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    Request a Certified BMV Record  


    Types of BMV Records

    The Ohio BMV offers the following record types:

    • Unofficial Copy of Your Driving Record (Two-Year)
    • Driving Record Abstract (Three-Year)
    • Driving Record History
    • Driver License History
    • Last Known Address
    • Vehicle Registration Record
    • Vehicle Title Record
    • Vehicle Title Record – Historical Chain of Ownership

    How to Request

    Unofficial Copy of Your Driver Record (Two-Year)

    The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) permits individuals to only view their moving violation convictions, accident involvement reports and other actions that result in license suspensions, revocations or other disqualifications for the last two years. The driver record is consistent with the Ohio point assessment and suspension law.

    Driving Record Abstract (Three-Year)

    A driving record abstract is a three-year record of all moving violation convictions, accident involvement reports and other actions that result in license suspensions, revocations or other disqualifications. This record only displays the most recent driver license issuance date.

    Driving Record History

    A driving record history is a record of all moving violation convictions, accident involvement reports and other actions that result in license suspensions, revocations or other disqualifications which are maintained in the Ohio BMV database. This record only displays the most recent driver license issuance date.

    Driver License History

    A driver license history record provides issuance dates for current and previously-obtained driver licenses and/or state identification cards.

    Last Known Address

    The BMV is able to provide the last known address on file by comparing information from the driver, title and vehicle registration database.

    Vehicle Registration Record

    A vehicle registration record provides the most recent registration information related to the identifier provided. Vehicle registration records do not provide historical information.

    Vehicle Title Record

    A vehicle title record provides the most recent title information related to the identifier provided. If you qualify, title record may provide limited historical information.

    Vehicle Title Record – Historical Chain of Ownership

    A vehicle title record chain provides list of vehicles titled to an individual or list of owners of a vehicle to include issuance dates.

    Establish a BMV Record Account

    The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) has four types of record accounts, which require different identifiers and return different types of records. Unique account numbers are assigned for each type of account.

    • Driver Abstracts
    • Vehicle Registration Abstracts
    • Title Abstracts
    • Last Known Address

    To establish an account, submit a written request on your company’s letterhead indicating:

    • The nature of your business
    • The category your business falls under (corporation, partnership or sole proprietor)
    • Type of account(s) you would like to establish
    • A detailed description of how your company will use the records
    • A detailed description of the Driver Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) exception that qualifies your company to receive records

    You may email your request to [email protected].

    Driver Record Account

    Driving records that may be ordered with a Driver Record Account include a Driver Abstract Record (3-year driving record), Driver License History, or Driver Record History. The cost for each type of record is $5.00.

    A driver record is processed by submitting one of the following identifier options:

    • Social Security number
    • Ohio driver license/state ID number
    • Name and date of birth

    All driving records will contain information as appearing on the most recent license on file with the Ohio BMV. This includes:

    • Name
    • Address
    • Date-of-Birth
    • Driver License Number
    • Most Recent Issuance and Expiration Date
    • License Class and Status
    • Endorsements and Restrictions

    In addition to the information provided above, each record type will provide information related to the specific record.

    Driver Abstract Information

    Provides a three-year record of all moving violation convictions, accident involvement reports and other actions that result in license suspensions, revocations or other disqualifications. This record only displays the most recent driver license issuance date.

    For further explanation, please refer to the General Information on the Ohio Driver Abstract (form BMV 3344).

    Driving Record History Information

    A driving record history is a record of all moving violation convictions, accident involvement reports and other actions that result in license suspensions, revocations or other disqualifications which are maintained in the Ohio BMV database. This record only displays the most recent driver license issuance date.

    Driver License History Information

    A driver license history record provides issuance dates for current and previously-obtained driver licenses and/or state identification cards.

    Vehicle Registration Record Account

    A vehicle registration record provides the most recent registration information related to the identifier provided. Vehicle registration records do not provide historical information. The cost per record is $5.00.

    A vehicle registration record is processed by submitting one of the following identifiers:

    • Vehicle plate number
    • Vehicle identification number (VIN)
    • Social Security number
    • Tax ID/EIN

    Vehicle Registration Record Information

    The vehicle registration abstract includes:

    • Vehicle owner(s) information (name and address)
    • Vehicle information (VIN, title number, plate number, make, model, etc.)

    Title Record Account

    A title abstract provides the most recent title information related to the identifier provided. If you qualify, title abstracts may provide limited historical information. The cost per record is $5.00.

    A title abstract is processed by submitting one of the following identifiers:

    • Vehicle identification number (VIN)
    • Title number
    • Social Security number
    • Tax ID/EIN

    Title Abstract Information

    The title abstract includes:

    Detail Description
    • Vehicle owner(s) information (name and address)
    • Previous owner information, if applicable (name and address)
    • Vehicle information (VIN, make, model, year, etc.)
    • Lien holder information, if applicable (name and address)
    • Vehicle title number and title status
    Chain History
    • Vehicle owner information (name and address)
    • Vehicle information (VIN, make, model, year, etc.)
    • Vehicle title number and title status

    Last Known Address Account

    The BMV is able to provide the last known address on file by comparing information from the driver, title, and vehicle registration databases. The cost per record is $5.00.

    A last known address record is processed by submitting one of the following identifiers:

    • Vehicle identification number (VIN)
    • Vehicle plate number
    • Title number
    • Social Security number
    • Ohio driver license number

    Last Known Address Information

    The last known address record includes:

    • Vehicle owner(s) information (name and most recent address filed with the Ohio BMV)
    • Date the information was provided to the BMV

    Your Personal Information
    Driver Privacy Protection Act (DPPA)

    The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) does not release personal information from an individual's driving record to bulk mail distributors for surveys, marketing or solicitation.

    Protected personal information includes the person's name, Ohio driver license number, date of birth and address (other than the five-digit zip code).

    With the "opt-in" policy, the BMV may release personal information to another party if we have written consent from you or if the other party has an applicable reason under the DPPA to receive the information.

    Unless applicable by law, a driver's photograph, Social Security number, telephone number and medical or disability information are not released.

    Protection of Personal Information

    To protect your information, the BMV requires:

    • All individuals and entities requesting records that contain personal information must Request Records Online or complete the BMV Record Request (form BMV 1173).
    • If the individual or entity has your consent, he or she must complete the Notarized Written Consent Release Personal Information (form BMV 5008).
    • If the individual or entity meets one or more DPPA permissible uses, he or she must state which permissible use and provide a verifiable identifier or relevant documentation associated with the permissible use.
    • If an entity requests records in large quantity, he or she must enter into a contract with the BMV. If the information is not being used correctly, the BMV may suspend or cancel the contract and stop providing information.
    • The BMV does not release Social Security numbers, except to other government agencies and when the Social Security number is provided with the request.
    • The BMV does not release resident address information about peace officers, except in accordance with the law.

    Public Records

    'Public record' means records kept by any public office. An example of a public record provided by the BMV is your driving record, which includes convictions, suspensions and accidents. However, your name, address (other than the five-digit zip code), date of birth and other personal information are redacted and not provided.

    Contact Information

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