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How to Read Your Ten-Year or School Bus Driver History

DMV driver history records are separate from court and criminal history records. Changes and time limits in your driver history printout do not affect any records kept by courts or law enforcement.

See How to Read Your Three-Year History if you have obtained one of these reports.

Sample Driving Record

Pictured below is a sample 10 year history obtained from the DMV Records Section. Driver histories obtained from the DMV web site are 3-year histories and do not include withdrawal actions. Click on the graphic for information about an item.

Date of Record RequestDrivers License or ID NumberStatePersonal InformationCommercial Driver Physical Exam DateMailing AddressClass and Type of LicenseStatus of LicenseType of Driving PrivilegeDate of Latest License Issuance or ChangeLicense Expiration DateRestrictions and Endorsements Reason for License WithdrawalStop CodeCitation or Court Case NumberWithdrawal Beginning DateWithdrawal End DateType of License WithdrawalCode available to all 50 StatesExt State which initiated withdrawalDate of License ReinstatementConviction Listings Dates of Citation and ConvictionState and Court of JurisdictionCodes for the type of offenseCommercial Vehicle and/or Hazardous Materials Citation or Court Case NumberActive Demerit Points License Withdrawal Actions Sample Driver History

Sample Record Explanation

Here is an explanation of the actions which would have occurred, in chronological order, to generate the listings in the sample record of Sam A. Driver III shown above.

Sam failed to appear at a court hearing in 1999 and the court issued a bench warrant for his arrest. This resulted in Withdrawal Listing 1 (FTA - Failure to Appear). Sam's license would have been suspended on 12-02-1999. However, he cleared the warrant on 10-16-1999 and no action against his license was taken. There was no conviction of any traffic offense in this case.

On 03-15-2001, Sam was cited by law enforcement for Driving with No Insurance. He was convicted of this offense on 04-24-2001. This resulted in Conviction Listing 1 (violation code 019 - Driving with No Insurance).  Nevada law specifies a driver license suspension for this offense. Hence, the conviction resulted in Withdrawal Listing 2 (NIA - Driving with No Insurance). Sam's license was suspended on 06-15-2001.

As required by law, Sam surrendered his driver license and received an Identification Card. There is no indication of this on the printout, however, due to the fact that Sam had subsequent suspensions and was issued an ID card at a later date.

On 7-20-2001, Sam met the reinstatement requirements to regain his driving privilege. He surrendered his ID card and received a driver license. This resulted in the entry under "NCDL Reinst Dt" in Withdrawal Listing 2. Sam's license was suspended from 06-15-2001 to 07-20-2001.

Nevada law requires motorists to file SR-22 Proof of Financial Responsibility insurance coverage as part of the reinstatement requirements for a no insurance offense. In early 2002, Sam's insurance company notified DMV that he had failed to maintain this coverage. This resulted in Withdrawal Listing 3 (FMC - Failure to maintain Coverage). Sam's license was suspended on 03-18-2002. Sam surrendered his driver license to the DMV and received an Identification Card on 03-19-2002.

Sam failed to appear for another court hearing in 2002. The court issued an arrest warrant and the DMV issued another license suspension on 06-11-2002 (Withdrawal Listing 4 - FTA). Motorists can have any number of license withdrawals in effect at the same time. They must meet the reinstatement requirements for all of them to regain driving privileges.

On 09-01-2002, Sam met the reinstatement requirements for both the Failure to Maintain Coverage and the Failure to Appear suspensions. He surrendered his ID card and received a driver license. This resulted in the Reinstatement Date entries in Withdrawal Listings 3 and 4. Sam's license was suspended from 03-18-2002 to 09-01-2002.

On 09-15-2002, Sam was cited by law enforcement for speeding. He was convicted of this offense on 10-15-2002, resulting in Conviction Listing 2 (Violation Code 431 - Speeding 21 MPH or More Over the Posted Limit). This conviction resulted in 4 demerit points. Nevada law does not require a license suspension for his offense and no withdrawal action was taken.

On 09-30-2002, Sam met the requirements for a Class M Motorcycle license and received a new license with both Class C and Class M listed.

In late 2002, Sam's insurance company again notified the DMV that he failed to maintain his SR-22 insurance coverage. His license will be suspended on 01-20-2003 as shown in Withdrawal Listing 5. The date of this sample record is  01-02-2003. Sam's license remains valid on this date. 

