How to find out if my driver license is suspended

Updated February 21, 2017

There are many different ways to get your driver's license suspended. Getting a ticket for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, having too many points on your license, not paying child support, leaving the scene of an accident are all situations in which your license could be suspended. If you're looking to find out if your license has been suspended, there is a quick and easy way to do just that.

Go to your local Secretary of State or Department of Motor Vehicles. In most places, you'll have to take a number and wait in line until your number is called.

Show the Secretary of State personnel or the DMV agent your driver's license and ask for your driving record or driving abstract. The agent will give you a form to fill out.

Complete the form and give it back to the agent. There will also a be a small fee to view your record. The agent will then be able to print a copy of your driving history report for you to keep. Your history and record will specify whether your license has been suspended.

Request your driving record online. Go to your state's Secretary of State or DMV website.

Select "Request Driving Record" from the menu or type it in the search box.

Open the request form and fill it out. Click "OK" when finished.

Fill out your credit card information. (You'll have to pay a small fee to view your record.) You'll be able to view your record within a few days. An e-mail will alert you when your record can be viewed and printed out.

Go to your Secretary of State or DMV website and click on "Request Driving Record" from the menu or type it in the search box.

Download and print out the request form.

Fill the request form out and mail it to the appropriate address, along with a check for the amount specified on the website.

View your driving record in a few weeks when it's mailed to you.

Things You'll Need

  • Driver's license
  • Driving history request form
  • Money
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Andrea Griffith has been writing professionally since 2005. Her work has been published by the "Western Herald," Detroit WDIV, USAToday and other print, broadcast and online publications. Although she writes about a wide range of topics, her areas of expertise include fashion, beauty, technology and education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and English from Western Michigan University.