Motor Vehicle Records

Motor Vehicle Records

A motor vehicle record (MVR) is the printout of a driving or vehicle record. 

If eligible, you can obtain and print a copy of a record online at You may also obtain a copy by completing a Motor Vehicle Record Request form and submitting $3 for an uncertified record (three-year driving record) or $5 for a certified record (five-year driving record) by mail or at any MVD or authorized third-party office. Your signature on the form must be notarized or witnessed by an MVD agent.

The manner in which driver license or MVR information may be released is regulated by the Federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (or DPPA), 18 USC 2721-2725 as adopted in Arizona law, Title 28, Chapter 2, Article 5.

The DPPA requires you to have a "permissible use" for requesting and receiving an MVD record that contains personal identifying information (e.g., a person’s driver license photograph/image, Social Security number, driver license number, name, address and medical/disability information). The Motor Vehicle Record Request form lists all permissible uses.

For private and/or government attorneys or private investigators: Please use the Authorization to Release Limited Driver History Information if contacting Driver Improvement/Records Unit regarding detailed information about a Motor Vehicle Record you have already obtained.