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How does a driver look up the status of his license?

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Drivers can look up the status of their licenses in two ways, according to DMV.org. They can either contact their local DMV office or obtain a copy of the record from online DMV services.

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To find your nearest DMV office, go to DMV.org. Click on the DMV Office Finder tab, and select your state from the drop-down list. A ZIP code or a city and state abbreviation are also useful details to use when using the site's DMV location search function. The local office may require current photo identification and a complete driving record application. Local DMV offices have access to all the information needed to assess the status of driving licenses.

To check online, go to the homepage of DMV.org, and click on the Driving Records icon. Select your state from the drop-down list. This provides you with detailed information on how to obtain records from each state. According to DMV.Org, most states charge a small fee and drivers can use these online portals to check if they have outstanding tickets as well as the status of their licenses, DUI records and DWI records as of 2015. The status of a driver's license can be either valid or suspended.

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