What you need to know
Here are three things you NEED to know about the National Driver Registry and your records that will save you both time and frustration!
- The National Driver Registry only provides you with the State or States that have your records and the status of your driver license.
- The National Driver Registry does not have the content of the records. Only your name, Date of Birth and the States in which you have had your license revoked or suspended.
- You must have the State records to regain your driving privileges.
What does this mean? This means that in addition to your National Driver Registry record, you will need to obtain your state driving record in order to know why your license has been revoked or suspended.
The National Driver Register (NDR) is a computerized database of information about drivers who have had their licenses revoked or suspended, or who have been convicted of serious traffic violations such as driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.
State motor vehicle agencies provide NDR with the names of individuals who have lost their privilege or who have been convicted of a serious traffic violation. When a person applies for a driver’s license the state checks to see if the name is on the NDR file. If a person has been reported to the NDR as a problem driver, the license may be denied.
NOTICE: This website is privately owned and operated and is not affiliated with the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Administration or any agency of the United States Federal Government. We provide you with all forms from the National Driver Registry free of charge and you may complete the forms and mail them to the U.S. Department of Transportation who will send you your official driving record. We also provide you with forms from individual States who may have your driver record and which may contain adverse information which prevents you from obtaining your driving privileges. We have a service charge for these forms if you obtain them from this website or you may contact the State or States to obtain your records at a lower cost or in some cases free of charge. By establishing an account on this website, you acknowledge that you understand the terms and conditions set forth herein.
Who Is Legally Authorized To Receive Information From The NDR?
- Any individual under the provisions of the Privacy Act.
- State and federal driver’s license officials.
- Current or prospective employers of motor vehicles operators.
- Air Carriers for Pilot Applicants.
- The Federal Railroad Administration and employers of railroad engineers.
- The Federal Aviation Administration for airmen medical certification.
- The U.S. Coast Guard for merchant mariner certification.
- The National Transportation Safety Board.
- Federal Highway Administration for Accident Investigations.
How Can I Find Out If I Am Listed In NDR?
You are entitled, under the provisions of the Privacy Act, to request a file search to see if you have a record on the NDR. You can download the Individual Request Form, complete it, have it notarized, and mail it to the NDR. REQUESTS CANNOT BE FAXED. You can also take the completed form to your local motor vehicle agency and, for a small fee, they will send your request to NDR. In either case, NDR will send a response directly to you.
If You Are An Employer Of Motor Vehicle Operators
As part of your safety program, you may request an NDR file check on a current or prospective employee if they are seeking employment or are employed as a driver. The employee may go to the local motor vehicle agency and ask for an NDR file check. We have provided, for your convenience, the Current or Prospective Employee Form which can be downloaded and then completed by the employee. This form should be submitted to the State in which the employee is licensed. Any information you receive from the NDR should be made available to the employee. If you receive information from the NDR indicating that an individual is on file you will be provided with the name of the state, the address and telephone number in order to request a copy of the driver record to verify that it is the same individual. Any information on the NDR file that was reported by the states during the past 3-years will be disclosed.
Air Carriers for Pilot Applicants
The Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996 requires an air carrier, before hiring an individual as a pilot, to request, with the individual’s written consent, the Chief Driver licensing official of a state to perform a National Driver Register (NDR) file check. Any information you receive from the NDR should be made available to the employee. If you receive information from the NDR indicating that an individual is on file you will be provided with the name of the state, the address and telephone number in order to request a copy of the driver record to verify that it is the same individual. Information on the NDR file that was reported by the states during the past 5-years and any withdrawal action still in effect will be disclosed.