A driver history report is a public account of your driving history, according to the DMV. More often referred to as a driving record, it includes:
If you have a driver license, then you most definitely have a driving record.
The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles has two kinds of driver history reports - we’ll break them down further below:
According to the Nevada DMV, a violation will stay on your driving record indefinitely if your license is suspended or revoked, and you have not reinstated it. Because driving records can be looked at by anyone from your employer to your car insurance company, it’s absolutely crucial to keep your information accurate, up to date, and in good standing.
Here’s a breakdown of each type of driving record.
The 3-year driver history report lists most violations and convictions. This includes:
The 10-year driver history report is more serious. This one includes:
You can get a personal driving record at your local Nevada DMV office. But if you’re in a time crunch and looking for a more convenient way, you can get a driving record via an approved partner. This option, while often more expensive than going through the DMV, offers faster delivery.
Visit the NV DMV’s My DMV Service to order your driving record online. This will cost $8 to order.
First, complete an Application for Individual Record Information (IR002). You’ll also need to include a check or money order of $8 with your application. Mail your application and fee to:
DMV Records Section
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711
You can only order a certified copy of your driving record by mail. Make sure you include a $5 certification fee (in addition to the $8 driving record fee).
Simply go to a self-service kiosk (accepts cash, check, debit card or major credit cards with the exception of American Express) or visit any Nevada DMV office.
Note that the driving record fee is $8. If you’re using a self-service kiosk, you’ll have to pay an addition $1 for the service fee.
Just like a credit score, a good or bad driving record can help or hurt you in matters outside of just driving. For example, a poor driving record can lead to missing out on certain jobs or give insurance companies cause to raise your car insurance rates. Worst of all, it could lead to your driver license being suspended.
If your driving record has incorrect information (such as out-of-date points or traffic violations), be sure to get it corrected ASAP.
In order to correct your driving record, you must contact the DMV Records Section. See below for contact info depending on your location: