How do you view driving records in Illinois?


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To view and receive certified Illinois driving records, contact the Illinois Secretary of State office. As of 2014, there are two ways to order a driving record: by mail or in person. A non-certified driving record may be received at the Department of Motor Vehicles' website for a fee.

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  1. Order driving records in person

    At a Secretary of State's Driver Services facility, you may order a copy of your driving records. A fee is required, and an abstract request form must be filled out. The driving records are issued immediately. It is important to bring cash, as the Illinois Secretary of State office does not accept debit or credit cards.

  2. Order driving records by mail

    To receive an Illinois driving record by mail, you must mail a completed copy of the abstract request form and the correct fee to the proper office. As of 2014, the address is, Secretary of State, Driver Analysis Section, 2701 S. Dirksen Pkwy., Springfield, IL., 62723. It takes up to 10 business days to receive your records.

  3. Order another person's driving record

    Parents and guardians may view their teen's Illinois driving records online, while anyone may order another person's driving records with notarized permission. You must fill out the other driver's full name, date of birth, sex and Illinois driver license number. The copy you receive is often free of the driver's personal information, such as the individual's home address.

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