Item Detail

Record Request Date - The date the printout was produced by DMV.
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DLN/ID - Nevada driver license or identification card number.
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State of Record - NV for drivers who are licensed in Nevada.
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Personal Information - Name, date of birth and physical description.
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Physical Exp Date - Physical Expiration Date. Commercial drivers are required to pass a physical examination every two years. The driver must obtain a new exam by the date listed. This will show all zeros if the driver has never filed a Commercial Driver License physical.
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Mailing Address - The driver's address of record with DMV. This is not present on history records obtained from the DMV website.
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Class - Individuals may possess an identification card, a Non-Commercial Driver License or Commercial Driver License. Here are the various classes:

Type of Card/
License Class
Description
ID Card Nevada Identification Card
NCDL Non-Commercial Driver License
CDL Commercial Driver License
Class A Vehicles 26.001 pounds or more; trailers 10,001 pounds or more
Class B Vehicles 26,001 pounds or more; trailers 10,000 pounds or less
Class C Vehicles 26,000 pounds or less; trailers 10,000 pounds or less
Class M Motorcycle

Status - Indicates whether the license or ID is valid, expired, suspended, revoked, or canceled.
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Permit - Indicates whether the license is a normal driver license, an instruction permit or an ID card.
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Issue Date - The latest date a valid license or card was issued. May be the date of original issue, a renewal, a duplicate, an address change or another action such as adding an endorsement. 
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Expiration Date - The date the license will expire. Licenses expire on your birthday four years after issuance or, if applicable, on the date of immigration expiration/departure. See Driver License Renewal Options.
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Restrictions and Endorsements - Restrictions placed upon driving privileges or endorsements granting the driver extra privileges. Restriction A requires the driver to wear glasses or contact lenses. Endorsement F is a limited commercial licensing exemption which allows firefighters, farm employees or active duty military members to drive large vehicles related to their duties. See Nevada Administrative Code Chapter 483 for a complete list of restrictions.
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Withdrawal Listings - Please note that withdrawal listings appear only on your 10-year driver history. They do not appear on 3-year histories.

Wdrl Type - Withdrawal Type. The reason for a driver license suspension, revocation, cancellation or denial. Potential withdrawals which were cleared before they took effect are listed here as well. See Code Search.
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Stop Code - Indicates the withdrawal action was stopped before the license was actually suspended, revoked or cancelled.
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Court Code and Case/Citation Number - The court which has jurisdiction over the traffic citation or criminal conviction and the case number on file with that court. Only convictions are reported to DMV. Cases which are dismissed or reduced to non-moving violations are not reported. Out-of-state courts are listed as 999. See Code Search.
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Begin Date - The date a license withdrawal began or was scheduled to begin.
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End Date - The date that a license withdrawal was cleared or the date that a withdrawal was scheduled to end if the offense has a specific period outlined in Nevada law. For example, a first DUI conviction carries a specific suspension period of 90 days. Other offenses, such as Failure to Appear, have no set periods. Note: The End Date is not an indication that a motorist's driving privileges have been restored. The driver must follow all reinstatement requirements and physically receive a license. The reinstatement will then be listed under "Reinst Dt".

If the end date listed is prior to the begin date, the motorist cleared the withdrawal action before the license was actually suspended or revoked. No license withdrawal occurred.
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Status - Indicates the type of license withdrawal, i.e. Suspended, Revoked or Cancelled. "Cleared" indicates that a potential withdrawal was cleared before any action was taken.
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Reason Code - These are the codes reported to the national Problem Driver Pointer System and available to all 50 states. They are essentially the same as the Nevada Withdrawal Codes. BLK stands for blocked, meaning no withdrawal action was taken.
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Ext - Extent - Whether the withdrawal affects both Non-Commercial and Commercial licenses. Some violations which cause a withdrawal on a commercial license do not affect the motorist's privilege to drive non-commercial vehicles.
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State - Shows the state which initiated the withdrawal.
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Reinst Dt - The date the motorist reinstated his Nevada driving privileges and physically received a driver license. NCDL = Non-Commercial License. CDL = Commercial License.
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Conviction Listings - These are listings of moving violations in which the motorist was convicted of the offense by a court of law. DMV is not notified of offenses which are dismissed or reduced to non-moving violations.
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Demerit Points - The number of active demerit points. Points are assigned upon conviction of an offense and expire 12 months after the conviction date. An accumulation of 12 or more points within 12 months results in a license suspension. The first number in the violation code (Viol Code) indicates the number of points for that offense. See Demerit Points for more information and Code Search for listings of offenses and points assigned.
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Cite Date and Conv Date - The dates the citation (Cite) was issued by law enforcement and the date the motorist was convicted (Conv) by the court of jurisdiction.
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State and Court - The state where the court of jurisdiction in the case is located and the DMV code for Nevada courts. Out-of-state courts are listed as 999. See Code Search.
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Viol Code and Off Ty - Violation code and offense type. See Code Search for a list of codes and offenses. Offense Type is the code reported to the national Problem Driver Pointer System and available to all 50 states.
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CMV Off and Haz Mat - Indicates whether the offense was committed in a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) and whether the vehicle was carrying hazardous materials (Haz Mat).
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Citation Number - The case number on file with law enforcement and the court. If the offense resulted in a license withdrawal, the case number here should match the number in the Withdrawal Listings.
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