​​​Check your driving record with our new online tool​

March 27, 2023

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You can now request your driving record on our website at drive.mn.gov.

Most of us know the importance of checking your credit report regularly. It's good to go through and make sure all the numbers and dates line up and that there are no inaccuracies. But have you checke​d your driving record lately?

Like your credit report, your driving record includes information that can have a huge impact on your life. Your driving record can affect your employment and your car insurance rates.​

If you apply for a job that requires driving a company vehicle or a personal vehicle on company business, your perspective employer may pull your driving record to see if you're a safe driver as part of their employee background check process. When you apply for car insurance, the insurance company pulls your driving record to determine what rates you get.

If you want to know what employers and insurers see, our Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) division has made it easier than ever to get a copy of either your certified or noncertified record. A certified driving record includes your entire driving history in Minnesota. A noncertified record shows a five-year history of driver convictions.

You can now use the online record request to get your records. We launched the new  tool Feb. 1 and have already completed more than 900 record requests.

Here's how it works:

  • Visit drive.mn.gov​ and select Sign Up in the login panel to create a MyDVS account.
  • You'll need to request a MyDVS Registration Letter to create your account. This letter is mailed to the address on file with DVS and contains the unique Letter ID you'll need to create your account.
  • Once you receive the Registration Letter, complete the sign up to create your MyDVS login.
  • After you login, you can purchase your Driving History Record through the MyDVS portal.
  • Take a few minutes to explore MyDVS! There are a variety of services available. ​

What you need:

  • Your Minnesota driver's license number.
  • Your Social Security Number.
  • Checking or savings bank account to submit payment.
  • A printer if you'd like a paper copy of the record.

If your driving privileges are not valid, you will need to use the Driver's License Status Lookup at drive.mn.gov​​ to view reinstatement requirements.

You cannot get a copy of someone else's driving record online, only your own. Customers who want a copy of someone else's record and are legally entitled to the information, need to complete a DVS Records Request form, available at DVS Documents, Manuals and Forms and either mail it to DVS or visit the DVS office in downtown St. Paul.