s anything on your record that’s incorrect, you can correct it before your insurance company sees it. Plus, it’ll help you guesstimate how much your auto insurance rate will be.
You can order an uncertified copy for your own private purposes from all fifty states (and the District of Columbia).
You may also need a certified copy for a job interview or court date. This list of state resources for purchasing a Motor Vehicle Report can help you with that, too. You’ll probably need a certified version. If you plan on sharing the file with another party, check first to see whether they will only accept a certified version.
Alabama: $5.75 through the mail
On the state's DMV website, you can print out, fill out, and mail in along with a check for $5.75. You can also visit any local DMV office and purchase the form in person.
Alaska: $10 through the mail
On the website, you can print out, fill out, and send through the mail along with a $10 check. You can also visit any local DMV office and purchase the form in person.
Arizona: $3 online
You can also fill out Motor Vehicle Record Request and send it through the mail with either a $3 check for an uncertified copy or a $5 check for a certified copy. You can also get one in person at your local MVD office.
Connecticut: $20 through the mail
You can also get one in person at any full-service or limited-service DMV office.
Florida: $8 through the mail
You can also purchase your MVR from any license office, tax collector that offers driver licensing services, court collector that provides the service, or some private vendors that provide MVRs.
Georgia: $6 online
You can view and print your non-certified MVR online, or order a certified MVR to be delivered through the mail. You can also purchase them in person at any DDS customer service center.
Hawaii: $9 through the mail
You can fill out the form on the DMV website and send it to any of the Hawaii District Courts. You can visit one of the District Courts in person.
Idaho: $7 through the mail
You can also purchase your record in person at the DMV.
Illinois: $12 through the mail
You can also purchase your record at any Driver Services facility.
Indiana: Free online
You can purchase an official record online or through the mail for $4.
Iowa: Free online
You can also order a certified copy online for $7 or through the mail for $5.50 through the Iowa Department of Transportation.
Kansas: $8.70 online
You can also visit a Kansas Driver's License Exam station, the Docking State Office Building in Topeka, or send a written request. In person and mailed requests carry a fee of $10.
Louisiana: $18 online
You can print your own official driving record using Louisiana's online service.
Maine: $7 online
If you need a certified copy, you must call the BMV at 207-624-9000, extension 52116.
Maryland: $9 online
You can also get certified copies online for $12.
Massachusetts: $6 online
You can use the same form to purchase a certified copy, here referred to as a "trust and attested" driving record, for $20.
Minnesota: $9 by mail
You can also visit your local DVS office to order your driving record.
Mississippi: $11 online
You must contact the Department of Public Safety for a certified copy.
Missouri: $5.88 by mail or fax
You can also request your records in person at any Missouri license office.
New Hampshire: $15 by mail or in person only
If you want to request the report in person, be aware that not all state DMV offices will accept in-person requests (the ones that will are listed at the link above).
New Jersey: $15 + a credit card transaction fee online
It costs the same to request a copy in person or by mail. For mail requests, fill out the form on the DMV website.
North Carolina: $14 online
If your license was issued before January 2000, you have to request a copy in person or through the mail.
North Dakota: $3 online (limited report only)
The online version does not include your full driving record. For that, you must request it through the mail or via fax, which also costs $3. See the link above for more information.
Ohio: $5 by fax, email, or mail
You can also view an unofficial copy of your driving record online.
Oregon: $1.50 and up, mail only
The state charges various small fees depending on what you're requesting; here's a full fee schedule. Only the main DMV headquarters in Salem can prepare most MVR requests, but your local DMV can place the order for you if you want to request it in person.
Pennsylvania: $9 online ($32 for certified version
You can also request a copy through the mail or in person using the form on the website. The same fees apply.
South Carolina: $6 online
An unofficial copy will be provided online as a PDF file, and an official copy will be mailed to your address on record.
South Dakota: $5 through the mail
You can also request a copy in person at certain DMV offices. See the link above for a full list.
Tennessee: $7 online
You can also request a copy in person for $5 at a Driver Service Center or by mail. See the above link for details.
Virginia: $8 online ($13 for a certified version)
You can also request a copy in person or by mail for the same fee.
Wyoming $5 by mail or in person
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