A driving record is kept by the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles for all residents who have a valid driver's license. Continue reading to learn what type of information your OR personal driving record reveals.
How To Order Oregon Driving Records
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 Oregon driving record?
Depending on the type of driving record and where you purchase it, your Oregon driving record may provide either a partial or complete outline of your personal OR driving history. If you order your driving record directly from the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles, it will contain:
- Your date of birth.
- Your home address.
- The application date and status of your driver's license.
- A list of all car crashes.
- A list of driver’s license suspensions or revocations.
- Past traffic violations and violation points.
- Oregon DUI reports.
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 to stay on top of your files. 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 Oregon Driving Record Mean?
The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles does not have an official point system, and uses an alternate tracking system instead. This system makes all traffic tickets have the same value and significance. The Oregon DMV takes into account the number of tickets you get and how often you get them. Drivers who get too many tickets or are involved in too many accidents face driver’s license suspension.
In case you find incorrect information on your driving record, contact your Oregon DMV office and fix the mistakes. You can attend a traffic school, such as a driver improvement program as a way to avoid future violations and to become a better driver.
How do points against my Oregon license affect me?
Since there is no point system in Oregon, you will not need to worry about the affect of points. However, the number of traffic tickets you accumulate on your driving record, might bring you a suspension or restriction on your driver's license. Drivers may receive the following suspensions:
- Suspension from 90 days to one year for a first offense
- Suspension from one to three years for a second offense
- Three-year suspension for a third or subsequent offense within five years
- Five-year revocation for a habitual offender
- 90-days to one-year suspension for a DUI offense
- 90 days to one-year suspension for an Underage Alcohol offense
How do I remove drivers license points from my record?
Oregon residents do not have to remove demerit points from their driving history reports, because the state does not have an official point system like other states. If you want to dismiss a traffic ticket that is on your driving record, you may do that by attending a traffic school course, however there are some restrictions. You will not be allowed to remove traffic tickets from your driving history if you have a CDL license, committed the violation while driving over 100 mph, committed another traffic violation or participated in a traffic school program in the last three years.
Keeping a clean OR DMV driving record and attending a driver improvement program might help limit the number of offenses or violations, and become a safer and more responsible traffic participant. For a list of traffic schools, click here.
How long do points stay on my Oregon driving record?
Having no official point system in Oregon means that there are no points placed on your personal driving record. However, the more tickets you get on your record, the higher the chances are to get a suspension on your driving privileges and license. To avoid this situation, order a copy of your personal OR driving history and keep track of the number of offenses and violations you commit.
Checking For Traffic Violations and Penalties
Oregon DUI Records
The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles issues DUI criminal records as a part of your driving record. This part of your driving history lists your total number of DUI offenses. You will be required to show this list as proof of your DUI arrest records when you enroll in a drug and alcohol education class.
How do I know if my Oregon Driving License is Suspended?
Ordering your personal driving record might help you find out whether your license is suspended or not. You can check not only the status of your license but also the number of your past traffic violations. You can also check how many violations you are allowed to commit before your license is suspended. Your Oregon driver's license will be suspended if you commit any of the following violations:
- DUI convictions
- Failure or refusal to submit to a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test
- Failure to pay a ticket or appear at court
- Failure to pay child support
- Surpassing the limit for committed traffic accidents and violations
Previous Traffic Violations
The tracking system used by the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles makes all traffic tickets have the same value and significance. Your driving record reveals the tickets you get and how often you get them. If you get too many tickets, your driving privileges could be suspended or revoked. Details on the violations and offenses you have committed can be found in your Oregon driving history report.
Why do I need a copy of my Oregon driving record?
A copy of the Oregon driving record is needed when applying for a commercial driver position or for auto insurance. You are advised to provide your personal OR driving history when applying for a driving position or to get cheaper auto insurance.
Check for Points in Oregon
The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles has a tracking system which contains all your traffic tickets and violations. Ordering your personal driving record will help you find out how many more offenses you are allowed to commit before getting a suspension on your driver's license.
Applying for a Commercial Driver Position in Oregon
When drivers apply for a commercial driver position, they need to be aware of the fact that their future employers will check their driving records as part of the selection process. Employers use employee driving records to determine if a candidate will be a liability. To avoid paying medical bills or for property damages, employers will not hire a candidate with a poor driving record.
Having a clean Oregon driving record will increase your chances of getting the commercial driver position you applied for. Order your personal driving history report and fix any mistakes that might hinder you from getting the job.
Lower Oregon Car Insurance Premiums
The number of traffic violations and tickets on your Oregon driving record will determine your insurance premiums. As long as you keep a clean driving record you will have a chance to lower your insurance premiums before applying for auto insurance.
Take Oregon Traffic School to Prevent Points
Oregon does not have an official point system like other states, therefore residents will not have to remove demerit points from their driving history reports. However, you can remove traffic tickets or lower the number of traffic violations and tickets by keeping a clean OR DMV driving record. You also have the option of attending a driver improvement program. A traffic school course will also help you become a safer and more responsible traffic participant.
Why do employers check your Oregon driving record?
Employers check the employee driving history reports as part of their examination of the potential candidates for the job they offer. Your Oregon driving record tracks the traffic tickets or violations that a driver makes. To avoid being held liable for medical bills or property damages, ordering copies of the driving histories of all candidates is standard procedure for employers. Your driving record indicates if you will be a safe and responsible driver to employ.
How Do I Get My Oregon 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 Oregon DMV. 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 Oregon Driving Records
There are four different types of driving records issued by Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles.
Certified court print driving record
The certified court print driving record includes the traffic violations and accidents from the last five years.
Non-employment driving record
The Oregon non-employment driving record contains the violations, accidents, convictions, suspensions, revocations and cancellations from the past three years.
Oregon Non-employment, open-ended driving record
This type of driving record is the same as the non-employment, yet shows your whole driving history. This record is usually issued to insurance companies who are vetting if a driver is eligible for a discount.
Employment driving record
The employment driving record is a three-year record. It contains only the convictions and accidents in which the driver was involved while on the job. This type of driving record is usually ordered by the potential employers.
How do I fix a mistake on a Oregon drivers history report?
Having a mistake on your OR driving record might be problematic in the future. If you find any error on your driving history, report it immediately to the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles. Keep a clean driving history record and you will get lower insurance premiums and more chances of getting a new job.
What is not included on my Oregon driving record report?
Employers and insurance companies order Oregon driving records to become familiar with the driver in question. They might also need additional information aside of the driving history report, such as your financial or criminal history:
Oregon Vehicle Registration History
The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles offers both driving records and vehicle registration histories for every driver. This document proves how many vehicles you have previously owned or registered in your name, without going through the trouble of recollecting all pieces of information when you need them.
*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.