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Non-Governmental Access to DMV Records

Access Restrictions

The release of information from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is governed by Va. Code §§46.2-208 through 214. This statute stipulates that all DMV records are privileged and are not available to the general public. DMV may only release driver, vehicle and personal information from our records under the conditions specified in the statutes mentioned above.

The information obtained can be used only for the purpose for which it was originally released. Companies cannot share DMV records or the information contained in DMV records.

If you are not sure if you are eligible to gain access to DMV records, please e-mail us. Describe the kind of access that you are interested in and we can let you know if you are eligible before you go any further.

Applying for Access

Non-governmental entities may apply for electronic access to DMV records by downloading an Information Use Agreement Application (US-531A) and an Application for Extranet Transaction Access (US-531E). The Information Use Application (US-531A) requests specific information about your DMV records access, including the purpose(s) of your access, the security measures you have in place to ensure protection of DMV records, and the names of authorized users.

DMV must approve your application before you can gain access to DMV records. The Application for Extranet Transaction Access (US-531E) requires that each user listed in Part 4 be issued an RSA SecurID token at a cost of $65 each.

Mail your completed Information Use Agreement Application (US-531A) and Application for Extranet Transaction Access (US-531E) with the $25 application fee and $65 for each RSA SecureID token fee(s) to the following address:

  • Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Use Agreement Services
  • P. O. Box 27412
  • Richmond, VA 23269-001.

Please contact us at (804) 497-7155 if you have questions or need assistance completing an application.

Cost and Type of Access

Access is available electronically, by mail, or walk-in. Walk-in and mail-in requests are charged $8.00 per record.

Electronic access provides the ability to request and obtain DMV records directly at your place of business. DMV will bill you monthly for the records requested at $7.00 per record.

Records are provided free of charge to volunteer fire company, volunteer rescue squad, and court-appointed special advocate programs. Records are provided for one-half of the normal fee for volunteer organizations such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America, Virginia Affiliate of Compeer, Virginia Chapter of the American Red Cross, Virginia Chapter of the Civil Air Patrol, or Faith in Action. Written evidence that the record is requested for a person that is an applicant or member of the organization is required.