How to Obtain Copies of Driving Records in Alabama

Driving Records In Alabama

The Federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act allows individuals to request that disclosure of certain personal information contained in driver license and vehicle records be restricted. The Alabama Department of Public Safety may disclose that information to any person providing that the requester plans to use the information for an approved purpose or if the requester has obtained written permission from the subject. There are two ways to obtain a driving record in Alabama: by using their online service or by contacting a driver’s license office.

The Alabama Department of Public Safety provides online access to driver’s records to approved business. In order to become approved, the business must become an Alabama Interactive Service Subscriber.

To become an Alabama Interactive Service Subscriber, you must fill out the forms that are provided. The forms can be found on the state of Alabama’s web site. From the main page, click on the button labeled “online services.” It is found on the left hand side of the page. You will then see four tabs in the center of the page. Click on the tab marked “Business Services.” Then, scroll down until you see “Subscriber Services.” Under this title, there will be a link that says “Sign Up for Subscriber Services”.

This page will provide links to the proper forms along with instructions. There is a $75 fee for an annual subscription. Once the business is approved, they will be given a user id and password to access the requested applications. You may contact Alabama Interactive Customer Service at (866) 353-3468.

Once a user id and password is obtained, searches may be done by going to the lookup page. A pop-up screen will prompt users to enter in their user id and password.

Once that is completed, a screen will be displayed asking for the driver number. Enter the number and click search. Search results will list the driver’s name, address, birth date, sex, race, license number, license status, issue date, expiration date, license class, CDL status, restrictions, endorsements, and any convictions for that license. This information can be printed by selecting the “print” option for your browser.

Contact Driver’s License Office

In order to obtain a copy of a driver’s record, you must fill out a Driver Record Request form (if it is for yourself) or a Request for Motor Vehicle Record Containing Personal Information form (if you are requesting information about someone else). These forms may be completed electronically and are found on the Alabama Department of Public Safety website. There is a $5.75 fee for this service. This form can then be mailed to:

Driver Record Request, Driver License Division
P.O. Box 1471
Montgomery, AL 36102-1471

You must send a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Third parties who are requesting a driver’s license must be obtaining it for a legally approved purpose or have written permission from the person who is the subject of the driving record. A list of approved purposes is listed on the request form.

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