Santa Barbara County Driving Records Search

Perform a free Santa Barbara County CA public driving records search, including drivers license checks/status and numbers, motor vehicle records and reports, DMV/MVR abstracts, traffic accidents, tickets, points, violations, convictions, and public DUI/DWI records.


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Find Santa Barbara County Driving Records

Santa Barbara County Driving Records, driver records, and driving abstracts, are documents relating to licensed drivers and their driving histories in Santa Barbara County, California. The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) maintains Driving Records to monitor problem drivers and to promote public safety. Santa Barbara County Driving Records contain information on citations or warnings for speeding, tickets and convictions for reckless driving, and convictions for driving while under the influence (DUI/DWI).

Learn about Driving Records, including:
  • Where to get free Driving Records online
  • How to request a copy of your Driver Record by mail
  • What records are considered public records
  • What information is on an official driver record
  • What Santa Barbara County driving abstracts are used for
Search Public Driving Records in Santa Barbara County, CA

Driving Records contain a range of information about Santa Barbara County drivers and their history. They are connected to the California driver's license, which has the driver's name, date of birth, current residence, and the driver's license identification number. Santa Barbara County driver abstracts also list current or former suspensions, revocations, or cancellations.

Types of Santa Barbara County Driver Records

There are a number of different types of Driving Records, which are maintained by California State or in federal databases. The CA DMV keeps records on everyone who has received citations or warnings for speeding. They also maintain records on drivers who have been convicted of driving under the influence as well as convictions for reckless driving. This information may be used by Santa Barbara County police officers and traffic court judges to understand a driver's history before issuing a ticket or imposing a sentence.

Car Insurance Driver History

California also maintains Driving Record abstracts for use by insurance agencies. These Santa Barbara County public records contain the driver's history for a set period of time, typically three, five, or seven years. They list all traffic violations and accidents, the status of the driver's license and any points on the license, and convictions. Insurance agents use these Driving Records to set car insurance premiums.

Santa Barbara County Background Checks

Driving Records are an important part of a Santa Barbara County background check. The driver's past convictions or tickets for driving-related infractions may be used by employers to determine whether, or not, to hire a candidate. This is particularly true if the job involves driving a company vehicle. School bus districts, for example, screen the driving history of all potential Santa Barbara County school bus drivers. Volunteer organizations may also use Driving Records to screen volunteer drivers.