Driving Record Information
A driving record is a collection of information maintained by MVD
Your driving record is data compiled throughout your lifetime as a driver and after
driver license sanctions, motor vehicle accident historyA record consists of information compiled in five major categories: personal history information, licensing information, conviction/accident history,
Your record covers the examination process; denial or issuance; revocation, suspension or cancellation of a license; driver performance; and any other action taken in response to unsafe driver performance or other legal requirements
Your record also contains changes in legislation, computer systems, data sources, court cases, and judicial rulings, all which affect the appearance and information included in your record
A “History not on file” notation may be temporarily placed on your driving record to indicate that information has not yet been entered into the Motor Vehicle Division database
Once the information is entered in the system, the notation is removed from your driving record
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For additional details, read Understanding the Montana Driving Record or call the Montana Motor Vehicle Division Customer Service Center at (406) 444-3933.
Note: If you request more than a few records, they may not be available on the same day you request them.
For businesses such as insurance agencies and trucking companies that request large numbers of driving records:
(Alternately, if you would like the record sent via fax, enclose an additional $3 for each record and do not send a self-addressed envelope.)
Under Montana law, a Montana driving record may be released upon request as authorized in accordance with the Montana Driver Privacy Protection Act and a completed Release of Driving Records (Form 34-0100). For more information, see Understanding the Montana Driving Record.
Myth – Once three years pass with no new traffic violations, a driver has a “clean” driving record.
Reality – Traffic convictions stay on your driving record for life.