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Request Your BMV Ohio Driving Record

How good is your driving record?

How much does the state know about your driving habits?

Do you need your driving record to gain employment, or as part of legal proceedings?

If you live in Ohio, it’s easy to answer these questions – and SR-22 Bond Of Ohio can help!

Your driving history is a matter of public record and can be requested through the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). By requesting your BMV Ohio Driving Record, you can get the answers you’re looking for.  And it’s free!

How To Request Your BMV Ohio Driving Record

To start the request process, all you need to do is visit the free driver’s license lookup page on the BMV website. Then click on “View your driving record.” From there, you’ll be asked to provide a few pieces of information. These include:

  • Your driver’s license number (or ID number)
  • Your date of birth
  • The first initial of your last name
  • The last four digits of your Social Security Number (SSN)

There are situations where you might have received a letter from the Ohio BMV, even though you don’t currently have a license. In these cases, the letter will contain an identification number that you can put into the system to access your driving history.

You can have the report sent to you via email or traditional mail. If you need it physically mailed, it may take a few weeks for processing.

What’s Included In Your Ohio BMV Driving Record?

The driving record will cover the past 3-5 years and include information such as:

  • Your basic identification information, such as name and current listed address
  • Any recent request for license renewals or replacements
  • Any reported accidents
  • All convictions for moving violations
  • Any past license suspensions
  • Any other listed causes for license disqualification

In short, it contains all the information that the state has about you and your driving records. This can be useful, just so you know what the state has on you.

There are also cases where you need this information. For example, you might need it to apply for an SR-22 Bond. Some employers may also want to know your driving history, particularly if the job involves driving.

However, one thing you should be aware of:

Free Ohio BMV Driving Record Reports Are Unofficial

When you obtain your driving record through the free website, the information you receive will be accurate – but it’s not considered an official copy of your driving record.

This is important because sometimes an official copy is required, like if you’re going through legal proceedings. In those cases, you would need to contact the Ohio BMV directly to request a full official copy. Unfortunately, this service is not free, and it will probably take a few weeks for you to receive it.

But most of the time, if you just need to know your official driving record, the free report is good enough.

SR-22 Bonds Of Ohio Helps You Get Back On The Road

We know people make mistakes, and that shouldn’t prevent you from driving or earning a living. SR-22 Bonds Of Ohio is here to help you overcome past mistakes, regain your license, and get your license back on track.

If you’ve had your license revoked and need an SR-22 Bond for insurance, contact our experts for help and advice!


Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicle (BMV) Information – Helpful Links

Ohio BMV Home Page

Ohio BMV Locations

Ohio BMV Free MVR & Reinstatement Requirement

Ohio BMV Insurance Requirements

Ohio BMV Non Compliance (not having insurance)

Ohio BMV Online Services