What is the Colorado Driving Record Request form?
Form DR 2559, Permission to Release Driver Records to Self or Another Person, or referred to as the Colorado Driving Record Request form, is an official document in Colorado used to request the release of your driving record for personal use. This form was prepared by the Colorado Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
An individual or business entity may also request for your driving records provided that they meet the criteria to request the record. The criteria include the following:
- A government agency
- An agency charged with driver or motor vehicle safety or theft
- A business that will use the information to verify the accuracy of information submitted by individuals for preventing fraud
- Pursuing legal remedies against or recovering a debt or security interest
- An insurer or insurance support agency in connection with claims, investigations, anti-fraud activities, rating or underwriting
- Other terms pursuant to Colorado law, 24-72-204 (7) C.R.S.
If they meet the criteria, fill out Form DR2489, Driver Record Search Requestor Release, and submit it together with the Colorado Driving Record Request form.
The Colorado DMV keeps track of a driver’s activities and releases a driving record that covers the previous seven years. They also maintain driver histories that go back beyond seven years. These records are kept in compliance with State and Federal laws, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the requirements of the Federal Trade Commission.
A Colorado driving record shows a person’s driving history. It includes the individual’s personal driving record information such as:
- Driver’s full name
- Driver’s current home address
- Driver’s license number
- Date of issue and expiry of the driver’s license
- Driver’s license status
- Any reported traffic violations, citations, and fines.
- Any accidents, points, or both held against you.
The State of Colorado offers two types of motor vehicle records. These are:
- Non-certified motor vehicle records
This type of motor vehicle record is commonly ordered for personal use. It can be easily ordered online.
- Certified motor vehicle records
This type of motor vehicle record is verified by the Colorado DMV. These are the ones that will satisfy and fulfill legal and official purposes.
How to fill out the Colorado Driving Record Request form?
The Colorado Driving Record Request form is a one-page document. Do not leave the required items blank to avoid any problems with your request.
Enter the full legal name of the driver in the following format: Last Name, and First Name.
Enter the full legal name of the authorized person receiving the driver’s driving records in the following format: Last Name, and First Name.
Mark the “Check if to self” box if you are requesting this form to be released to yourself as well.
Driver’s Date of Birth
Enter the birthdate of the driver.
Driver’s License Number
Enter the license number of the driver.
Affix the signature of the driver.
Enter the date when the driver signed this form.
Signature of Parent or Guardian if Driver is a Minor
Affix the signature of the parent or guardian of the driver.
Enter the date when the parent or guardian of the driver signed this form.
Person Receiving Record
Release Records to:
Enter the full legal name of the authorized person receiving the driver’s driving records in the following format: Last Name, and First Name
Driver’s License Number
Enter the correct license number of the driver.
Enter your state.
Enter the full legal name of the company, if applicable.
Enter the complete mailing address including the City, State, and ZIP code.
Signature of Requestor
Affix the signature of the requestor.
Enter the date when the requestor signed this form.
The Colorado Driving Record Request form is pursuant to the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (18 USC 2721) and Colorado law (§24-72-204, §42-1-206 (1)(b)(l)).
How to submit the Colorado Driving Record Request form?
Step 1: Fill out the Colorado Driving Record Request form.
Step 2: Don’t forget to specify if you’re requesting a certified or non-certified driving record.
Step 3: Pay the fees for a Colorado Driving Record.
- Search Fee — $9.00
- Certified Fee (additional) — $1.00
Colorado DMV offices accept payment made via cash and check made payable to the Department of Revenue. They do not accept credit and debit cards.
Step 4: Send the form and payment in person or by mail.
Go to the nearest Colorado Driver’s License Office to submit your request.
You can send the form to this mailing address:
Department of Revenue
Division of Motor Vehicles
Driver Control Section
1881 Pierce Street
Lakewood, CO 80214
If you send the form via mail, payment must be made by personal check or money order made payable to the Department of Revenue. Do not mail cash.
If your check is returned for insufficient funds or a closed account, you will not be issued or able to renew any type of driver’s license or identification card until the original check is redeemed and an administrative and short check fee is paid.
After submitting the form, you can expect to receive the Colorado Driving Record you requested via mail within fourteen business days.
What should I do after receiving my Colorado Driving Records?
Once you received your Colorado driving records, go over and check them to make sure they are correct. Look at every single detail and verify if there are any mistakes. Insurance companies, government entities, and future employers may access your driving records, so it's vital to check them. If you leave the mistakes on your driving records unchecked, they may affect your profile and other rights.
If you happen to observe any error, you should contact a local Colorado DMV office immediately. You may call:
It is recommended to ask for the help of the Colorado DMV in updating and correcting the information on your Colorado driving records. Give them a thorough description of your issue and proof, if necessary.
For future developments and the latest information regarding the Colorado Driving Record Request form and its instructions, go to the official website of the Colorado DMV.