Public Records Access

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Nevada has very restrictive privacy laws relating to the release of DMV records to third parties.  Generally, a third party cannot get any information on a specific driver license or registration without a notarized release from the person about whom the information is requested.

There are exceptions for law enforcement, of course, and other parties such as insurance companies, towing services and government agencies.

The release of DMV records is governed by these laws:

Internet and kiosk driver histories contain only current information. If you need your original issue date or any other historical information, you must complete and submit an IR-002 application below. We do not release licensing information by telephone or email.

Original Issue Date - Uber/Lyft drivers and former residents who need their original driver's license issue date must complete and mail an IR-002 application. This date is not listed on an internet or kiosk driver history.

You must complete and mail an Application for Individual Record Information (IR 002) if:

  • You need your Original Issue Date or other historical data. The issue date listed on internet or kiosk printouts reflects the date of the last change in your license, not when it was first issued.
  • You are a former Nevada resident and need your Nevada driver license number or other information


All parties must complete one of the application packets below and submit the request to the DMV Records Section in Carson City.

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Please contact the Records Section for fee quotes and other details if you desire a custom query or statistical reports.

Vehicle History Checks

Use the Vehicle Identification Number to query the following services. There are also any number of commercial services available.

See License Plate Surrender/Vehicle Sale for information if you have just sold a vehicle.

Opt-In/Opt-Out Top ↑

Nevada law prohibits the DMV from releasing personal records for use in the bulk distribution of surveys, marketing materials or solicitation. The department does not track whether motorists have opted in or out of commercial solicitation. Records releases are governed by the laws listed above.

Contacts Top ↑

Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles
Records Section
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711-0250

(702) 486-4368 - Las Vegas Area
(775) 684-4590 - Reno/Sparks/Carson City
(877) 368-7828 - Rural Nevada/Out of State
(775) 684-4899 - fax