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Overview

You may need to order a 5-year, extended or complete driving record, letter or document if you have been asked for:

  • more detailed information
  • information that covers a longer time period
  • legal reasons

Most of the time you will need one of the common driving records and not longer-term records or driver letters or documents.

Before you order

Choose the appropriate product before you order.

Records, letters and documents may be uncertified or certified. Uncertified meets most people’s needs. Certified has an embossed seal from the Ministry of Transportation and is typically required for legal reasons only.

You can choose to order:

  • online (for the 5-year driver record and driver documents only)
  • in person
  • by fax
  • by mail

Payment and delivery times vary and depend on how you choose to order.

Driver identification details

The 5-year, extended and complete driver records include:

  • name (as it appears on the driver’s licence)
  • driver’s licence number
  • date of birth
  • sex
  • height
  • class, for example G or M
  • expiry date
  • status, for example, licensed, unlicensed, suspended
  • earliest licence date available
  • conditions and endorsements, for example, requirement to wear glasses or contact lenses to drive, ability to drive a vehicle with air-breaks

Some driver confirmation letters may also include certain driver identification details.

Order a 5-year driver record

Includes:

  • driver identification details
  • demerit point total
  • convictions, suspensions and reinstatements under the Highway Traffic Act for the past 3 years and under the Criminal Code of Canada for the past 5 years

Does not include:

  • driver’s address
  • driver’s education courses

Cost

  • an uncertified record for $12 (most common)
  • a certified record for $18

Online

Order:

Be ready to:

  • enter your driver’s licence number
  • enter the reason for your request
  • pay with a valid Visa or Mastercard credit cards

Update your address before you order. If you enter an address that does not match our files, your order will be cancelled.

To send an uncertified or certified record by mail to an out-of-province address, you must order by mail or fax. 

Delivery

  • Your order for an uncertified or certified record (with an embossed seal) will be processed within 15 business days and then sent by regular mail via Canada Post. Records will be sent to the Ontario residential address we have on file.
  • No digital versions will be provided.

In person

  • Go to a ServiceOntario location near you
  • Be ready to pay with:
    • cash
    • debit
    • Visa or Mastercard credit cards
    • certified cheque or money order in CAD funds payable to the Minister of Finance

Delivery

  • Your order for an uncertified or certified record (with an embossed seal) will be processed within 15 business days and then sent by regular mail via Canada Post.

By mail or fax

  • Download the Record search application form
  • Complete and print the fillable form
  • Send the form by fax to 416-235-4009 or by mail to:


    Ministry of Transportation
    Information Services Office
    Information and Data Retrieval Unit
    87 Sir William Hearst Avenue
    Room 158-D
    Toronto Ontario
    M3M 0B4

When you order by fax or mail, you can pay with:

  • Visa or Mastercard credit cards
  • personal cheque or money order in CAD funds payable to the Minister of Finance (by mail only)

Delivery

  • Your order for an uncertified or certified record (with an embossed seal) will be processed within 15 business days and then sent by regular mail via Canada Post.

Order an extended driver record

Includes:

  • driver identification details
  • demerit point total
  • convictions, suspensions and reinstatements under the Highway Traffic Act for the past 3 years and under the Criminal Code of Canada for as far back as available

Does not include:

  • driver’s education courses

Cost

  • an uncertified record for $12 (most common)
  • a certified record for $18

In person

  • Go to a ServiceOntario location near you
  • Be ready to pay with:
    • cash
    • debit
    • Visa or Mastercard credit cards
    • certified cheque or money order in CAD funds payable to the Minister of Finance

Delivery

  • Your order for an uncertified or certified record (with an embossed seal) will be processed within 15 business days and then sent by regular mail via Canada Post.

By mail or fax

  • Download the Record search application form
  • Complete and print the fillable form
  • Send the form by fax to 416-235-4009 or by mail to:


    Ministry of Transportation
    Information Services Office
    Information and Data Retrieval Unit
    87 Sir William Hearst Avenue
    Room 158-D
    Toronto Ontario
    M3M 0B4

Be ready to pay with:

  • Visa or Mastercard credit cards
  • personal cheque or money order in CAD funds payable to the Minister of Finance (by mail only)

Delivery

  • Your order for an uncertified or certified record (with an embossed seal) will be processed within 15 business days and then sent by regular mail via Canada Post.

Order a complete driver record

Includes:

  • driver identification details
  • demerit point total
  • all convictions, suspensions and reinstatements under the Highway Traffic Act and Criminal Code of Canada for as far back as available
  • all collisions
  • all residential addresses recorded on the record
  • driver’s licence replacements, renewals, class changes and any other changes

Cost

  • an uncertified record for $48 (most common)
  • a certified record for $54

In person

  • Go to a ServiceOntario location near you
  • Be ready to pay with:
    • cash
    • debit
    • Visa or Mastercard credit cards
    • certified cheque or money order in CAD funds payable to the Minister of Finance

Delivery

  • Your order for an uncertified or certified record (with an embossed seal) will be processed within 15 business days and then sent by regular mail via Canada Post.

