UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:53am
Texas drivers can now order their driving records online and print them out immediately instead of waiting to have the record mailed to them.
“We are pleased to offer this new service, which is available 24/7 to our customers. The convenience of ordering your driver record online and then printing it out yourself will save everyone time and money,” said Rebecca Davio, the DPS Assistant Director for Driver License.
Previously, drivers could order their driver record online but had to wait to receive their record via the U.S. Postal Service.
Now, drivers can place their order using a credit card and their actual driver license, and then print out their record, which is available in a certified version suitable for submitting to a court for permission to take defensive driving. All Texas drivers, including commercial driver license holders, are eligible to use the online Driver Record System. To request a record, drivers must provide authentication information from their Texas driver license or ID and the last four digits of their social security number. Orders also require a credit card and access to a working printer.
In addition to on-demand driver records, Texas.gov and DPS have introduced two other online services in the past six months: Concealed Handgun Licensing and Contractor Driver Record Requests. Texas.gov also offers an easy, convenient way for Texans to access more than 1,000 other online services, including Driver License Renewal, Vehicle Registration Renewal, and Birth Certificate Orders. Users can even access Texas.gov on-the-go through the Texas.gov iPhone application
From Texas Department of Public Safety