What is the California Record Request form?
The California Record Request form, also known as Vehicle Registration Record INF 1225, is a form issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles from the state of California. It is most commonly used by individuals to request their own driving records or their vehicle or vessel information.
Can I fill out the California Record Request form?
If you are a resident of the state of California and are looking to request your own driving record or information regarding your vehicle or vessel, then you are eligible to fill out the California Record Request form.
What do I need to fill out the California Record Request form?
To fill out the California Record Request form, you will need your full legal name, your current address, the city or town in which you currently reside, followed by the corresponding state, and appropriate ZIP code. You will also need to provide your daytime telephone number, otherwise known as the telephone number that can be used to contact you during the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, the date of signing, and your signature.
Depending on your reason for filling out this form, you will be required to provide additional information. If you are seeking your driving record, you must provide either your California driver’s license number or identification card number, as well as your date of birth. If you are instead seeking your vehicle registration record, you are required to provide both your California driver’s license number or identification card number as well as you vehicle/vessel identification number.
You will also be needing to pay a USD $5.00 fee for each current record that you will be requesting.
How do I fill out the California Record Request form?
We will be giving you a step-by-step guide on how to properly fill out the California Record Request form.
Before attempting to fill out the California Record Request form, ensure that all information that you are about to write down is completely accurate and truthful. This is a government document and thus should be treated with the utmost care and attention.
First, there will be a box that you have to check. By checking this box, you are certifying any and all information that you are about to write down on this form.
In the first line of this section, indicate your full legal name by writing it down in the specific format of first name, followed by your middle initial, then your last name.
Below your full legal name, write down your current address. This is the address where you currently reside in. Below your address, indicate the corresponding city, state in which the city is located, and the appropriate ZIP code or postal code.
Below the lines asking for the details to your address, write down your daytime telephone number. This is the phone number where you can be reached during the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Be sure to indicate the area code of the telephone number as well.
Type of Record Requested
Depending on why you are filling out this form, you will be asked to provide additional requirements. If you are seeking to acquire both records, you will need to fill out both sections.
If you are requesting a record of your driver’s license or identification card, check the appropriate box indicating your request, and then provide your California driver’s license number or identification card number followed by your date of birth in the month, day, year format.
If you are requesting a record of your vehicle/vessel registration record, check the appropriate box indicating your request, and then provide your California driver’s license number or identification card number followed by your vehicle/vessel identification number.
If you are submitting the California Record Request form through mail, then you will have to complete this final section of the form.
In the first line, write down your full legal name once again, in no specific format. Below this, rewrite your current address with the additional details such as city of residence, the corresponding state, and the appropriate ZIP code.
If you have completed everything, then congratulations, you have successfully filled out the California Record Request form.
What can I expect to see on my driving record?
A driver’s record will indicate any and all information related to your driving. It will include things such as violations of road and driving regulations.
Information that can be found on the driving record includes but is not limited to things such as speeding tickets, driving under influence (DUI) cases, and other road infractions or violations that you may have done.
Different types of infractions may reflect on your driving record for different lengths of time, and may also depend on what state you committed said infraction. For example, in the state of California, a speeding ticket will stay on your driving record for a period of 39 months. However, this is different from other states such as Hawaii, where a speeding ticket can stay on a driving record for up to ten (10) years, or Montana, where a speeding ticket will leave a permanent mark on a driver’s record.
Driving under the influence is a different case, as it stays on your driving record for up to ten (10) years. While most DUI convictions are considered misdemeanors, a fourth DUI in the state of California can be considered a felony. Multiple infractions reflected on your driving record may result in the suspension of your license. While different from a driving record, DUI convictions will remain on a person’s criminal record permanently.
Why is it important to know my driving record?
Insurance companies commonly ask for driving records. Clients with multiple infractions on their driving record can be given higher rates for insurance due to their previous violations, and in some cases deny them insurance services entirely.
For example, a driver with a driving record with multiple DUI cases can expect a premium on their next car insurance payment.