How to Request a Driving Record in Michigan

There are numerous reasons an individual would request a copy of his or her driving record in Michigan, and you have the right to know what is on your record. Anyone in the state of Michigan who is licensed to drive has given consent for the Michigan DMV to track his or her driving history. Some of the information that may be included on your record is traffic violations, past offenses such as DUI, speeding, or reckless driving, and more.

What you may be interested to learn is that what is contained in your driving record can result in license suspension, revocation, or other administrative penalties. For example, you may have accumulated a substantial number of points for various traffic violations or infractions that could result in license suspension. If you have been convicted for a traffic crash that resulted in the death of someone else, or have been convicted of drunk or drugged driving, these convictions may remain on your driving record for 7 years, 10 years, or in some cases, permanently. If your driver's license has already been suspended or revoked, contact Michigan driver's license attorney Scott Grabel now to learn if it may be possible to have your license reinstated.

Obtaining a copy of your Michigan driving record can help you learn how many demerit points may have been assigned by the Department of Motor Vehicles knowing how many points you have on your record can help you avoid suspension or revocation of your driver's license in the future. In addition, the more demerit points assigned to your driving record, the more likely your auto insurance company will raise your premium or even cancel coverage.

Requesting a Copy of a Michigan Driving Record

Requesting a copy of your own driving record is simple and straightforward, and can be done via mail, fax, telephone, or by walking in to any branch DMV office. If requesting a driving record via mail, you will need to complete a record request form and send it along with payment of $8 to:

Michigan Department of State
Record Lookup Unit
7064 Crowner Drive
Lansing, MI 48918-1502

If your current mailing address is the same address that is listed on file with the Secretary of State, you may order a copy of your driving record via telephone, as long as you are paying with a Discover, MasterCard, or VISA. To order by telephone, call (517) 322-1624.

Ordering by fax is another option if you intend to pay via credit card or have an account with the Department of State. Complete the request form and fax to (517)322-1181.

You can obtain a copy of your own driving record on the same day you walk in to any branch office. Simply present your driver's license and payment of $9; you will not be required to fill out a request form when requesting your driving record in person. Branch offices accept credit and debit cards (MasterCard, VISA, Discovery), cash, money orders, and checks.

If Your License Has Been Suspended, Contact Michigan Driver's License Attorney Scott Grabel

If your driver's license has been suspended or revoked due to DUI, reckless driving, a drug conviction, too many demerit points on your driving record, or for any other reason, it can create serious hardships in your life. Contact Grabel & Associates today for quality guidance and support in having your driving privilege restored. Call us toll free at 1-800-677-9795.

Please note: Recently DLAD/DAAD changed their name to the Administrative Hearings Section (AHS). Common use of the name AHS has not yet been widely accepted and the entity responsible for driver’s license hearings is still referred to as DLAD/DAAD in almost all legal areas, which is why we continue to use the term “DLAD/DAAD” throughout our website. More information about this change can be found at the Michigan Secretary of State’s website here.