GET YOUR TEXAS
Did the court tell you to bring your Texas driving record in with your certificate? If so, you have three options.
- Let us get it for you
For $25, we’ll get your driver record and send it to you by email or regular mail. Just call our office at 877-826-6339 and we’ll get your information.
- Get your Driver Record Online
To get your own driving record and print it immediately, visit the texas.gov website.
- Request your Driver Record by Mail
Complete the driver record request form (a PDF file) and mail it to the Texas DPS. Do not wait until the last minute to do this: it can take three weeks for your driver record to arrive by mail.
What’s in your Texas Driver Record?
Like many other states, Texas law requires that a record be kept of every accident report and court record for each driver. In Texas, this record is your driving record. Every time you are involved in a crash or get ticketed for a moving violation, it goes on your record.
Have you noticed yet
Tickets that are dismissed by taking a state-approved driving safety course should NOT show on your record.
The record will show that you took a defensive driving course but not the ticket.
If an insurance company or potential employer needs to see your driving record they can request a copy. And increasingly courts are requesting that people submit copies of their record when they want to have a ticket dismissed to show that they have not had another ticket dismissed in less than twelve months.
Types of Texas Driver Records
In Texas, there are various types of driving records, all containing different versions of your information. Type 1, for example, simply shows your name, birthdate, most recent address, and whether or not your driver license is currently valid.
For ticket dismissal purposes, you’ll need to get Type 3A. This will show all the same information as Type 1 PLUS all accidents and convictions you’ve incurred while driving in Texas.