AMES, Iowa – Oct. 19, 2012 – The Iowa Department of Transportation wants to save you a trip to the driver’s license station. Now, you can get a certified abstract of your driver’s record online, in addition to several other driver services.
A certified abstract of your driver’s record includes your personal information (i.e., name, address, date of birth, and driver’s license or identification number; but, not your Social Security number); status of your driver’s license (and commercial driver’s license, if you have one); any restrictions and endorsements; and other pertinent information. It also includes your Iowa driving history, including convictions, suspensions, reinstatements, etc.
A $7 fee ($5.50 record fee and $1.50 online processing fee) is required to obtain a certified abstract of your driver’s record. Debit and credit cards are accepted. It is only necessary to purchase a certified copy when you need to provide certified proof of your driving record to another person or party, such as an insurer or employer.
If you simply want to view your Iowa driving history or print a noncertified copy, you can do that online for free. Maybe you are curious about how many speeding tickets are on your record or the date when you are eligible to get your driver’s license back if it has been suspended. Your driving history will provide that type of information.
In addition to your driving record, the Iowa DOT offers other online driver services through the “myMVD” website at: https://mymvd.iowadot.gov/Account/Login
To use the myMVD website you must enter the following information, which ensures that only you are able to access your record.
The Iowa DOT is continuing to work on development of other online services that will make it easier for customers to access services, when it is convenient for them. Announcements will be made when these services are available.
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