Your Missouri Driving Record
A Missouri driving record contains information related to past moving violations. Check driving record sections below to become familiar with the drivers records provided by the MO Department of Revenue and how they can impact your license status.
How To Order A State-Approved Missouri Driving Record
To simplify the process of getting your driving record, DMV.com has partnered with Backgroundchecks.com. In just 3 easy steps, you are able to order your driving record online. Click here to get started. By easily ordering your driving record online, you will receive the most up-to-date information in a shorter time frame. Your driving record will include your driver’s license status, violation convictions (including DUIs), endorsements, restrictions and administrative actions that are associated with your drivers license and reportable in your state according to their policies. Accidents and points will only show if applicable based on your state. Your driving record can only be ordered from a state where you have been issued a license.*
2. Via a DMV office:
You can also get your driving record from your local, official DMV office. This option tends to be the most cost-effective choice; however, it is important to note that not all DMV locations have the ability to process driving records. It is recommended to first check with your local DMV to verify if they can fulfill this service. Click here to find a DMV office near you. If your DMV office offers the option to make an appointment and make sure to have all your personal documents and pay the fees to order a driving record.
3. By mail:
If you are not in a rush to get your driving record, you can request it by mail through the DMV. First, find out if your local DMV processes driving records, if they do, make sure to gather all the required documentation and send it to their mailing address. To avoid delays double check that you have included all the correct information. Almost all DMV offices accept payment in the form of a money order but for alternative payment methods check with your local office.
What is on my Missouri driving record?
Depending on the type of driving record and where you purchase it, your Missouri driving record may provide either a partial or complete outline of your personal MO driving history. If you order your driving record directly from the Missouri Department of Revenue, it will contain:
- Date of issuance and status of your driver’s license.
- Past traffic violations and points.
- Missouri DUI records.
- Driver’s license suspensions.
- Reinstatement fees.
- Other moving violations.
If you order your driving record through DMV.com, you will receive valuable information such as: violation convictions, accidents (if reported by the state), suspensions or limitations, special license classifications and DUI offenses on record. DMV.com recommends ordering a copy at least every three years. Find out what is on your driving history report by filling out the form above to order a copy of your records.
Did you know? Your personal driving history is a public record. Potential employers, insurance providers, and courts of law can all request a copy of your driving history.
What Do Points On My Missouri Driving Record Mean?
The points recorded on the Missouri driving history report relate to specific traffic violations. The number of traffic points for each violation depends on your county and municipal regulations. The minimum number of points is two, whereas a severe offense can result in up to 12 points being added to your MO driving record copy:
- Vehicular homicide or vehicular manslaughter: 12 points
- Obtaining a license by misrepresentation: 12 points
- Driving with a suspended license: 12 points
- Driving while intoxicated (first offense): 8 points
- Not having your driver’s license or motorcycle license:
- 2 points for a first offense
- 4 points for a second offense
- 6 points for a third offense
- Missing car insurance: 4 points
- Speeding: 3 points
- Failure to respect a stop sign: 2 points
- Texting while driving: 2 points
When a certain number of traffic points are placed on your MO DOR driving record, your license will be suspended or revoked. An inactive driver’s license and points on your drivers record can adversely affect your employment status and your auto insurance rates, as both convey unsafe driving practices.
Taking a traffic school course can remove points from your record.
How do points against my Missouri license affect me?
Once you collect four points on your Missouri Department of Revenue drivers report in a period of 12 months, you will get a warning letter from the DOR. Accumulating more than eight points in a period of 18 months will result in a driver’s license suspension, the lengths of which are as follows:
- 30 days for a first suspension.
- 60 days for a second suspension.
- 90 days for a third suspension.
In addition, your driver’s license will be revoked for one year if you accumulate:
- 12 points in 12 months.
- 18 points in 24 months.
- 24 points in 36 months.
Incurring points on your DMV driving record can also result in higher insurance premiums or an insurance policy cancellation, and by accruing too many demerit points, you also put your chances of securing a driving-related job at risk. Both auto insurance companies and potential employers prefer to hire safe and responsible drivers. Having points appear in your personal MO driving history conveys that you do not employ safe driving practices.
How do I remove drivers license points from my Missouri record?
The action that you need to take to remove points from your Department of Revenue driving record will be stated on a letter that you receive from the Missouri Driver’s License Bureau and may include:
- Paying the reinstatement fee and citations.
- Completing a defensive driving course at a traffic school.
- Submitting proof of SR-22 insurance.
Otherwise, points will be removed from your DOR drivers record each subsequent year as you employ safe driving practices, even though certain traffic convictions will remain on your Missouri driving history until your driving license expires.
How long do points stay on my Missouri driving record?
Points stay on your Missouri driving record for 18 months from the date of conviction. If you maintain responsible driving behavior and do not commit new traffic violations, the total number of points on your DMV driving record will be reduced by the following course:
- By one-third in the first year.
- By one-half in the second year.
- To zero in the third year.
Otherwise, if you have a suspended driver’s license, once you complete the instructions provided by the Missouri Department of Revenue for reinstatement, the demerit points on your driving history will be reduced to four.
