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Iowa MVR

Anyone in Iowa who wants to drive on a public road must possess a current driver's license. The Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) of Iowa (IA) grants licenses and keeps records for every licensed motorist in the state. 



Iowa MVR



You can verify your driving record or the record of another driver using the Iowa MVR. If you are considering employing a new employee who will be using a corporate vehicle or if you are dating someone new and want to look into their driving history, this is a helpful tool. Anywhere in Iowa, including Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and Davenport, can conduct an MVR. 

You'll need someone's name, birthdate, and driver's license number to check their driving history in Iowa. A record check can be requested online, by mail, or in person at an MVD office. For this service, there is a charge. 

You can view a driver's history in Iowa on the MVR, which includes the following: 


  • Traffic violations and convictions
  • Accidents
  • Driver’s license suspensions or revocations
  • DUI/OWI convictions


You can ask for a pre-employment driving record check if you're an employer. This will display the same data as a typical MVR and any commercial driver's license (CDL) details. 

You can request a copy of your driving history online, by mail, or in person at an MVD office. This service is provided without charge. 


Iowa Driving Records


It's likely that any traffic infractions, including accidents, speeding tickets, and other moving violations, will appear on your Iowa driving record. Maintaining your driving record is crucial because it serves as a record of your driving history. Here is how to obtain a copy of your driving history in Iowa


Why Get a Copy of Your Driving Record?


You could require a copy of your dmv driving record for several reasons. First, you should demonstrate to your insurance provider that you are a careful driver. You might receive a discount on your auto insurance if you have a spotless driving record. 

If you're looking for a job that requires driving or if you appear in court for a traffic infraction, you might also need your driving history. In addition, your driving history could occasionally be used as proof in a civil or criminal proceeding. 


How to Get Your Driving Record?


Your driving history is available from the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT). Records can be requested in person, by mail, or online. 

You must submit a request form in person and pay a $7 charge to obtain your record. Any DOT office will have the form available. 

You must send a written request and a $7 charge to the DOT to obtain your record by mail. Your request must be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope and contain your name, date of birth, and driver's license number. 

You can access the DOT website to request your record online. You'll have to register for an account and pay $7. Your record will be delivered to you electronically after you've requested it. 


What's on Your Driving Record?


Your driving history, including any collisions, traffic infractions, or points accrued, will be detailed in your driving records. Additionally, your record will indicate whether your driver's license is still active and whether it has ever been suspended or revoked. 

It will state if you have a spotless driving record. If you have points, it will indicate how many you have and when they were added to your record. For two years, points remain on your record. 

Your driving history will also list any accidents and moving offenses for which you have been found guilty. 


Iowa Driving Record Online


You can check your driving history online in Iowa if you want to. You can examine your driver's license status, traffic offenses, and other information on a website called, which the Iowa Department of Transportation provides

You'll need to provide your date of birth and driver's license number to access this service. Once you've logged in, you may view your driving history as well as any license points that have been imposed. You can contact the Iowa DOT directly if you have any inquiries concerning your driving history. 


Iowa Non Certified Driving Record


A copy of your driving history that has yet to be certified by the Iowa Department of Transportation is an Iowa non-certified driving record. Personal uses for this kind of driving record include looking up your driving history or researching the driving record of someone you know. In addition, when a potential employer is evaluating you for a position requiring a spotless driving record, non-certified driving records may also be used for employment-related purposes. 

If you need one, you must ask the Iowa DOT for a certified copy of your driving record. Only the driver or a third party with the driver's written authorization may get certified driving records. 

You must complete and submit a Request for Driving Record form to request a non-certified driving record from the Iowa DOT. The Iowa DOT website or a nearby Iowa DOT office offers access to this form. When the form is finished, you must mail it to the address on it, along with the necessary costs. 

The Iowa DOT has a 10-day maximum processing time before sending you your non-certified driving record. You can pay more to request an expedited service if you need your driving record immediately.


  1. Download Insurance Consent Form
  2. Download Employment Consent Form


Use The Koleman Group LLC As Your MVR Company Today!

With our services you can conduct a MVR today. Call 618-398-3900, or email us today @ for a free consultation.


Note: This information is not intended to be legal advice. Please consult with your own legal counsel for advice related to your state/locality. All background checks follow local, state, and, federal FCRA Laws.


Updated on 2024-05-24 09:23:08 by larry coleman

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