Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Alert: The following services will be unavailable on Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 12 a.m. (midnight) to 6 a.m. CST due to system maintenance.

Obtaining vehicle or driver record information

The Federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act passed by Congress in 1994 and ruled constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in January of 2000 restricts access to Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) records. The act is intended to protect the privacy of personal information relating to driver licenses and instruction permits, vehicle titles and registrations and identification cards issued by motor vehicle departments.

A Vehicle/Driver Record Information Request Form MV2896 must be completed before information about a Wisconsin vehicle/driver record can be obtained. WisDOT will not provide most DMV records unless the records are obtained for one of the specific reasons listed on the Vehicle/Drivers Record Information Request Form.

It is the responsibility of the requester, not the Division of Motor Vehicles, to determine eligibility. If the form is completed fraudulently, the requester may be assessed fines under the federal act.

Vehicle records

All record requests received by Wisconsin DMV must be accompanied by the appropriate fee per record.

Driver records

Request your own driving record

Public Abstract Request System

The Public Abstract Request System (PARS) is a secure online service that allows authorized account holders to receive driver and/or vehicle record abstracts quickly and easily using the Web.

Questions? Contact us: Wisconsin DMV email service
Call: (608) 266-1466

Last modified: September 16, 2014

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