Driver's License and Motor Vehicle Information Restrictions -
Most States in the United States have adopted a close facsimile of the Driver Privacy Protection Act (DPPA). The DPPA has a list of exceptions that fits most uses of Driver's License and Motor Vehicle Information. If your use is described by one of the following, you are more than likely in compliance with this Law, but please check to make sure. Approved uses as described by the DPPA:
  1. For any use in the normal course of business by me as a legitimate business or an agent, employee, or contractor of a legitimate business, for one of the two following purposes:




  2. For any use if the requesting person has written consent of the person about whom the information is sought;


  3. For any use in research activities or in producing statistical reports, where the personal information will not be published re-disclosed, or used to contact an individual;


  4. For any use by an insurer, insurance support organization, or self-insured entity, or by an agent, employee, or contractor of that type of entity, in connection with a claims investigation activity, anti-fraud activity, rating, or underwriting;


  5. For use in providing notice to the owner of a towed, impounded, immobilized, or forfeited vehicle;


  6. For use by a licensed private investigative agency or licensed security service for any purpose permitted under the DPPA


  7. For any use by an employer or by the agent or insurer of an employer to obtain or verify information relating to the holder of a commercial driver license or permit that is required under the "Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986" as now or hereafter amended;


  8. For any use in connection with the operation of a private toll transportation facility;


  9. Note: This sub-section has been dropped from the Driver Privacy Protection Act.
    For bulk distribution for surveys, marketing, or solicitations, where the information will be used, rented, or sold solely for bulk distribution for surveys, marketing, or solicitations;


  10. For the use of a government agency, including, but not limited to, a court or law enforcement agency, in carrying out its functions, or for the use of a private person or entity acting on behalf of an agency of this state, another state, the United States, or a political subdivision of this state or another state in carrying out its functions;


  11. For any use in connection with a civil, criminal, administrative, or arbitral proceeding in a court or agency of a state, the United States, or a political subdivision of a state or before a self-regulatory body, including, but not limited to, use in connection with the service of process, investigation in anticipation of litigation, or the execution or enforcement of a judgment or order;


  12. For any use pursuant to an order of a court of a state, the United States, or a political subdivision of any state;


  13. For any other use specifically authorized by law that is related to the operation of a motor vehicle or to public safety;


  14. For any use in connection with matters regarding motor vehicle or driver safety and theft; motor vehicle emissions; motor vehicle product alterations, recalls, or advisories; performance monitoring of motor vehicles, motor vehicle parts, and dealers; motor vehicle market research activities, including, but not limited to, survey research; and removal of non-owner records from the original owner records of motor vehicle manufacturers;


  15. For any use in order to carry out the purposes of either the "Automobile Information Disclosure Act", the "Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Saving Act", the "National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966", the "Anti-Car Theft Act of 1992", or the "Clean Air Act", all as now or hereafter amended, for use in connection with one or more of the following matters: