REQUEST FOR DMV RECORDS
PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW FIRST
Read and complete steps 1 - 4. We cannot process incomplete forms (forms that do not have enough information to conduct a
diligent search, that have insufficient fees, or that have no identification). Incomplete forms will be returned.
Remember to attach a photocopy of your driver license or government-issued photo ID card (you may black out the picture), or have
your signature in STEP 4 notarized.
Provide the name and the address where the records are to be mailed.
We need to identify you, the requester. Provide your name and address in STEP 2 for future reference.
Check the box next to each item you are requesting. You may request more than one.
Provide as much information as possible about the motorist or vehicle record(s) that you are requesting.
You must tell us why you want the record(s) that you are requesting. Place a check mark next to each
permissible use that applies for the record(s) that you are requesting. Personal information on certain DMV records
is protected by the Federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (18 U.S.C. 2721 er seq) and also by sections 87 and 89 of the NYS
Public Officer’s Law. Records that pertain to a motor vehicle operator’s license, permit, motor vehicle title, motor vehicle
registration, or identification card issued by DMV are protected by the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act. If you are requesting
only your own record(s), you may skip to STEP 4.
Title abstracts or title application photocopies may contain the names of other individuals. If you are
requesting these documents, you must complete STEP 3.
Sign and print your name. Remember to attach a photocopy of your driver license, government-issued
identification card, or have your signature in STEP 4 notarized.
Mail your completed MV-15 form, identification, and payment to:
NYS Department of Motor Vehicles
6 Empire State Plaza
Albany NY 12228
ACCEPTABLE METHOD OF PAYMENT: Check or money order payable to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles (no starter
checks accepted - must have name pre-printed), a DMV search account with information filled in or exempt.
Exempt From Fees: Government agencies; public officers, boards or bodies; volunteer fire companies; volunteer ambulance
services; legal aid bureaus or societies; or any private entity acting pursuant to NY County Law section 722 are exempt.
NOTE: The search fee must be charged for every search even if no records are found.
Your return receipt
DMV OFFICE USE ONLY
Your File Name or Number:
__________ No record(s)
__________ Ticket Disposition(s)
__________ Suspension/Revocation Order (LIC)
__________ Suspension/Revocation Order (REG) $ ____________
Print/Type name and mailing address.
__________ Vehicle & Traffic Law Book(s)
__________ Insurance Activity Expansion report
__________ FS Insurance card or FH Certificate
Operator Initials ____________
Date Processed ____________
REFUND (IF ANY)
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