By mail or fax

  • Download the Record search application form
  • Choose the Freedom of Information Driver Record Search
  • Complete and print the fillable form
  • Send the form by fax to 416-235-4009 or by mail to:


    Ministry of Transportation
    Information Services Office
    Information and Data Retrieval Unit
    87 Sir William Hearst Avenue
    Room 158-D
    Toronto Ontario
    M3M 0B4

Be ready to pay with:

  • Visa or Mastercard credit cards
  • personal cheque or money order in CAD funds payable to the Minister of Finance (by mail only)

Delivery

  • Your order for an uncertified or certified record (with an embossed seal) will be processed within 15 business days and then sent by regular mail via Canada Post.

Order a driver confirmation letter

If you need specific information that is not available in a driver record, you may choose to order a driver confirmation letter. This is not a driver record.

For example, a driver confirmation letter may be needed if you are applying to drive in another province, territory or country.

Cost

  • an uncertified letter for $6 (most common)
  • a certified letter for $12

In person

  • Go to a ServiceOntario location near you
  • Be ready to pay with:
    • cash
    • debit
    • Visa or Mastercard credit cards
    • certified cheque or money order in CAD funds payable to the Minister of Finance

Delivery

  • Your order for an uncertified or certified letter (with an embossed seal) will be processed within 15 business days and then sent by regular mail via Canada Post.

By mail or fax

To order by fax or mail, prepare a signed letter with:

  • your name
  • driver’s licence number or date of birth if number is not available
  • an explanation of the type of information required
  • your email and phone number

Send the letter by fax to 416-235-4414 or by mail to:

Ministry of Transportation
Information Services Office
Special Enquiry Unit
87 Sir William Hearst Avenue
Room 178
Toronto Ontario
M3M 0B4

Be ready to pay with:

  • Visa or Mastercard credit cards
  • personal cheque or money order in CAD funds payable to the Minister of Finance (by mail only)

To pay by Visa or Mastercard:

Or

  • prepare a letter of authorization with the:
    • name and signature of the card holder
    • card type (Visa or Mastercard)
    • card number
    • expiry date (month and year)
    • reason (driver confirmation letter)
    • amount to be charged

Delivery

  • Your order for an uncertified or certified letter (with an embossed seal) will be processed within 15 business days and then sent by regular mail via Canada Post.

Order copies of driver documents

If you need scanned copies of your original driver documents, you can order these through the Ministry of Transportation. These are not driver records.

These may include copies of your original:

  • driver’s licence application
  • driver’s licence replacement application
  • driver’s licence renewal applications (prior to April 2005)
  • conviction reports, suspension notices, etc.

Cost

  • an uncertified document for $6 (most common)
  • a certified document for $12

Online

Order:

Be ready to:

  • enter your driver’s licence number
  • enter the type of document being requested and the approximate search date
  • enter the reason for your request
  • pay with a valid Visa or Mastercard credit cards

Delivery

  • You will get the uncertified or certified document with an embossed seal by mail in approximately 6 to 8 weeks. No digital versions will be provided.

In person

  • Go to a ServiceOntario location near you
  • Be ready to pay with:
    • cash
    • debit
    • Visa or Mastercard credit cards
    • certified cheque or money order in CAD funds payable to the Minister of Finance

Delivery

  • You will get the uncertified or certified document with an embossed seal by mail in approximately 6 to 8 weeks.

By mail or fax

  • Download the Record search application form
  • Complete and print the fillable form
  • Send the form by fax to 416-235-4009 or by mail to:


    Ministry of Transportation
    Information Services Office
    Information and Data Retrieval Unit
    87 Sir William Hearst Avenue
    Room 158-D
    Toronto Ontario
    M3M 0B4

Be ready to pay with:

  • Visa or Mastercard credit cards
  • personal cheque or money order in CAD funds payable to the Minister of Finance (by mail only)

Delivery

  • You will get the uncertified or certified document with an embossed seal by mail in approximately 6 to 8 weeks.

Your privacy

To protect a driver’s privacy, most products do not include a driver’s residential address.

A driver can order any longer-term record, letter or document for themselves. Review the information that is or is not included in the product and choose one that meets your needs.

Other requesters such as lawyers or law enforcement representatives can also order driver products, for example:

  • 5-year driver record (lawyers or a Canadian law enforcement agency)
  • extended driver record (Canadian law enforcement agency or the Crown Attorney’s office)
  • complete driver record (Crown Attorney’s office)