Driver and Vehicle Records
If you need a driver history for employment purposes other than Uber/Lyft or similar companies, see Driver History.
To obtain your own DMV records, you must complete and mail an application and pay the required fees:
We do not release personal information by telephone or email.
You must complete and mail an IR-002 application if:
- You need your Original Issue Date or other historical data. The issue date listed on internet or kiosk printouts reflects the date of the last change in your license, not when it was first issued.
- You are a former Nevada resident and need your Nevada driver's license number or other information
- You need a Title Verification Letter, historical vehicle registration records or a certified copy of any record
Information on abandoned vehicles or vehicles involved in crashes is not released to the general public. Authorized third parties such as insurance companies, tow yards and attorneys may receive these records.
The DMV does not release records to prospective vehicle purchasers. Here are links to available resources:
You may bring a vehicle you are considering purchasing to the VIN inspection station at larger DMV offices. No appointment is necessary. We will review the paperwork and vehicle records for you.
Nevada has very restrictive privacy laws relating to the release of DMV records to third parties. Generally, a third party cannot get any information on a specific driver license or registration without a notarized release from the person about whom the information is requested.
There are exceptions for law enforcement and other parties such as insurance companies.
The release of DMV records is governed by these laws:
All parties must complete one of the application packets below and submit the request to the DMV Records Section in Carson City.
Please contact the Records Section for fee quotes and other details if you desire a custom query or statistical reports.