Public Records Access

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Uber/Lyft drivers and Former Nevada Residents who need their original driver's license issue date or number must complete and mail an Application for Individual Record Information (IR-002).

This information is not listed on an internet or kiosk driver history.

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Driver and Vehicle Records

Your 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

Vehicle Records

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.

Third-Party Records

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:

Applications

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.

Nevada Public Records Act

Do not use this link for any records that contain personal information, including your own. Records which contain personal information such as name, address, date of birth, etc. are not public records. See Your Records above.

The department complies with NRS Chapter 239 and related regulations regarding inspection and copying of public records.

Pursuant to NRS 239.0107, within five (5) business days of receiving a request for a public record, the department will:

  • Produce a copy of the record or allow the requester to inspect the record, or
  • Notify the requester that the office does not have legal custody or control of the record and provide the name and address of the governmental entity that does, if known, or
  • Notify the requester that the information cannot be available within five (5) business days and provide a date and time after which the department reasonably believes the record will be available, or
  • Notify the requester that the information is confidential and cite the statute or other legal authority to deny the request
  • If the requested record does not exist, a records official is not required to create a public record to satisfy the request. (NAC 239.867)

Public Records Act Fees

The department may charge only the direct costs of a request such as the cost of ink, toner, paper, media and postage in providing copies of existing public records.

Contacts

Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles
Records Section
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711-0250

(702) 486-4368 - Las Vegas Area
(775) 684-4590 - Reno/Sparks/Carson City
(775) 684-4899 - fax