You can get a copy of your New York driving record directly from the
Department of Motor Vehicles. The DMV currently offers you the ability
to order your driving record in several different ways. No matter what
method you choose to order your driving record, there is a $10 “search
fee.” The search fee is non-refundable, so if you don’t give the DMV
all of the information they need to find your record, the search will
fail and you’ll have to pay the fee again.
Below you will find a list of the different ways you can use to get
your New York driving record:
- Online: You can order your record online here,
as long as your address is current with the DMV. If it isn’t, you’ll
need to change it first, or someone else will end up with your driving
record. After you place your order, the DMV will mail your driving
record to you in approximately 2 weeks. The online ordering service
accepts credit card payments only.
- Over the phone: Once again, you’ll need to have a credit card to
pay the $10 search fee. When ordering over the phone, you’ll also have
to pay an additional $5 processing fee. Of course, you’ll have to
verify some of the information off of your driver’s license, so make
sure you have it handy when you call. Here are the numbers to call to
request your New York driving record: If you are calling from area
codes 315, 518, 585, 607, or 716 you’ll dial 1-800-225-5368. If you are
calling from a different area code, it’s 1-518-473-5595.
- Through the mail: To order a copy of your New York driving record
by mail, you’ll need to fill out form MV-15, available online here. You’ll
also need to include a copy of your identification so that the DMV can
ensure you are authorized to request the record. Make sure to include a
check or money order for the $10 fee. Don’t send cash. Again, it will
take about 2 weeks to receive your record. Mail your form to the
NYS Department of Motor Vehicles
6 Empire State Plaza
Albany NY 12228
- In Person: You can go to any local DMV office to get a copy of your
New York driving record. You’ll need your ID, and you’ll still have to
pay the $10 search fee. Click here to find your
nearest DMV office.
You can also request a copy of your driving report whenever you renew
your driver’s license online or through the mail. Simply check the box
on the renewal form to indicate that you want a copy of your New York
driving record, and include the $10 processing fee.