DOJ: News Release

Online Access to Driving Records Convenient and Secure

HELENA – Businesses and agencies that routinely check driving records can now access that information online, Attorney General Mike McGrath announced Tuesday. The Driving Record Search service is available to businesses, insurance companies and government agencies authorized to use the information.

“We are always working to provide more convenient, efficient services to Montana’s business community,” McGrath said. “This is one more step in that ongoing effort.”

“This online service will be a real boon for businesses that supply drivers to school districts, and for bus and trucking companies that need to know if drivers have any violations on their records,” Motor Vehicle Division administrator Dean Roberts said.

Roberts noted that personal driving record information won’t be available to just anyone who is curious. The Driving Record Search at mt.gov is accessible only to registered users who have signed a restricted use agreement and paid the $50 annual registration fee. Registered users are charged $6 for each driving record requested online.

According to Roberts, beginning June 1, driving records will no longer be available at local driver license stations. However, he said that individuals who need one or two driving histories can still request them through the mail or in person at the Motor Vehicle Division office in Helena, at a cost of $4 for each record.

Roberts also noted that the form needed to request a driving record in person or by mail is now available on the Division’s downloadable forms web page.

The Driving Record Search service resulted from a cooperative undertaking between state government and the private sector. The system was cooperatively developed and is supported by the Montana Department of Justice, the Montana Department of Administration’s Information Technology Services Division, and Montana Interactive, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment provider NIC (Nasdaq:EGOV).

For more information, visit the Driving Record Search [changed to Driver History Records Service on 1/30/06] at www.DiscoveringMontana.com [changed to mt.gov on 1/30/06].

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