FAQs About Texas Driver Records

Your own driving record, also known as a motor vehicles report, is an important document that contains all information pertaining to your driving history. From the number of tickets and license suspensions you’ve had to any accidents you were involved in, your driving record includes everything. 

On this page, we have compiled a list of common questions we get from customers regarding their driving records. If you have a question that you don’t see listed below, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Common Questions About Driving Records in Texas

Why Do I Need A Current Copy of My Texas Driving Record?

A lot of people are not aware of their complete driving history, which sometimes leads to costly consequences. For example, if you have an outstanding ticket on your driver record that you don’t know about or a ticket has been inaccurately registered in your name, it can increase your insurance premium rate.

Obtaining a copy of your Texas driving record once a year ensures that your records are accurate as well.

Having an up-to-date copy of your driving record allows you to:

  • Confirm that your motor vehicles insurer is using accurate information to calculate your premiums.
  • Prepare for job opportunities and interviews that ask for a safe driving history.
  • Verify that you have paid off all tickets and traffic violations.
  • Ensure that you received credit for a completed defensive driving course.
  • Remove any mistakes your record may contain.

Do You Offer A Defensive Driving Course?

Yes, we do!

If you want to get your speeding ticket or other traffic violation dismissed, you will need to complete a defensive driving course. You may also be required to get a Type 3A driver record.  We offer a discount on driving records when purpose along with our defensive driving course.

At TX DPS Records, we offer a Texas defensive driving course as well as Type 3A driving record. Our program is accepted by all Texas courts for ticket dismissal and approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR). Our course is available in English and Spanish.

How Will My Driving Record Be Delivered To Me?

We can send your driving record via email, US mail, or UPS delivery, depending on which option you choose when placing your order. If you are in a hurry, we recommend choosing the email option to have your record in your inbox within 12 hours or less.

If you choose the regular shipping option, the record will be sent to you via US mail. Once your order has been processed, it takes 3–4 days to deliver it. However, online requests for express orders are delivered the day after processing.

What Kind Of Driving Record Do You Provide?

We provide Texas state certified 3A driving record, which is mandatory for taking a defensive driving course. This record contains information about all moving and non-moving violations and accidents (even if you didn’t receive any ticket for it).

How Do I Open My Driving Record?

If the record was sent to you via email, it will be a password-protected PDF document. You will need a PDF reading application, like Adobe Acrobat, to open this file. Your driver license number will be your password.

What Information Do I Need To Provide To Order My Driving Record Online?

The first thing you need is a valid Texas driver license! You’ll need to fill out other information such as:

  • Your name
  • Your date of birth
  • Your current home address
  • Your phone number and email address
  • Your driver license number
  • The last 4 digits of your social security number
  • The audit number or DD number (Document Discriminator) is located on the bottom of your driver’s license

And lastly, you will need a valid MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover card to pay the fee when placing the order online. 

Order Your Driving Records Online!

Ordering an official, state-issued copy of your certified Texas driving record is easy with TX DPS Records. Our SSL encrypted online request system. We firmly believe that retrieving your own driving record should not be a complicated process.  

Simply fill out the necessary information, place your order, and we will pull your record quickly. We process all online requests as soon as we get them and deliver.  If you have a valid Texas driver license, we can send you the driving records within 12 hours! Whether you want the record for a background check at your new job or for a defensive driving course, we can help.

If you have any questions or concerns, our customer support team is available at your disposal M-F, 8am-5pm Central Time. Call us at 888-596-7307 or reach out to us online and we will get back to you shortly.

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