Driver's license/ID

Request documents related to an Iowa driver's license record or traffic ticket 

Order your driving record online

Get a certified copy of your driving record on our myMVD website. A certified driving record is your official driving record certified by the Iowa DOT and can be used for official or legal purposes. The fee is $5.50 plus a $3 charge which includes a $1.50 online service fee and $1.50 credit card processing fee. You will need your Iowa driver’s license number and social security number to complete the online request.

If you simply want to view your Iowa driving history or print a noncertified copy, you can do that for free through the myMVD website.


Order a driving record by mail

  1. Complete the Privacy Act Agreement For Request of Motor Vehicle Records form Please clearly state the type of record you are requesting.  If you are requesting this information for yourself, you only need to complete Section A and Section D.
  2. After completing the form, print and sign the request form. Be sure your full name is included at the top of all the printed sheets.
  3. If you are requesting the record of another person, you must get their written consent and include it with your request form. The Federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act prohibits the disclosure of personal information about any individual from a motor vehicle record to the public without written consent of the person to whom the information pertains.
  4. Make a legible photocopy of your driver's license or non-driver ID card.
  5. Payment must be included with the request. The cost is $5.50 per record.
  6. Mail completed form, photocopy of driver's license or ID, written consent if requesting the record of another person, and and a check for the appropriate amount made payable to "Treasurer, State of Iowa" to:

    Systems and Administration Bureau
    Iowa Department of Transportation
    P.O. Box 9204
    Des Moines, Iowa 50306

Once we have completed your request, we will send the information to the requestor via secure email to the email address listed on the request form.


Order other documents related to an Iowa driver's license record

Get a copy of a traffic ticket(s), previously issued driver's license applications showing license history in Iowa, or any other document related to your Iowa driver's license record.

  1. Complete the Privacy Act Agreement For Request of Motor Vehicle Records form Please clearly state the type of record you are requesting.  If you are requesting this information for yourself, you only need to complete Section A and Section D.
  2. After completing the form, print and sign the request form. Be sure your full name is included at the top of all the printed sheets.
  3. If you are requesting the record of another person, you must get their written consent and include it with your request form. The Federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act prohibits the disclosure of personal information about any individual from a motor vehicle record to the public without written consent of the person to whom the information pertains.
  4. Make a legible photocopy of your driver's license or non-driver ID card.
  5. Payment must be included with the request. The cost is 50 cents per document.
  6. Mail completed form, photocopy of driver's license or ID, written consent if requesting the record of another person, and and a check for the appropriate amount made payable to "Treasurer, State of Iowa" to:

    Systems and Administration Bureau
    Iowa Department of Transportation
    P.O. Box 9204
    Des Moines, Iowa 50306

Once we have completed your request, we will send the information to the requestor via secure email to the email address listed on the request form.


Accident reports

To  obtain a copy of an accident report, visit Accident Reports.