Abstract Driver Records (ADR) requests

Learn the requirements for requesting Abstract Driver Records (ADRs) from us.

What are Abstract Driver Records (ADRs)?

ADRs are records with information about Washington drivers. They include the driver's name, address, violations, and more.

Who needs to access ADRs?

Those who might request ADRs include:

  • Employers or prospective employers
  • Insurance companies
  • Transit authorities
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Volunteer organizations
  • Alcohol and drug assessment or treatment agencies
  • City attorneys, prosecuting attorneys, and lawyers in court cases
  • Government agencies, public colleges, or universities

To find out how these groups use ADRs, read about how we use your information.

Data request requirements

We do not approve all data requests. We consider each request based on the following criteria:

  • Whether your organization can legally receive the data (according to RCW 46.52.130)
  • Your organization’s ability to safeguard protected personal information (PPI)
  • If we have the resources to provide the data

We'll send you notice of our decision and, if you're approved, the next steps. We do our best to provide data in the time frame you request, but we can't guarantee when we'll deliver the file.

How to request data

Follow the steps below to request ADRs.

1. Apply for a data records contract (if necessary)

Who needs a contract?

  • You must have a contract with us to request protected personal information and data on a regular basis
  • You don't need a contract if you're requesting a one-time data file that doesn't include protected personal information

How to apply for a contract

2. Follow our data sharing rules

See data sharing contract compliance for a full list of requirements.

Data security

Before providing protected personal information, we must evaluate your organization’s data security program to ensure it meets our standards.


After you receive protected personal information, we may audit your organization. This is to ensure you follow contract requirements.

Audit costs are your organization's responsibility.

Service details

Commercial data brokers

Commercial data brokers may access ADRs and monitoring services directly from us. Follow the steps above to apply for a data records contract.

If you have an approved contract, you can use one of the services below.

ADR Web Service

  • Used when requesting large quantities of ADRs without monitoring

Monitoring program

  • Used when insurance companies monitor policyholder driving records
  • Used when employers monitor employee driving records
  • We provide a new ADR when the monitoring system notes a change in a driving record, including:
    • New violations
    • Accidents
    • When we add actions to the ADR during the month

Noncommercial data brokers

In most cases, your organization can use one of the following contractors to access ADRs:

  • Data Link
  • Embark Safety
  • LexisNexis (insurance carriers only)
  • Explore Information Services
  • HireRight
  • Insurance Information Exchange (IIX)
  • Safety Holdings/Samba Safety
  • Tessera Data

Manually requesting ADRs

If your organization does not use one of the contractors above, you may:

Depending on the business type, your organization can receive the records below.

3-year insurance ADRs

  • For insurance carriers, and for employers to provide to insurance carriers

Employment or prospective employment ADRs

  • When the employer requires driving for the position
  • For heavy equipment operators

Transit authority ADRs

  • For volunteer vanpool drivers

Volunteer organization ADRs

  • When the volunteer organization requires driving for the position

Transportation network copies

  • For contracted drivers


Fees reimburse us for the cost of providing data to your organization. The following fees are subject to change.

One-time file setup fee

  • $767.84 for creating data files for both ADR and monitoring.

ADR fee

  • Beginning October 1, 2022: $15.00 for each ADR
  • Beginning July 1, 2029: $17.00 for each ADR

Monitoring fee

  • $0.06 per record (subject to change)

Related information

Need additional help? Here's how to contact us:

call Phone: 360-902-3900
(TTY: Call 711)
location_on Address:
Department of Licensing
PO Box 9030
Olympia , WA 98507-9030
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