Motor Vehicle Record Input Requirements

Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) reports statewide driving records, including Commercial Driver's License status (CDL) for at least 3 years, oftentimes up to 7 years. Many states have varied input requirements for ordering motor vehicle record searches. Some states only require the drivers license number, and others require a full name, date of birth, and sometimes gender. We have prepared the following instructional sheet below to assist with your motor vehicle record (MVR) ordering.


Motor Vehicle Record Search Requirements and Input Tips

ALABAMA (AL)
Format: 7 Numeric or 1 Alpha Plus 6 Numerics
Required Data: Drivers License Number
Active License Terminology: CURRENT
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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ALASKA (AK)
Format: 1-7 Numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number, Last Name
Active License Terminology: ELIGIBLE, AND REVIEW EXPIRATION DATE
Release Form: Alaska Release Required
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ARIZONA (AZ)
Format: 9 Numeric (SSN); or 1 Alphabetic, 8 Numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number, Full Name, Date of Birth
Active License Terminology: ELIGIBLE
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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ARKANSAS (AR)
Format: 8 Numeric (DL #); or 9 Numeric (SSN)
If 9 digit (SSN), must include Date of Birth. SSN should only be used if it appears on the license.
Required Data: Driver's License Number, Date of Birth
Active License Terminology: NCL IS VALID
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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CALIFORNIA (CA)
Format: 1 Alphabetic, 7 Numeric
Required Data: Driver's License Number, Driver Last Name
Active License Terminology: VALID
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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CDLIS Nationwide CDL Search
Required Data: Social Security Number and Full Name
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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COLORADO (CO)
Format: 1 Alphabetic, 6 Numeric (no longer used); or 9 Numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number and Last Name, or Drivers License Number and Date of Birth
Active License Terminology: VALID
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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CONNECTICUT (CT)
Format: 9 Numeric, 1st two positions are month of birth in odd or even year. 01-12 Jan-Dec odd years, 13 - 24 Jan-Dec even years, 99 unknown
Required Data: Drivers License Number
Active License Terminology: VALID
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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DELAWARE (DE)
Format: 1 to 7 numeric characters
Required Data: Drivers License Number
Active License Terminology: VALID
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (DC)
Format: 9 Numeric (SSN) or 7 Numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number
Active License Terminology: VALID
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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FLORIDA (FL) ****
Format: 1 Alphabetic, 12 Numeric
If DL # has 14 Numeric, drop last 3 digits
Required Data: Driver's License Number
Active License Terminology: ELIGIBLE
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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GUAM (GU)
Format: 1 Alphabetic, 14 Numeric
Required Data: Driver's License Number
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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GEORGIA (GA)
Format: 7-9 Numeric
Required Data: Georgia Driver's License Number, Full Name, Date of Birth, Gender, note: Georgia is very strict with their inputs. Do not order with any name suffixes (jr, sr, etc.)
Active License Terminology: VALID
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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HAWAII (HI)
Format: 9 Numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number, Last Name, First Name, Date of Birth. Do not order with any name suffixes (jr, sr, etc.)
Active License Terminology: VALID
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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IDAHO (ID)
Format: 2 Alphabetic, 6 Numeric, 1 Alphabetic; or 9 Numeric (SSN); or 9 Alpha numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number, Full Name, Date of Birth
Active License Terminology: VALID
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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ILLINOIS (IL) ****
Format: 1 Alphabetic, 11 Numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number
Active License Terminology: ACTIVE
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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INDIANA (IN) ****
Format: 10 Numeric or 9 Numeric (SSN)
Required Data: Drivers License Number, for SSN must use full name and Date of Birth ****
Active License Terminology: VALID
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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IOWA (IA)
Format: 9 Numeric (SSN); or 3 Numeric, 2 Alphabetic, 4 Numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number
Active License Terminology: VAL
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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KANSAS (KS)
Format: 1 Alpha, 1 Numeric, 1 Alpha, 1 Numeric, 1 Alpha, 1 Numeric; or 9 Numeric( SSN ); or 1 Alphabetic (K), 8 Numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number
Active License Terminology: REG:VALID KANSAS
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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KENTUCKY (KY)
Format: 9 Numeric (SSN), Drop 10th digit, if found; or 1 Alpha, 8 Numeric
Required Data: Driver's License Number:
Active License Terminology: IN FORCE
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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LOUISIANA (LA)
Format: 1 - 9 Numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number, Driver First and Last Name
Active License Terminology: VALID
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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MAINE (ME) ****
Format: 7 Numeric, if under 21, 7 Numeric followed by an "X"
Required Data: Drivers License Number, Last Name, First Name, Date of Birth
Active License Terminology: ACTIVE
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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MARYLAND (MD)
Format: 1 Alphabetic, 12 Numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number
Description: Points are Reported, Accidents are not reported. Maryland will suspend license for unpaid OS convictions
Active License Terminology: VALID
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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MASSACHUSETTS (MA)
Format: 1 Alphabetic, 8 Numeric; or 9 Numeric (SSN) if requested by licensee
Required Data: Drivers License Number, Last Name (No apostrophes), First Name, Date of Birth
Active License Terminology: LICENSED (VALID DL)
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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MICHIGAN (MI) ****
Format: 1 Alphabetic, 12 Numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number
Active License Terminology: ELIGIBLE
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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MINNESOTA (MN) ****
Format: 1 Alphabetic, 12 Numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number
Active License Terminology: VALID
