Uncertified driver’s record

driver/vehicle abstractHow to order a 3-year uncertified driver’s record containing driver and licence details, and lists conviction information, any applicable demerit points, and suspensions.

Other driver’s records are available to cover longer time periods and contain more information. For example, a driver’s licence history search shows proof of beginner driver education course completion.

Before you order, make sure that a 3-year uncertified record is the document you need for your purpose. Check with the individual requesting the record to confirm which version you need before you order.

To order a 3-year uncertified driver’s record you will need:

  • one of the following
    • your Ontario driver’s licence number
    • registrant identification number
    • your name and address
  • the Ontario driver’s licence number of the person whose record you are requesting.

Make sure you have the following before you order:

  • Adobe Reader to open and read the driver’s record
  • a printer to print your receipt and the driver’s record.

After you complete the order you will receive an online copy of the driver record to print or save. A paper copy will not be mailed to you.

If you order a driver record but it is not on file you will still be charged the search fee.

Order a driver record online

Notice:
If you have tried to access driver and vehicle services online this week and have experienced technical difficulties such as not receiving a confirmation receipt, please call our Driver and Vehicle contact centre at 416.235-2999 or 1-800-387-3445.

Find a ServiceOntario centre

Note

A certified driver record contains the same information as the uncertified record but will also be stamped with the ministry approved embossed seal.

Remember to save or print the PDF of the driver’s record you ordered after your transaction. A paper version will not be mailed to you.

See the list of other driver’s records available.

Cost

$12

Payment

VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Interac® Online

Delivery

Immediately online (a paper version will not be mailed to you)

Online completion time

Average 15 minutes

 

What you need to know

This 3-year uncertified driver’s record is typically used for personal, insurance, and employment purposes and contains the following information:

  • driver identification (i.e., name, driver’s licence number, date of birth, gender, height, class, conditions, but not address)
  • licence status
  • expiry date
  • medical due date (controlled class only)
  • earliest available licence date
  • active Highway Traffic Act and Criminal Code (Canada) convictions, suspensions and reinstatements over the past 3 years, the conviction dates and any demerit points accumulated, and
  • active defaulted fine suspensions

For a more detailed driver’s record, see the list of other driver’s records.

Other driver’s records

A certified driver record contains the same information as the uncertified record but will also be stamped with the ministry approved embossed seal. To order a certified copy of a driver’s record you will need to visit a ServiceOntario centre.

A residential address is not provided in every driver’s record to protect the privacy of the driver. A record with the driver’s current address is only available to the driver named on the record, law enforcement or an authorized individual.

Other driver's records
Product Cost Method of order

Driver’s licence history

(includes proof of beginner driver education course completion)

Certified: $18
Uncertified: $12

3-year extended driver’s record

(includes current address and all suspensions, reinstatements and convictions)

Certified: $18
Uncertified: $12

5-year driver’s record

(with or without address)

Certified: $18
Uncertified: $12
Complete driver’s record Certified: $54
Uncertified: $48
Copy of an accident report

Certified: $18
Uncertified: $12
Driver’s licence checks

 

$2.00 - $2.50

To order by mail, send a signed request to:

Ministry of Transportation
Licensing Administration and Support Office
Data Access Unit
Building A, Room 158D
2680 Keele Street
Downsview, ON M3M 3E6

Driver Confirmation Letter

If specific information in a driving record is required and a driver record search will not provide the required information, a letter confirming the specific information recorded in ministry files may be provided. The signed request must include information about the driver (e.g. driver's licence number or name and date of birth) and the type of information that is required. Confirmation letters cost $6 each, $12 if a certified copy of the letter is required.

The fee in the form of a cheque or money order must be included and made payable to the "Minister of Finance/MTO" and drawn on a Canadian bank account. If you wish to use VISA, MasterCard or American Express, we require a signed and dated letter of authorization that includes the following information:

  • name of card holder
  • card type (VISA, MasterCard or American Express)
  • card number
  • expiry date (month and year)
  • reason for request
  • amount to be charged

Send the letter and payment to:

Ministry of Transportation
Licensing Administration and Support Office
Special Enquiry Unit
Building A, Room 178
2680 Keele Street
Downsview, ON M3M 3E6
Or by fax: 416-235-4414

Or

Submit your request online for a driver confirmation letter

Updated: August 22, 2014