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The Wyoming Department of Transportation (DOT) is the government agency responsible for driving records. They act like a state DMV (Wyoming DMV). The state makes it easy for individuals to obtain copies of their own history or employers, insurance companies, or other government entities to obtain copies for someone else. Insurance providers, often use these reports before insuring motorists or setting car insurance rates.

The state complies with strict Driver Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) laws, and therefore, when purchasing a copy for someone other than themselves, requestors must have signed permission from the subject. The Wyoming DOT allows users to get copies in person or through the mail using their downloadable form.

These records contain personal information like the driver's name, social security number, driver's license number, date of birth, and a physical description. They also contain accident history, driving offenses (both criminal and civil), traffic violations, license status, license suspensions, cancellations, and revocations. They may also contain any restrictions, endorsements, and DOT correspondence.

How to Request a Copy of Your Wyoming Driver Record

The state offers two ways for requestors to get copies. First, they can visit any Wyoming driver examination station and purchase copies as long as they have a valid driver's license with them.

The second way to get copies is through a written request by downloading the application form and mailing it in with the fee to:

Wyoming Department of Transportation
Driver Services, Driving Records
5300 Bishop Blvd.
Cheyenne, WY 82009-3340

When ordering by mail, it can take up to 7-10 business days to process.

Anyone requesting a record for someone other than themselves must have a signed release form from the subject.

Motor Vehicle Records Cost

The cost for a motor vehicle record is $5. This fee is waived for all government agency and law enforcement requests.

Driving Laws in the State

Residents must be 16 years old or older to begin driving in the state. Anyone under the age of 18 must-have parental or guardian consent. The state uses a graduated licensing program to ease young drivers into driving.

The Intermediate License comes with some restrictions:

  • may not transport more than one passenger under the age of 18 who is not an immediate family member unless also accompanied by a licensed driver 18 years of age or older (Intermediate motorcycle permit holders may not carry any passengers while driving their motorcycles)
  • must ensure that all occupants of the vehicle are wearing seat belts
  • may not drive between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. unless the holder meets an exception criteria and presents a completed exception form

The following list are people who do not need to get a Wyoming driver's license:

  • employees of the United States government operating vehicles owned or leased by the U.S. government; members of the Armed Forces stationed in Wyoming, and their dependents, who have a valid license issued by their state of residence
  • full-time students attending the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming community college who have a valid license from another state
  • any person licensed by another state which is a Driver License Compact member (see page 32), unless the person chooses to have a Wyoming driver license; however, their out-of-state license must be surrendered within one year of residency in Wyoming

Below is a list of people who are ineligible to get a WY driver's license:

  • persons under 16 years of age
  • persons whose driving privileges are suspended, canceled, denied, or revoked in this or any other state (All applicants are checked through The Problem Driver Pointer System and other electronic systems to make sure there are no adverse actions against them)
  • persons who fail any portion of a required driver license examination
  • persons who have been judged legally incompetent
  • Persons who are habitual users of alcohol or any controlled substance
  • Persons who are in violation of the immigration laws of the United States

According to the DOT, some other driving laws include:

To drive legally in Wyoming, you must have a valid driver license, instruction permit, intermediate license, or restricted license. Wyoming licenses are issued by the Driver Services Program of the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT).

A revocation cancels your driver license, and you must go through a driver investigation to be re-licensed once the revocation is over. You cannot have limited driving privileges during a revocation. Offenses that will cause a revocation are:

  • Third or subsequent Driving While Under the Influence (DWUI)
  • Third or subsequent Reckless Driving
  • Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident
  • Homicide by Vehicle
  • A felony which is a direct result of the manner of driving

If you are placed under arrest for driving under the influence, a chemical test or tests to determine your BAC may result. Under the Implied Consent law, drivers are deemed to have given their consent to such tests whenever driving on a public street or highway.

  • If you REFUSE to take the required test or tests, your driver license and driving privileges will be suspended for six to 18 months, and you may be
  • subject to criminal penalties
  • If you submit to the required test or tests and your BAC is 0.08 percent or more, your driver license and driving privileges will be suspended for 90 days and
  • you may be subject to criminal penalties
  • And while a BAC of 0.08 percent or more may result in a conviction, you may also be convicted of DWUI with a BAC of 0.05 percent and other supporting evidence

The legal speed limits of the state are as follows:

  • Interstate Highways - 80 mph, 75 mph
  • Secondary Highways - 70 mph
  • Residential Areas - 30 mph
  • Business Areas - 30 mph
  • School Zones - 20 mph

Roundabouts are a safer, more cost-effective way to build some intersections. By keeping traffic moving and requiring fewer stops and starts than conventional intersections, roundabouts reduce crashes, delays, and congestion, resulting in drops in fuel consumption and emissions.

Traffic moves at slow speeds in a counterclockwise direction, and is constantly moving except when yielding to traffic in the roundabout and pedestrians in the crosswalks.

