A Colorado driving record (usually called an MVR) is sometimes confusing.  We're here to help you make sense of it.  


An MVR is going to contain information about your personal identifying information, such as your complete name, address, birth date, hair and eye color, height and weight.  It will also say whether you need special help in order to drive, such as corrective lenses or special mirrors.  


In addition to these things, it will contain information concerning: 

  • Traffic accidents (if you were cited as being at fault).
  • Driving record points.
  • Traffic citations.
  • Whether your driver license is valid, suspended or cancelled.
Driving records provided by the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles reflect activity that has been retained for the last seven years. Records are for seven years and cannot be limited to show any time period less than seven years. 

The Colorado DMV records are maintained in accordance with State and Federal law, which includes the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the requirements of the Federal Trade Commission. 

You can get a copy of your driving record in three different ways:

1. You can order it through us for $12.99 using a credit card or PayPal.

2. You can go into a driver's license office (other than the State HQ in Lakewood) and obtain a regular non-certified copy of the record or if you need a certified copy, go to the Lakewood branch located at 1881 Pierce Street.

3. You can send in a written request to the DMV in Lakewood.  The written request will need to include your full name, date of birth, and your driver's license number if available.  A complete legible signature is required on the request. Please specify certified or non-certified copy of the driving record.

The fee for a non-certified driving record is $2.20. The fee for a certified copy of a driving record is $2.70.  DMV will accept a personal check or money order made out to the Department of Revenue. They do not accept credit cards.

It could take 10 to 14 business days after the request is received before the request for a motor vehicle record is mailed out to you.



What will my mvr look like? 

Click here for an example. 

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Are you curious about what kind of information is on your MVR? Click the link above and we'll show you an actual driving record from the Colorado DMV.