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Illinois Driving Records

What is a driving record?  Simply put, it is a past history of all your driving errors.  Illinois driving records are also called MVR - Motor Vehicle Report and record details of each violation that is recorded against your driver’s license.  If you are in the unfortunate situation where your license has been revoked or suspended, your driving record will detail this as well.  A driver’s record is an important document that spells out exactly where you have been negligent as a driver and will alert you to the points that are stacked against you due to your driving errors.  It will also detail auto accidents as well.

Driving records are not only open to the driver; they are also available to potential employees and current employers.  Many employers require a copy of potential employees driving records as well as those currently working for them.  Therefore, having a physical copy of your driving record is crucial to ensure that everything recorded is accurate and to help you determine how best to begin to eliminate the marks against your driving record.

How To Order Your Illinois Driving Record

There are various ways in which you can obtain your Illinois driving record.  You can obtain your MVR in person at the Secretary of State’s office or you can request a certified abstract copy of your driving record by mail.  You can also obtain a copy of your driving record instantly online through companies such as 4SafeDriver.com which is one of 4DMV.com’s sponsors.

To request a copy of your MVR in person you must:

Visit your loco SOS office where you will complete a request form to submit.  You will need to pay the processing fee of $12 which will be payable in cash or check.  Once you have completed the process, you will receive your print out on the spot.

You can also request a copy of your MVR through the mail, but the process will take a bit longer.  You can expect to wait for up to 10 days before receiving your Illinois driving record.  To request a copy by mail you must send a written request and the $12 processing fee to:

Driver Analysis Section

Secretary of State

2701 S. Dirksen Parkway

Springfield, IL  62723

In your written request, include your full name, your date of birth and your Illinois driver’s license number

Expedited Processing

There are times that we need our driving records immediately.  If you happen to need your MVR quickly then you can apply for expedited processing.  To avoid lengthy lines or the delay of the mail, simply visit www.4SafeDriver.com or one of the many other online companies that will provide instant results.


If you are an employer  that is request someone’s MVR you will need to allow an extra 10 days processing time above the normal wait period.  The report will not provide personal information such as the person’s address but it will detail all convictions, accidents,  suspensions or revocations.  If the driver has cases that are pending or tickets that did not result in a conviction the report may not show these.

To obtain another person’s MVR, simply follow the steps above and include the details of the driver you are inquiring about.  The person that you are inquiring about will receive notification that you are requesting their driving report.

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