To navigate a roundabout:

  • Slow down as you approach the roundabout and yield to pedestrians and traffic already in the roundabout;
  • Look to the left, wait for a gap in traffic and merge into the roundabout;
  • Once in the roundabout, keep moving, don't stop;
  • Proceed to your exit, use your turn signal to indicate you are leaving the roundabout, and yield to pedestrians as you leave the roundabout;
  • Pedestrians should cross only in crosswalks.

Never try to pass on the right unless you are sure you can do it safely.

You may pass on the right:

  • when the vehicle you are overtaking is making a left turn (It is not legal to leave the pavement to pass on the right.); or
  • when two or more lanes of heavy traffic are moving in the same direction. However, this can be very dangerous if the other driver does not see you and decides to change lanes.

Emergency vehicles may be parked in the roadway or alongside another vehicle. When driving on an interstate highway or other highway with two or more lanes, upon approaching a parked emergency vehicle whose audible or visual signals are in use, you must merge into the lane farthest from the emergency vehicle, except when otherwise directed by a police officer.

Different Types of Driving Reports in the State

The state offers a 3-year record, 5-year record, or a 10-year record to choose from. Each is explained below:

3-Year Record

According to the Wyoming DOT, the 3-year driving history report includes moving violations, uninsured accidents, compulsory insurance violations, administrative per se and refusals, nonresident violator compact violations, and proof of financial responsibility withdrawals.

5-Year Record

According to the Wyoming DOT, the 5-year history includes violations for driving under the influence, reckless driving, accident judgments, vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an injury accident, a felony which is a result of manner of driving and transporting liquor to a minor convictions and withdrawals.

10-Year Record (CDL Recommended)

The 10-year record is used mostly for CDL purposes, but employers may also request a 10-year report, and it will include all of the items in the three and five-year reports along with CDL medical information.

Criminal Driving Offenses

Criminal driving offenses in Wyoming are serious crimes that usually include losing a driver's license, payment of a large fine, and jail or prison time. Some examples of criminal driving offenses in the state include:

  • Reckless driving - 6 months in jail and a $750 fine
  • Careless driving - the first offense will net someone 20 days in jail and a $200 fine. A second offense will result in 30 days in jail and a fine of $300. Any additional offenses will result in six months in jail and a $500 fine
  • DUI/DWI
  • Driving without a valid license
  • Not obeying an officer
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Passing a school bus

Civil Driving Offenses

Civil driving offenses in the state are far less serious and usually only result in a small fine or a warning. Some examples of these types of infractions include:

  • Illegal parking
  • Going the wrong way down a one-way street
  • Expired plates
  • Running a red light
  • Failure to yield
  • Not stopping at a stop sign
  • Illegal vehicle modification

State Department of Motor Vehicles Driving Records Statistics

The state keeps data on all driving incidents to improve roadway safety and create programs to serve residents. Some interesting statistics about driving and crashes within the state are as follows:

For 2020, some quick status include:

  • Total crashes - 13,161
  • Fatal crashes - 112
  • Injury crashes - 2,256
  • PDO crashes - 10,793
  • Number of vehicles involved - 19,920
  • Number of drivers - 18,542
  • Number of persons - 25,806
  • Number of pedestrians - 86
  • Number of playlists - 37
  • Alcohol-involved crashes - 772
  • Alcohol fatal crashes - 33
  • Alcohol fatalities - 38
  • Alcohol injury crashes - 272
  • Alcohol injuries - 359
  • Alcohol PDO crashes - 467
  • Fremont County has the highest number of accidents
  • December is the month with the highest number of crashes, followed by October and February
  • The age group with the most crashes is 26-34
  • Males have almost twice as many crashes as females

Driver License Record Search Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions about state driving records.

Who Can Get a Copy of Your Wyoming Driving Record?

Anyone with a valid, legal reason can get a copy of your driving record. They must have a signed consent form from you in many cases.

Can I Use the Online System to Get Driving Records?

No. Wyoming is a rare state that does not use an online system for obtaining motor vehicle history reports.

What Information Do I Need to Get a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR)?

When requesting a record, you will need the driver's full name, driver's license number, and date of birth. You may also need to show the attendant your identification card.

Does the State Use a Points System?

No. Unlike other states such as Maine, Tennessee, New Mexico, and Wisconsin, the state does not use a points system, but they do keep track of violations, and you will receive the same punishments if you accumulate too many that another state with a points system would issue.

Helpful State Driving Record Links

Below are some helpful state driving record links.

Disclaimer: The materials presented here are for informational purposes only. The information is taken from state and local resources, and is current as of the most recent site update. Changes made by state and local departments and agencies after our latest update may render some information and fees outdated, and may cause links to break and forms to be unavailable. Infotracer strongly encourages you to visit the relevant state and local resources to ensure you have the most recent information.