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You can get your Louisiana driving record or another driver’s record via the Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPS) Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV). With this driving record, you’ll get your driving history and your personal information. Driving records can be used:
- To verify your personal information for background checks and pre-employment screenings
- To adjust your car insurance policy rates
- In legal proceedings.
LA Driving Record Information
Louisiana DMV offers an official driving record (ODR). Your Louisiana DMV driving record contains:
- Your driver license status, including suspensions, revocations and cancellations
- Traffic accident statements
- Your commercial driver’s license (CDL) status, if applicable
- Traffic convictions and violations.
Convictions and Violations can stay on your driving record for a period of 3 to 10 years, depending on the severity of the violation. Traffic violations and accidents can lead to suspension of driver’s license, fines and increased insurance rates.
Order Your Own Louisiana Driving Record
In Louisiana, you can order your official driving record (ODR) either by email, in person or online.
Online Driving Record Requests
An official driving record requested online can be accessed in your computer or can be printed within 30 days after transaction. For making orders online, you’ll need:
- To enter your name, date of birth, address, and license class as well as driver license number.
- A printer for printing your driving record
- Your mailing address
- A debit/credit card for your payment.
NOTE: The online record request cannot be used between 11:30 pm and 4:00 am.
By-Mail & In-Person Requests
You need to do the following in order to request your official driving record (ODR) in person or by mail:
- Must complete the Louisiana ODR Request Form (R0800)
- Include a check or money order with your driving record fee.
- Then, you’ll Mail your application and payment to: Office of Motor Vehicles Attention: ODR P.O. Box 64886 Baton Rouge, LA 70896
OR Submit your payment and request in person at one of the following Louisiana DMV offices:
- Lake Charles
- Baton Rouge
Order Another Person’s Driving Record
If you have authorized use under Louisiana Federal Driver Privacy Protection, you can order driving record of any driver in this state. The following are other circumstances under which driver’s records can be requested:
- Employers and businesses conducting background checks
- Government agencies
- Insurance providers adjusting policy rates and investigating claims.
You can also request someone else’s driving records if you present a written record from that particular person.
By-Mail and In-Person Requests
To request another driver’s official driving record by mail or in person; complete form (R0800), which is Louisiana Driver’s Official Driving Form. This form includes the following information:
- The driver’s information and authorization
- Driver license number
- Date of birth
- Signature to authorize the release of information to you
- Your name, signature and driver license number
- Include a money order or check for the driving record fee.
Mail your application and payment to: P.O. Box 64886 Baton Rouge, LA 70896 OR Submit your driver record request and payment in person at one of the following Department of Motor Vehicles offices: Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles and Monroe.
Louisiana Driving Record Fees
The fee for an Official Driver Record depends on how you order it. You can order it through the following methods:
- Online: By paying a fee of $15 plus a fee of $2 for electronic commerce
- By mail or in person accompanied by a check of $15.
Accepted forms of payment also differ by ordering method:
- Online: Credit/debit card
- By mail: Check or money order
- In person at a Louisiana DMV office: Cash, check, money order or Credit/debit card.
Correct Errors on Your Driving Record
If your driver record has an error, you ought to contact the office of DPS in Louisiana through Office of Motor Vehicles using the hotline (225) 925-6146. Include the exact nature of the error, and provide proof to have it corrected accordingly.