What is the Washington Driver Record Request form?
The Washington Driver Record Request form is used when an entity wants access to a driver’s records to review. This can be due to legal reasons, employment reasons, insurance reasons, background checks, or driving history concerns.
You can request access to a Washington driver’s records or your own driving records by filing a Washington Driver Record Request. You can order the form through the Washington Department of Licensing (DOL).
It should be noted that the content of your driver’s records includes information regarding past traffic accidents, traffic violations, accidents, license revocation and suspensions, and other convictions. The information may be used:
- for adjustments regarding the insurance rates of your vehicle and investigate claims;
- as evidence in court and legal proceedings; and
- for background checks and pre-employment screenings.
What is the purpose of the Washington Driver Record Request form?
The Washington Driver Record Request form can be used for a number of reasons ranging from legal reasons to employment reasons. It may be used to obtain a Washington Driving Record and know your license status and the points in your license.
Who should file the Washington Driver Record Request form?
Since the Washington Driver Record Request form can be used for different reasons, there are several entities that can file it.
For legal purposes, the following may file the Washington Driver Record Request form:
- Attorney and lawyers
- Law enforcement
- Government Agencies
- Insurance companies
- Transit authority agencies
For employment purposes, the following may file the Washington Driver Record Request form:
- NGOs or volunteer organizations
Where can you order and submit the Washington Driver Record Request form?
There are two ways you can order the Washington Driver Record Request form - you can order it by mail or in-person. On the other hand, you can submit the Washington Driver Record Request form in three ways. You may opt to submit it in-person, through the mail, or online.
Do not mail the form to the DOL. They will send the record to you or the individual or company you are trying to get the driver’s record of. Mail the form and the non-refundable fee of $13 for each record in a check or money order (payable to Department of Licensing) to:
Driver Records, Department of Licensing, PO Box 3907, Seattle, WA 98124-3907
If you are ordering the Washington Driver Record Request personally at a Washington Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office, you are permitted to pay by either cash, check, MasterCard credit card or debit card, American Express credit card or debit card, and certain VISA credit cards or debit cards.
It should be noted, though, that driving record transactions with a credit card or debit card will result in extra fees. Please be advised that credit cards or debit cards are not honored in:
- Coulee Dam.
- Friday Harbor.
- South Bend
How do you fill out the Washington Driver Record Request form?
The Washington Driver Record Request consists of two (2) pages and contains two (2) sections that need to be filled out. In the boxes and spaces provided, provide all the information being asked accurately and honestly.
Start filling out your Washington Driver Record Request form by completing the Requester Information section first.
Begin by printing or typing out the requestor’s full name. If a business name is applicable, provide it as well.
Next, provide the requestor’s daytime phone number with its corresponding area code.
Next, report the requestor’s mailing address. Include the street address or P.O. box, City, State, and ZIP Code.
Next, provide the requestor’s e-mail address.
Then, provide the requestor’s fax number and its corresponding area code.
After, the requestor will be asked how they would like the driving record(s) to be sent to them. Choosing among the options listed, they will select only ONE choice by marking the box beside that option.
In the second and last section of the form, titled “Drive record requested”, do the same thing done in the first section. In the boxes and spaces provided, provide all the information being asked accurately and honestly.
Using the LAST, FIRST, MIDDLE INITIAL format, begin by stating the name of the individual the requestor wishes to have access to their driver’s record.
Next, report that individual’s date of birth.
Next, state that individual’s Washington driver’s license number.
After, the requestor will be asked what type of record they have requested. If they requested more than one record type, they are required to pay $13 for each additional record.
The type of records offered are:
- Alcohol/Drug assessment (up to 10 years) – Used by chemical dependency agencies.
- Employment record – Used by employers, volunteer organizations, and transit authorities to determine eligibility.
- Insurance record (3 years) – Used to create and renew life, vehicle, and commercial vehicle insurance policies.
- Full record– A complete driving record provided to the person named on the record.
After accomplishing and completing the form, the requestor must then affix their signature and the date and place of signing to certify under penalty of perjury that they are entitled by federal or state laws to obtain an abstract of the driver record of the individual requested.
In Page 2 of the Washington Driver Record Request, it is important that the terms and the agreements listed are read thoroughly and understood by both parties. Below is an overview of the contents of Page 2:
This Data Sharing Agreement (Agreement) is between the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL), and the entity (Requestor) named on the Driver Record Request form (Form). By submitting this form to DOL, Requestor acknowledges and agrees to the following:
- GRANT OF LICENSE
- ACCESS REVIEW ON DRIVER RECORDS
- RELEASE OF INTEREST – EMPLOYERS AND VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS
- SAFEGUARDING OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
- SAFEGUARDING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
- PERMISSIBLE USE
- DISPOSAL OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
- INDEPENDENT CAPACITY
- INTEGRITY OF DATA
- HOLD HARMLESS
- RECORDS ACCESS AND INSPECTIONS