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Driving records are a matter of public record. As a result, any individual or business who requests a copy of a driving record and certifies that the purpose for the request is one of the Exempted Uses listed in the Uniform Motor Vehicle Records Disclosure Act, may purchase a copy of a driving record.


The following information appears on a driving record:

  • Record Holder Identification Information:
  • Name (akaís if applicable);
  • Date of Birth;
  • Driverís License Status;
  • Physical Address (Mailing address if applicable);
  • Physical description of driverís license holder (sex, race, height, weight, eyes color, hair color);
  • County of residence;
  • CDL Medical and Self-Certification Information(CDL employers only).

Driving License/Permit/ID Card Information:

  • Driverís License, Permit or ID Card Number;
  • License class;
  • County of issuance;
  • Date of issuance;
  • Date of expiration;
  • Restrictions;
  • Endorsements;

Driving Record (this section will appear blank if there are no convictions or withdrawals):

  • Convictions/Administrative Adjudications;
  • Administrative Withdrawals.

For detailed explanation of terms used on a driving record, refer to Reading and Understanding a Driving Record.

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How to Complete an Application for Copy of Driving Record

Driver records can be obtained online and viewed immediately. Payments using a credit card or electronic check for the $3.00 fee per record are accepted.(Note: CDL medical and self-certification information is not available through this service.)

To obtain a driving record by mail or in person, you must submit an Application for Copy of Driving Record to this office at the address indicated on the application form. The application must be completed in full and must be submitted with the appropriate $3.00 fee for each record requested. (Note: CDL medical and self-certification information is available through this service.)

Businesses that submit frequent requests for driving records may wish to consider receiving these records electronically. Read more about the different electronic methods of obtaining driving records by visiting the Subscriber Portal. (Note: CDL medical and self-certification information is available through this service.)

Businesses and individuals wishing to obtain more than one driving record, and whose reason for requesting the records of individuals other than themselves meets one of the appropriate exempted uses defined in the Act, may:

  1. Use the Online Driver License Record Administration system. Read more about this Subscription Service.
  2. Submit a paper request. Attach a list with the required information for each record requested to an Application for Copies of MULTIPLE Driving Record (This form may only be used for MULTIPLE driving record requests) and submit it along with the appropriate $3.00 fee for each record requested. (Note: The listing attached to the application is retained by the DMV.)

One or more of the following methods of identification must be provided (please remember the more information you provide the better the chances of locating the record):

  • Name of record holder AND Date of Birth;
  • Name of record holder AND Nebraska Driverís License Number;

All of the following must be provided:

  • The specific reason for the record request. This reason MUST be one of the Exempted Uses listed on the back of the request form;
  • Full name of the person requesting the record;
  • Business name if applicable;
  • Complete address of the person requesting the record;
  • The signature of the person requesting the record:

If the request is submitted through the mail, the signature of the individual requesting the record MUST be notarized in Box 1 at the bottom of the application;

If the request is submitted in person at the DMV office, you must be prepared to produce proof of identification.

If the request is submitted by an individual on behalf of the record holder, the name, address and signature of the individual submitting the request should be used on the application. The record holder must then complete the section authorizing the individual to obtain the record. The record holderís signature must be notarized in Box 2.

Date the request is signed.

Once the application is completed in full, it should be submitted to this office along with the appropriate fee ($3.00 per record requested). If the request is submitted by mail, please be sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Questions regarding Driving Record Requests may be addressed to Email or by contacting this office at (402) 471-3918.

This page was last revised 8/11/2015

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Exempted Uses Permitted Under the Uniform Motor Vehicle Records Disclosure Act

  1. Use by any federal, state, or local governmental agency, including any court or law enforcement agency, in carrying out its functions, or by any private entity acting on behalf of an agency in carrying out their functions.
  2. Use in connection with vehicle or driver safety and theft; vehicle emissions; vehicle product alterations, recalls or advisories; performance monitoring of vehicles, vehicle parts, and dealers; motor vehicle market research activities and survey research; and removal of nonowner records from the original owner records of motor vehicle manufacturers.
  3. Use in normal course of business by a legitimate business to verify accuracy of information submitted by an individual or business; or to obtain correct information if the above is not correct or no longer correct, for the purpose of preventing fraud, pursuing legal remedies against or recovering on a debt or security interest against the record holder.
  4. Use in connection with a civil, criminal, administrative or arbitral proceeding in any federal, state or local court, government agency, or self-regulatory body, including service of process, investigation in anticipation of litigation, and execution or enforcement of judgment; or pursuant to an order of a federal, state, or local court, an administrative agency, or a self-regulatory body.
  5. Use in research activities and statistical reports, as long as personal information is not published, redisclosed or used to contact individuals.
  6. Use by any insurer/insurance support organization or by a self-insured entity in connection with claims investigation activities, anti-fraud activities, rating or underwriting.
  7. Use in providing notice to owners of abandoned, towed or impounded vehicles.
  8. Use by a private detective, plain clothes investigator, or private investigative agency licensed under Neb.Rev.Stat. 71-3201 to 71-3213 for purposes permitted under this act.
  9. Use by an employer, employerís agent or insurer, to obtain or verify information of a Commercial Driverís License or Commercial Leaner's Permit holder.
  10. Use in connection with the operation of private toll transportation facilities.
  11. Any use if requestor has notarized consent of the record holder and has provided proof of such consent to the Department, as indicated on the front of this form.
  12. Use, including redisclosure through news publication, for a member of a medium of communication as defined in Neb.Rev.Stat. 20-145, in connection with news involving motor vehicle or driver safety or vehicle theft.
  13. Any use if the request for the record is made by the record holder.
  14. For use by the federally designated organ procurement organization in Nebraska to establish and maintain the Donor Registry of Nebraska.

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