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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MISSISSIPPI (MS)
Format: 9 Numeric ( usually SSN )
Required Data: DL #, Last Name
Active License Terminology: LICENSED (VALID DL)
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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MISSOURI (MO) ****
Format: 1 Alpha - 5-9 Numeric or 9 Numeric; or 9 Numeric (SSN)
Required Data: Driver's License Number, Driver First and Last Name, Date of Birth
Active License Terminology: VALID
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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MONTANA (MT) ****
Format: 1 Alphabetic, 6 Numeric; or 9 Numeric (SSN); or 1 Alphabetic, 1 Numeric, 1 Alpha numeric, 2 Numeric, 3 Alphabetic and 1 Numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number, Last Name, First Name, Date of Birth
Active License Terminology: VALID
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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NEBRASKA (NE)
Format: 1 Alphabetic ( A,B,C,E,G,H or V), 3 -8 Numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number, Last Name, First Name, Date of Birth
Active License Terminology: VALID
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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NEVADA (NV)
Format: 9 Numeric (SSN); or 12 Numeric (last 2 are year of birth); or letter "X" plus 8 Numeric; or 10 numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number
Active License Terminology: VALID
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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NEW HAMPSHIRE (NH)****
Format: 2 Numeric, 3 Alphabetic, 5 Numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number
Active License Terminology: NOT UNDER SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION AS OF THIS DATE
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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NEW JERSEY (NJ)
Format: 1 Alphabetic, 14 Numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number
Active License Terminology: PRIVILEGES IN GOOD STANDING
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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NEW MEXICO (NM) ****
Format: 9 Numeric; or 9 Numeric (SSN)
Required Data: Drivers License Number, Driver First and Last Name, Date of Birth
Active License Terminology: VALID
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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NEW YORK (NY) ****
Format: 9 Numeric (not SSN); or 1 Alphabetic, 18 Numeric (not being issued anymore)
Required Data: Drivers License Number
Active License Terminology: VALID
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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NORTH CAROLINA (NC)
Format: 1 - 8 Numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number, Last Name, Date of Birth
Active License Terminology: ACTIVE
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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NORTH DAKOTA (ND)
Format: 9 Numeric (SSN) or 9 Numeric for non-CDL beginning with #9
Required Data: Drivers License Number
Active License Terminology: LICENSED
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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OHIO (OH) ****
Format: 9 Numeric (SSN); or 2 Alphabetic, 6 Numeric
Always use the SSN as DL #, if available!
Required Data: Drivers License Number
Active License Terminology: VALID
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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OKLAHOMA (OK) ****
Format: 9 Numeric or 9 Numeric (SSN) or 1 Alphabetic, 9 Numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number, Last Name, Date of Birth
Active License Terminology: IS NOT CURRENTLY UNDER SUSPENSION/REVOCATION
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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OREGON (OR)
Format: 1 - 7 Numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number, Driver First and Last Name, Date of Birth
Active License Terminology: NOT LISTED, USE EXPIRATON DATE
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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PENNSYLVANIA (PA)
Format: 8 Numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number, Current Last Name on File, Date of Birth
*Pennsylvania Release Form Required
Active License Terminology: VALID
Release Form: PA Release Required
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RHODE ISLAND (RI)
Format: 7 Numeric or V and 6 Numeric (disabled veterans)
Required Data: Drivers License Number
Active License Terminology: ACTIVE
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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SOUTH CAROLINA (SC)
Format: 6 to 9 Numeric (cannot start with 6 or 9) 6-9 Numeric (cannot start with 006, 009, or 09)
Required Data: Drivers License Number
Active License Terminology: NO SUSPENSION
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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SOUTH DAKOTA (SD)
Format: 6 - 9 Numeric; or 11 Numeric or 9 Numeric (SSN)
Required Data: Drivers License Number
Active License Terminology: ACTIVE/ELIGIBLE
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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TENNESSEE (TN)
New Format: 9 Numeric, Old Format is 7 Numeric or 9 Numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number, Correct Last Name
Active License Terminology: LICENSED
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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TEXAS (TX)
Format: 8 Numeric beginning with "0" or "1"
Required Data: Drivers License Number, Last Name, Date of Birth
Active License Terminology: CLEAR
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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UTAH (UT) ****
Format: 4 - 10 Numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number
Active License Terminology: VALID
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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VERMONT (VT)
Format: 8 Numeric; or 7 Numeric, letter "A"
Required Data: Drivers License Number
Active License Terminology: NOT SUSPENDED
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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VIRGINIA (VA) ****
Format: 9 Numeric (SSN); or 1 Alphabetic (R or T), 8 Numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number
Active License Terminology: LICENSED
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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WASHINGTON (WA)
Format: 5 Alphabetic (last name), 1 Alphabetic (first name), 1 Alphabetic (middle name), 3 Numeric, 2 Alphanumeric
If last or middle name field falls short , please fill with *'s
Required Data: Drivers License Number
*Washington Release Form Required
Active License Terminology: CLEAR
Release Form: WA release required
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WEST VIRGINIA (WV)
Format: 1 Alpha must be either zero or A,B,C,D,E,F,S and 6 Numeric; or must be 1X and 5 Numeric; or letters XX and 5 Numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number, Last Name
Active License Terminology: VALID
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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WISCONSIN (WI) ****
Format: 1 Alphabetic, 13 Numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number
Active License Terminology: VAL
Release Form: Standard Release Form
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WYOMING (WY) ****
Format: 9 - 10 Numeric
Required Data: Drivers License Number
*
Active License Terminology: CLEAR
Release Form: Standard Release Form


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