A personal driving record is kept by the Texas DMV for all licensed drivers in the state. The information on your DMV driving record can be useful in a variety of ways.

How To Order A State-Approved Texas Driving Record

1. Email Delivery in Less Than 24 Hours:

To simplify the process of getting your driving record, you can order it online through DMV.com in just 3 easy steps. 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.*

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2. By Phone:

Driving records can also be obtained quickly and conveniently by calling 1-855-882-2279. A customer service agent will help you through the process so that you can easily order a copy of your driving record today.

3. 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 Texas DMV to verify if they can fulfill this service. Find a DMV office near your area. 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.

4. 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.


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What is on my Texas driving record?

A Texas driving record is made up of your driver and vehicle histories. The current amount of points on your license, along with traffic violations and DUI records, can be found on your drivers record, including the following:

  • Where and when a drivers license was issued
  • Previous traffic violations
  • Texas DUI reports
  • Texas driver’s license suspensions or revocations
  • Car accidents
  • Other major violations on record

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.

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How Many Points on Texas Driving Records You Have

Part of a Texas diving record from the Department of Transportation, shows the current amount of points you have accumulated on your drivers license. After a certain number of points have been added, to your license in a certain time frame your license may be suspended or revoked. This information should be used to fix any mistakes and gauge your chances of receiving a license suspension. Points can be removed immediately by taking a traffic school course.

Checking For Traffic Violations and Penalties in Texas

Texas DUI Records

Another part of your driving record in Texas is your DUI criminal records. You may need to see if an incident has been removed from your driving history or to attend a court case. Either way, you will need your DUI arrest record.

Is my Texas Driving License Suspended?

Texas drivers can use a drivers record to check their driving license status. Information on why your license has been suspended and for how long is found in your driving history, which can be purchased on DMV.com.

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Convicted Traffic Violations

All of your previous traffic violations are included in your personal driving history. While unpaid traffic tickets are not listed, you will see which traffic citations you were convicted of. In addition, you will see the number of points you accumulated per ticket.

Vehicle Registration History

Texas drivers can obtain their registration history when they order their driving record. Some instances may require you to show proof of an older registration. A Texas drivers history will help you in these circumstances.

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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.

Why do I need my personal Texas driving record?

A Texas personal driving record can be used for the following purposes:

Check for Points

Checking the accumulation of points on your license is the most common reason for needing a copy of your driving records. After a certain number of points have been added to your license, you may face a drivers license suspension. It is imperative to know the amount of demerits you currently have to avoid losing your license to operate a motor vehicle.

Applying for a Commercial Driver Position

Your application for a commercial driver position can be affected by the items on your personal driving history. Business owners have a responsibility to keep the public safe and will check your driving record to help facilitate this.

DMV.com recommends you order driving records to check your personal driving history for anything that may cause your application to be rejected. You can address these issues with a potential employer after receiving your driving background check.

Get Cheaper Car Insurance

If your Texas driving record has a lot of accidents or violations, insurance companies will label you a high risk driver. This will increase your premiums or even in extreme cases, make you ineligible for insurance all together. Car insurance for bad driving records will end up costing an individual in Texas more if you have a high accident or violation rate. Order a copy of your driving record to fix any mistakes and help get you lower insurance premiums.

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How do I remove drivers license points from my record?

When you are convicted of certain traffic violations in Texas, points will be added to your Texas drivers license record. In Texas you cannot remove points from driving records once they have been added to your record. If you attend a defensive driving course before drivers license points are put on your drivers history report, you can prevent them from ever being added. After completing a defensive driving course you can bring a certification of completion to the court clerk as proof.

How long do points stay on my Texas driving record?

Texas has a surcharge system for points on a drivers license. Every year you will be required to pay $100 for the first six points and $25 for each additional point until they are removed. Texas drivers license points will remain on your record for three years. During that time, you will be required to pay the state surcharge every year until they are taken off your record.

Traffic School

Texas traffic school attendance is beneficial to drivers. Most insurance companies will offer a discount or a lower rate to individuals who have attended a defensive driving course. You may also prevent demerit points from being added to your Texas driving history by attending traffic school. Submit a certificate of completion to a court clerk as proof of attendance

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Take Traffic School to Prevent Points

Texas traffic school attendance is beneficial to drivers. Most insurance companies will offer a discount or a lower rate to individuals who have attended a defensive driving course. You may also prevent demerit points from being added to your Texas driving history by attending traffic school. Submit a certificate of completion to a court clerk as proof of attendance.

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Different Types of Texas Driving Records

The shortest report available is the DMV 3 year driving record. Drivers license points usually are removed within three years so a three year driving record is sufficient for checking your license status.

3-Year

The shortest report available is the DMV 3 year driving record. Drivers license points usually are removed within three years so a three year driving record is sufficient for checking your license status.

7-Year

If you are looking for older information than three years, a DMV 7 year driving record will give you more data. A seven year driving record can be used for court cases or proof of an older infraction or registration.

10-Year

A 10 year driving record is used for screening potential employees, or as evidence in some sort of civil or criminal suite. The personal driving information for the past 10 years is covered in a ten year driving record.

How do I fix a mistake on a drivers history report?

The Texas DMV sometimes make mistakes on a drivers history report. A driver can obtain a copy of driving records to check for any errors that might be on their history. If you find an issue with your Texas driving history, you should contact a DMV office and they will direct you to the proper department.

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What is not included on my driving record report?

A Texas drivers history does include some information that you will find useful. DMV.com has set up resources to allow you to obtain the following information for your records:

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* 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.

Last updated on Tuesday, December 4 2018.

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