How to Obtain Your Official Nevada Driving Record

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:

  • Basic identification information like your name, address, gender, etc.
  • Driver license number, state of issuance, status and expiration date
  • License classifications and endorsements
  • A history of your driving violations
  • Driver license demerit points
  • Traffic citations (such as speeding tickets)
  • Car accidents and collisions

If you have a driver license, then you most definitely have a driving record.

The Nevada Driving Record

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles has two kinds of driver history reports - we’ll break them down further below:

  • 3-year history - most traffic violations and convictions will stay on your record for three years.
  • 10-year history - very serious violations (like driver license suspensions) will stay on your record for ten years.

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.

3-Year Nevada Driving Record

The 3-year driver history report lists most violations and convictions. This includes:

  • Convictions, including those occurring in other states (such as an out-of-state speeding ticket)
  • Demerit points
  • Car accidents
  • Non-moving violations (such as parking tickets)

10-Year Nevada Driving Record

The 10-year driver history report is more serious. This one includes:

  • Convictions, including those occurring in other states
  • Non-moving violations (such as parking tickets)
  • Demerit points Car accidents
  • Driver's license withdrawals, such as suspensions, evocations, cancellationsm denials

Where can I get my Nevada Driving Record?

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.

Order online

Visit the NV DMV’s My DMV Service to order your driving record online. This will cost $8 to order.

Order by mail

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

Certified driving record copies

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).

What’s the difference between a certified and non-certified copy?

  • Certified driving record - This will be issued, verified and stamped by the NV driver’s license agency. Certified records are also more reliable (as long as you have kept your record accurate and updated), and can be legally used to verify your record for jobs, background checks, insurance and court.
  • Non-certified driving record - For personal use only. Best for confirmation of information. Unlike certified driving records, non-certified records may not be used for job verification, insurance or court cases. Note that the information may not be up to date.

How to Obtain a Certified driving record

In person

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.

What happens if I have a “bad” driving record?

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.

How do I correct my driving record?

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:

  • Las Vegas: (702) 486-4368
  • Reno, Sparks, or Carson City: (775) 684-4590
  • Rural Nevada or out of state: (877) 368-7828