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How to Read Your Three-Year 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 Ten-Year or School Bus History if you have obtained one of these reports.

Sample Driving Record

AddressDrivers License or ID NumberState of RecordCommercial License InformationPersonal InformationLicense Expiration DateDate of Latest License Issuance or ChangeClass and Type of LicenseActive Demerit PointsStatus of LicenseType of Driving PrivilegeEndorsementsCitation or Court Case NumberCommercial Vehicles and/or Hazardous MaterialsCodes for the Type of OffenseDates of Citation and ConvictionState and Court of Jurisdiction Sample Driver History

Item Detail

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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Medical Certificate Expiry, Status and Self Certification - Most commercial drivers are required to pass a physical examination every two years and keep a current medical certificate on file. Commercial drivers are also required to certify the type of driving they do. See CDL Self Certification.
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Mailing and Physical Address - The address information on file with the department. The physical address appears on the license.
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Licn Type, Class and Restrictions - Individuals may possess an identification card, a Non-Commercial Driver License or Commercial Driver License. Types and classes are listed below.

See the Restriction Code Matrix or NAC Chapter 483 for complete lists of restrictions.

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
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Status - Indicates whether the license or ID is valid, expired, suspended, revoked or cancelled.
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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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Endorsements - 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. Endorsement J enables a Class C license holder to tow a vehicle over 10,000 pounds GVWR. Commercial drivers may hold many different endorsements including P for passengers.
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Conviction Listing - 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.
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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 the Online Code Search to find a specific court.
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Viol Code and Off Ty - Violation code and offense type. These DMV codes are not the same as the codes listed on Nevada traffic citations. See the Online Code Search. Offense Type is the code reported to the national Problem Driver Pointer System and available to all 50 states.

In the example above, the driver was convicted of Driving Under the Influence (Viol Code 081) in the Las Vegas Justice Court (128). Three-year driver histories do not contain a record of license withdrawals. Hence, there is no indication of whether the license was revoked in this example.
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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.
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