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How do you get a copy of your Texas driving record?

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Texas drivers' records are available by mail from the Texas Department of Public Safety or online at Texas.gov. Once the system verifies a driver's identity, the online records are available immediately to print or save. Requests via mail require use of form DR-1, available for download from the DPS website.

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Online records requests require a driver's license number, date of birth, the last four digits of the driver's Social Security number, the driver's license audit number and a credit card for payment. The driver's current address is also necessary as well as the billing address for the payment card.

The Texas Department of Safety provides six types of driving records, each with a different fee ranging from $4.50 for a status record to $22 for a certified abstract of a complete driving record as of July 2015. The other available records are a three-year driving history, a complete driving record and certified copies of these records.

Users can access online records 24 hours a day. A user can only request one record at a time, but he can login several times consecutively to access multiple records.

Requests by mail require most of the same information as the online requests. Checks or money orders are acceptable forms of payment.

Records requests through the mail by parties other than the driver require the signed consent of the driver unless one of 14 exceptions apply. Exceptions include use by a government agency, towing companies and private investigators for legal uses.

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