Purchase another person’s driving record

Driving records are confidential. The following individuals or companies may get a copy of another person’s driving record by completing a Driving Record Request form and any other requests listed below.

Attorneys
Attorneys may buy a complete record by mailing us:
  • $13 for each record (check or money order made payable to the Department of Licensing).
  • A written request in one of the following formats:
    • A completed Driving Record Request, including the address where you want the driving record mailed.
    • A letter on the law firm’s letterhead, indicating that you represent the driver and including the driver’s:
      • Full name
      • Date of birth
      • Mailing address
Law, justice, or other government agencies
Law, justice, or other government agencies may request a complete record by mailing us a written request.
Employers, prospective employers, or their agents
Employers, prospective employers, or their agents may buy an employment record by mailing us:
  • A completed Driving Record Request, including the address where you want the driving record mailed.
  • $13 for each record requested (check or money order made payable to the Department of Licensing).
Insurance companies or their agents
Insurance companies or their agents may buy a 3-year noncommercial insurance abstract, a 3-year commercial insurance abstract, or a 3-year life insurance abstract by mailing us:
  • $13 for each record (check or money order made payable to the Department of Licensing).
  • A written request in one of the following formats:
    • A completed Driving Record Request, including the address where you want the driving record mailed.
    • A letter on the insurance company’s letterhead that includes the purpose for requesting the driving record (commercial, non-commercial, or life insurance) AND either the driver’s Washington State driver license number OR the driver’s full name (including middle name or initial) and date of birth.
Transit authorities or their agents
Transit authorities or their agents may buy a volunteer vanpool driver record by mailing us:
  • A completed Driving Record Request, including the address where you want the driving record mailed.
  • $13 for each record (check or money order made payable to the Department of Licensing).
Volunteer organizations
Volunteer organizations may buy a volunteer for organization driver record by mailing us:
  • A completed Driving Record Request, including the address where you want the driving record mailed.
  • $13 for each record (check or money order made payable to the Department of Licensing).
School districts
School districts may buy a school bus driver record by mailing us:
  • A completed Driving Record Request, including the address where you want the driving record mailed.
  • $13 for each record (check or money order made payable to the Department of Licensing).
State colleges, state universities, and local government
State colleges, state universities, and local government units authorized to self insure may purchase a driving record for employment and risk management by mailing us:
  • A completed Driving Record Request, including the address where you want the driving record mailed.
  • $13 for each record (check or money order made payable to the Department of Licensing).

Mailing address

Send your request for another person’s driving record to:

Driver Records
Department of Licensing
PO Box 3907
Seattle, WA 98124-3907

Note: If requesting a driving record for any of the following, you must receive an Abstract of Driving Record Release of Interest from the:

  • Employee
  • Prospective employee
  • Volunteer for an organization

You'll want to keep this form in the employer’s file for the individual.

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