Checking For Traffic Violations and Penalties in Missouri
Missouri DUI Records
The Missouri Department of Revenue issues driving history reports that contain DUI criminal records, which provide details of your alcohol-related traffic violations. If you need to enroll in an alcohol awareness course or reinstate a suspended driver’s license, you may be required to order and submit a recent copy of your MO driving record.
How do I know if my Missouri Driving License is suspended?
Information about the status of your driving license is a key detail included in your DMV driving record. When you view your Missouri driving record, it will show you the status of your license and if you have existing license suspensions and revocations.
Previous Traffic Violations in Missouri
Your personal driving history includes information about ticket violations you were convicted of. These will be listed alongside the number of points each infraction incurred. Driving record points and previous traffic citations remain on your driving record for 18 months from the date of conviction. To see which moving violations and infractions are on file and make sure the information is accurate, order a copy of your Missouri driving record today.
Why do I need a copy of my Missouri driving record?
A clean driving record is a strong argument in favor of your personal credibility as a driver. If you are ever interviewed for a job as a commercial driver, a copy of a clean employee driving record will work in your favor. In other respects, your eligibility for a bank loan or low auto insurance rates may be affected by the state of your driving history. Order a copy of your driving record to see what third parties may be seeing.
Check for Points in Missouri
MO driving records from the Department of Revenue feature the demerit points you have earned for each traffic violation that you have committed. Once you collect enough points, your driving privilege will be suspended. Find out how close you are to a driver’s license suspension or revocation by completing a DOR driving history lookup.
Applying for a Commercial Driver Position in Missouri
Commercial vehicle companies prefer to engage and promote employees with respectable driving histories. If you do not own a clean personal driving record, but instead have various accidents and violations in your history, you limit your chances of getting a CDL job.
Prevent unwanted consequences by reviewing your MO employment driving history to determine if any corrective actions can be taken today.Order a copy of your driving record today.
Lower Missouri Car Insurance Premiums
Presenting a clean driving record will help you obtain affordable car insurance. Auto insurance agents offer better premiums and negotiate cheaper deals for applicants who can provide a DMV driving history free of violations and accidents.
If you intend to apply for auto insurance, take the necessary measures to clean up your personal Missouri driving history beforehand.
Take Missouri Traffic School to Prevent Points
If you get your driving license suspended, aside from having to pay reinstatement fees, you might also be required to attend a defensive driving course to clear points from your DOR driving record. A driving course at an approved traffic school in Missouri can be ordered as part of the DWI improvement program.
Why do employers check your Missouri driving record?
Employers check driving records because they want to assign important driving tasks to trustworthy motor vehicle operators and leave business assets, namely commercial vehicles, in the hands of responsible organization members. Unsafe drivers with accidents and infractions on their MO drivers records are more likely to cost companies significant sums in lawsuits, property damages and medical bills, and they are likely to be immediately rejected for any driving positions.
By obtaining a copy of your Missouri driving record before you attend an interview, you can take action on any necessary point removal and prepare for all potential questions your prospective employer might have.
How Do I Get My Missouri Driving Record?
DMV.com recommends ordering driving records from a secure and reliable source. You have the option of ordering your driving record directly from a local government branch of the Missouri DOR. This is usually the most cost-effective way to obtain your driving record. However as an alternative option DMV.com has partnered with Backgroundchecks.com to deliver you the most up-to-date information quickly and conveniently. We partnered with Backgroundchecks.com because their commitment to keeping your information confidential and safe is a top priority.
Different Types of Missouri Driving Records
The Missouri Department of Revenue offers a wide variety of driving records for its residents to choose from. You can learn more about each of them in the sections below.
Non-Personal Driving Record
The non-personal driving record copy from the Missouri Department of Revenue provides details about moving violations and drivers license status but excludes personal identification information such as your address and Social Security Number.
Personal Driving Record
Personal MO driving records come complete with details about the individual’s personal information, as well as his or her traffic history.
Online Driving Record
Online DMV driving records are the only documentation option for drivers who require instant access to information about their past moving violations.
Complete Driving Record
The complete driving record is an extensive document prepared by the Missouri DOR, which contains comprehensive details about your previous traffic convictions and all of the penalties that you have not been cleared of.
How do I fix a mistake on a Missouri drivers history report?
A single traffic point that should have been removed but may have stayed on your DMV driving record can result in an unnecessary license suspension or revocation. To find potential errors in your MO driving history, order a copy of your motor vehicle record and carefully check each section. Fix issues by contacting your nearest location of the Missouri Department of Revenue:
What is not included on my Missouri driving record report?
When you apply for a new job position, look for car insurance options, or search for a new apartment to rent, you might be asked to provide additional evidence of your personal accountability. Thus, in addition to your Missouri DOR driving history, DMV.com has put together a list of resources that you can employ:
Missouri Vehicle Registration History
Your vehicle registration history contains all relevant information concerning vehicles that you have owned or registered in the state of Missouri. By backing up your personal driving history with a report about the vehicles you have owned/registered, you can prove when these transactions took place without having to provide additional information.
* These records are for employment purposes and personal information only, are not certified so cannot be used in court or to obtain your license in another state. The content and length of the report is determined by the state and not DMV.com, the record you receive will be the public record for employment purposes as determined by your state on the date of the order.