Driving Records in Indiana

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You can get your Indiana driving record via the IN Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). With this driving record, you’ll get your driving history and your personal information. Driving records can be used by:

  • Government agencies
  • Employers for background checks
  • Insurance companies wanting to investigate claims and adjust policy rates.

Types of Indiana Driving Records

There are two types of Indiana driving records:

  • Official driving records (ODR): These include a certification letter which can be used for official functions
  • Viewable driver records (VDR): These records are available online for free.

Your Indiana driving record contains your:

  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Driving record points
  • Full name
  • Home address
  • Physical description
  • Driver's class, license number and expiration date
  • Driver’s license status
  • Traffic violations and convictions
  • Social Security number (SSN)
  • Driving restrictions.

You can order your own ODR or VDR driving record:

  • By mail
  • Online
  • In person.

If you want a certified Indiana driving record, you can get it by mail or in person only.

Indiana Defensive Driving

To remove points from your driving record, take a defensive driving course.

Employer & Third-Party Requests

It would be possible for you to request an Indiana BMV driving record belonging to someone else if you happened to be any of the following:

  • Employer conducting a background check
  • Parent or legal guardian
  • Government agency, employee or official
  • Attorney
  • Law enforcement officer.

You’ll need the following in order to request someone else’s driver record in person or by mail:

  • Payment for the $4 fee
  • A completed form requesting for Driver Records (Form 53789).

Go with this form and payment to the local Indiana BMV office or just email them to the address outlined in the form. NOTE: In order to request your Indiana driving record via mail, you must make your payment by money order or by check payable to “BMV”.

Ordering Your Own Indiana Driving Record

To order your own Indiana driving record, you either can do it through online, in person or by mail.


You’ll need an IN BMV online account to request your IN driving record online. If you still don’t have one, you’ll need to register by providing:

  • The first 5 digits of your zip code
  • Your IN driver's license number
  • The last 4 digits of your Social Security number (SSN).

Once registered, you need to log into your account and then follow instructions. If you are looking for your driving record, you’ll be required to provide credit, an e-check, or debit card for a fee of $4. And to request your Indiana BMV driving record in person or by mail, you’ll need:

  • To pay a fee of $4
  • A completed Request for Driver Records (Form 53789).

Go with this payment and the completed form to your local Indiana BMV office or just mail them to the address outlined in the form. NOTE: When making a request to have a driving record by mail, you must make payment through check or money order to BMV.

Correct Your IN Driving Record

If you believe there is an error on your Indiana driving record, you should contact the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) at (888) 692-6841. It is important to ensure that your Indiana driving record contains accurate information. Incorrect information on your driving record could lead to an increase in your insurance premiums, fines, and even license suspension.