Protection of Personal Information

The personal information contained in motor vehicle records is highly sensitive and protected by federal and state statute. Large fines may be assessed against the Division of Motor Vehicles or any person who improperly releases personal information. Personal information is defined as any information that identifies an individual, including an individual's photograph, social security number, driver license number, name, address, telephone number and medical or disability information. The information pertaining to your driving history, such as convictions and license status, is public information. The statute allows the release of personal information when approved by the individual to whom the record pertains or by exception under specific circumstances. These exceptions are listed on the back of the Personal Information Release Form.

The Division does not release your personal information for marketing purposes.

The Division does not release a person's driver license digitized photograph and signature, social security number, or medical and disability information without the express written consent of the person to whom it pertains unless this information is releasable by statute. If you want a copy of your driving record or vehicle records by mail, you must:

  1. Complete the Personal Information Release Form.
  2. Have the form notarized with a seal or stamp (or submit in person at one of our offices)
  3. Pay $15.00 fee for a 3 year record
  4. We recommend you include a stamped, self-addressed envelope to reduce processing time.
  5. Mail the check and form to:
For Driving Records For Vehicle Records
Division of Motor Vehicles
ATTN: Driver License Administration
P.O. Box 698
Dover, DE 19903
Division of Motor Vehicles
ATTN: Correspondence Section
P.O. Box 698
Dover, DE 19903

Please fill out the entire form and have it notarized if you want the information returned by mail.

Call 302.744.2506 if you have any questions about driving records or 302.744.2538 for information concerning vehicle records.