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Driver history abstract

MVC keeps all your driving records in a document known as a driver history abstract.

Learn how to read a driver history record abstract by downloading a helpful brochure - Understanding your driver abstract [pdf] - including a sample abstract, definitions and permitted users.

Request a driver history abstract online or in-person
For your convenience, you can request your abstract online (Note: credit card convenience fee applies). Certified, five-year driver history abstracts are also available for purchase at all local motor vehicle agencies and regional service centers.

Request a driver history abstract by mail
To request a certified copy of a driver history abstract:
  • Complete and sign a Driver History Abstract Request form (DO-21); choose certified complete or a 5-year record
  • Explain in detail the reason for your request
  • Select the permitted use for your request and mark the number on the form
  • Submit a photocopy of your driver license
  • Submit a $15 check or money order payable to NJMVC
Request driver history abstract and certified documents by mail
To request both certified copies of supporting documents and a driver history abstract:
  • Follow steps described above for abstract purchase
  • On the same form, select document type(s) and fill in the date of each supporting document
  • Include a separate check or money order payable to NJMVC for the total cost of each request type; one check for abstract total and one check for supporting document total
  • For example, submit two checks - $15 check for an abstract and a $30 check for supporting documents - when ordering an abstract, certified order of suspension and a copy of a mailing list
Request certified documents without a driver history abstract by mail
To only request certified copies of supporting documents:
  • Complete and sign a Driver History Abstract Request form (DO-21)
  • Select document type(s) and fill in the date of each supporting document
  • Explain in detail the reason for your request
  • Select the permitted use for your request and mark the number on the form
  • Submit a photocopy of your driver license
  • Submit a check or money order payable to NJMVC
Mail to:
NJ Motor Vehicle Commission
Abstract Unit
225 East State Street
P.O. Box 142
Trenton, New Jersey 08666-0142

Important note: Both pages 1 and 2 must be completed and submitted for your request to be considered. You may print the form on both sides of a single sheet or print and attach the two separate sheets. A separate request is required for each abstract.

The driver history abstract and/or supporting documents requested will be mailed to you within 7 business days of receipt of your completed form and payment.