What type of Oregon driving record do you need?
And how do you get it?
What are channels available?
We’re here to answer all those questions and more.
Today, we’re going to give you a complete guide on how to get an Oregon driving record.
So if you need to present one to, say, your insurance company — or if you just want to check how many points you’ve accumulated — we’ve got you covered.
Let’s get started!
Types of Driving Records in Oregon
There are 5 types of driving records in Oregon. These are:
- Certified Court Print Driving Record
- Certified Court Print with CDL Medical Certification Driving Record
- 3-Year Non-Employment Driving Record
- 3-Year Employment Driving Record
- Open-Ended Non-Employment Driving Record
Are you confused?
Don’t worry — we’ll go through each one in detail.
A Certified Court Print Driving Record
Your Certified Court Print will show the following that occurred within the last 5 years:
- Convictions for minor traffic offenses
- Suspensions, cancellations, and revocations
As for more serious matters, it will show records that occurred within the last 10 years:
- Convictions for grave traffic violations
- Commercial driver’s license entries
- Diversion agreements
- Entries regarding alcohol rehab
You can request a Certified Court Print for $3.
If you request this and the DMV cannot find your record, you still have to pay, but only $1.50.
A Certified Court Print with CDL Medical Certification Driving Record
As its name implies, this driving record provides all the information a Certified Court Print does.
However, it shows additional details — specifically on a commercial driver’s medical certification.
Again, you can get it for $3 ($1.50 if the DMV doesn’t find your records).
A 3-Year Employment Driving Record
Employers looking to hire commercial drivers are the primary users of this driving record.
This driving history shows specific information. It only provides employment convictions and accidents within the last 3 years.
If you request a record and the DMV cannot find it, you must pay $1.50. However, a successful pull of your data costs $2.
A 3-Year Non-Employment Driving Record
If you can get a copy of your employment-related traffic convictions, you can also get the same information on non-employment-related incidents.
That’s what this driving record shows, covering the last 3 years.
It includes the following:
- Oregon accidents
- Diversion agreements
- Convictions excluded from employment driving record
- Suspensions, cancellations, and revocations
Requesting it costs $1.50, whether or not the DMV finds your records.
An Open-Ended Non-Employment Driving Record
This driving record contains the same information as the 3-year version.
The only difference is that it’s not limited to 3 years.
And also, it’s used only by insurance agencies that are determining whether or not to grant you a discount.
Whether or not the DMV finds your records, it’ll cost you $1.50.
How to Get My Driving Record in Oregon
After sorting out the various driving records available in Oregon, let’s see how to get a copy.
Regardless of which record you need, you can use one of these methods:
- In Person
- By Mail
Each method requires different steps, so let’s explore them further.
How to Get an OR Driving Record Online
You can get your OR driving record from the comfort of your home.
This is thanks to the OR DMV’s Online Service Center.
Here are the steps:
- Go to DMV2U and click on ‘Purchase My Driving Record’ under the License, Permit, and ID section.
- Log in by filling out the required fields.
- Follow the prompts on the screen.
- Pay the necessary fees. Check the table below:
|Your record is found:||Your record is NOT found:|
|Certified Court Print:||$3||$1.50|
|Certified Court Print with CDL Medical Certification:||$3||$1.50|
|3-Year Non-Employment Driving Record:||$2||$1.50|
|3-Year Employment Driving Record:||$1.50||$1.50|
|Open-Ended Non-Employment Driving Record:||$1.50||$1.50|
- Wait for the pop-up window containing the link to access your record.
|NOTE: If it does not appear, log in to your DMV2U profile and click View Requested Driving Records. |
- View your information.
|NOTE: The DMV only grants you access for 24 hours. Ensure you print a copy if you need it longer than that OR did to submit it.|
How to Get an OR Driving Record In Person
Let’s say you can’t pay with an online transaction…
Or maybe you prefer to have a printed copy.
Well, you can request your OR driving record at a DMV field office.
Here’s how to do that:
- Download a copy of Form 735-7266 (Order Your Own Record) and fill out all the required information.
|NOTE: If you are requesting someone else’s record, you must use these documents instead: Form 735-7122 (Request for Information)Form 735-7297 (9-06) (Notarized Permission Slip to Request Oregon DMV Records)|
- Decide which DMV office you want to visit. Although you can walk in with your request, we recommend setting an appointment for a quicker turnaround.
- Submit the form(s) and present proof of identity.
- Pay the required fee with cash, check, or money order payable to the Oregon DMV. You can see above for a table of the fees.
- Wait for your driving record to arrive by mail.
|NOTE: The DMV will send it to the address they have on file. If you want them to send it elsewhere, you must indicate this on the form and provide the address.|
How to Get an OR Driving Record By Mail
If you prefer mail-in to in-person requests, then follow these steps:
- Fill out the Order Your Own Record form (735-7266) OR (if requesting someone else’s) the Request for Information form (735-7122) AND Notarized Permission Slip to Request Oregon DMV Records form (735-7297)
- Enclose a check or money order payable to the Oregon DMV with the appropriate amount. See the table above for the rates.
- Send everything to the address below:
DMV Record Services
1905 Lana Ave. NE
Salem, OR 97314
- Wait for the driving record to arrive through the mail.
|NOTE: You must provide the DMV with enough information to confirm your identity if you want them to send the record to an address different from the one in their database.|
How to Improve Your Oregon Driving Record
Your driving record spells the difference between getting hired or losing a driving job.
It can also affect how much you have to pay for auto insurance.
Ideally, it’s best to keep your record clean.
Easier said than done.
Fortunately, attending a traffic school program can help you if your history’s less than stellar.
Completing one may result in a ticket dismissal instead of a conviction.
That said, it only applies to minor offenses. It does not apply to graver violations, such as:
- Driving under the influence
- Failure to perform the duties of a driver
- Attempting to elude a police officer
- Driving with a suspended license
It’s also crucial to note that you must get the court’s approval before pursuing traffic school.
What’s more, you should NOT be holding a commercial driver’s license or have restrictions on your license.
Other than traffic school, your best bet is to avoid further traffic violations. The following can help you achieve this:
- Review Oregon’s road rules.
- Learn to navigate different road conditions.
- Be familiar with Oregon’s traffic signs and signals.
Understanding the Oregon Traffic Violations
Although Oregon doesn’t use a point system like most states, knowing what’s on your driving record is essential.
Having too many violations may result in losing your driving privileges.
The DMV will suspend your license for 30 days if you’re convicted of 3 moving violations within 18 months.
Every conviction afterward may lead to another 30-day license suspension.
The Wrap Up
And there you have it — the steps on how to get an Oregon driving record.
So the first thing you need to do is identify the type of record you need.
From there, decide if you want to request it online, in person, or by mail.
Whatever channel you choose, follow the steps we mentioned here.
You’ll soon have your OR driving record in your hands.
And if it’s less than ideal, make sure to try your best to improve it (by attending traffic school or following ALL the laws).
Remember, you don’t want to get on the bad side of your insurance company or potential employer.
Worse, you don’t want to get a license suspension!
This is why keeping track of your Oregon driving record is so important.