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Arizona driving record shows details about your driving history, including driver’s license suspensions, violations, accident history etc. You can order your record from the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division (MVD).
Types of Arizona Driving Records
These are Arizona driving records that you can order from Arizona Motor Vehicle Division (MVD):
- 39-month uncertified: This record can be obtained online and it provides a history of your traffic violations in the last 39 months.
- 39-month certified: This record can only be obtained in person and it provides a history of your traffic violations in the last 39 months
- 5-year certified and uncertified: This record can be obtained by mail or in person and it provides your traffic history for the past 5 years.
These records will show:
- The history of your Arizona driver’s license, license status and endorsement
- Points on your driver’s license
- Traffic tickets, violations, accidents and fines
- Driver’s license suspensions, revocations or restrictions
Who Can See Your Arizona MVR
Under the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA), your personal driving record is protected. This law prohibits the release of this record to unauthorized persons or parties. Form 46-4416 (Arizona Motor Vehicle Request form) lists all authorized use of these records. In this regard, employers, insurance companies, government agencies or courts can request this form on your consent. So, you can give them a one-time consent or ongoing consent when they request the following forms:
- Ongoing consent – Form 96-0276 (Consent to Release Motor Vehicle Record)
- One-time consent – Form 96-0463 (Consent to Release Motor Vehicle Record).
Ordering an Arizona Driving Record
You can order your Arizona driving license online, in person or by mail. The method you use entirely depends on the type of MVR that you want to request. You can order your Arizona driving record from Arizona DMV or use a third-party provider when ordering non-certified driving record.
The only type of Arizona driving record that you can order online is a 39-month uncertified record. You need to visit the DVM website to do so. You will be asked to enter and confirm your personal information and pay the required fee. If you request is processed, you will be able to view and print your 39-month driving record immediately.
By Mail or In Person
For a 39-month certified record, 5-year uncertified record and a 5-year certified record, you can either order them by mail or in person. You will need:
- A completed Form 46-4416 (Motor Vehicle Record Request Form)
- If you’re requesting another person’s driving record, you need to get a signed consent from that person
- To pay the required fee.
You can either mail the above application to the address specified on the form or take it in person to your local Arizona MVD office. NOTE: For in person requests, you need to sign your application in the presence of Arizona Motor Vehicle Division agent.
Fees for an Arizona Driving Record
The following are fees for your Arizona motor vehicle records:
- $5 for certified records
- $3 for uncertified records.
Accepted Payment Methods
Arizona Motor Vehicle Division offices accept the following payment methods when applying for your Arizona driving record:
- Check or money order
- Credit card.
For online transactions, the following credit cards are accepted:
- American Express
Correct errors on your Arizona MVR
If there are errors on your Arizona driving record, contact your local AZ MVD office to have them corrected. This is important because negative errors will make it difficult when applying for vehicle insurance as you may end up paying higher rates.
Prevent Additional Points
You can attend a defensive driving course to have points on your driving record removed. Removing points from your driving record will reduce your insurance rates. This course can only be taken once in every 24 months.
National Driver Register Checks
The National Driver Register is a database that contains driving history of all high-risk drivers. When you apply for Arizona driver’s license, the information that you submit is verified on this database. This database therefore helps keep track on all unsolved violations with Arizona and other states. You must provide accurate information. If you fail to do so, your driver’s license will be cancelled.
Requesting Your Own Arizona NDR Record
To order a copy of your own Arizona National Driver Register record, contact Arizona MVD to have an application form mailed to you. You can then fill the form and take it in person at a local Arizona Division of Motor Vehicle office with proof of their identity or mail it to the Arizona Division of Motor Vehicle via the address listed on the form (your signature must be notarized).
Employer-Requested NDR Record
If you’re an employer ordering a National Driver Register record of a prospective or current employee, you must fill and complete Form 96-0116 (National Driver Register Check form). Then you will need to:
- Take the application in person at a local Arizona Division of Motor Vehicle office with proof of their identity
- Or mail it to the Arizona Division of Motor Vehicle via the address listed on the form.