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Drivers Abstract Links and PDF 

Drivers Abstracts - Overview

There are different ways you can apply for an Alberta driver's abstract, depending on your situation.

The documents you need to provide are different depending on how you want to obtain your abstract. You may also request an abstract for a minor if you’re their legal parent or guardian.

The release of information from a driver abstract is regulated by the Access to Motor Vehicle Information Regulation (AMVIR).

Types of driver's abstracts

There are 2 types of abstracts that can be requested for 3, 5 or 10-year periods:

Standard Driver's Abstract

A Standard Driver's Abstract provides information from an individual’s driving record, including:

  • driver information (name, address, licence number and issue date, etc.)

  • driver’s appearance (height, weight, sex, etc.)

  • current status of the driver's licence

  • conviction information

  • demerit points

  • suspensions.

 

The driver's abstract doesn’t show the individual's driving experience or the date first licensed.

(The online and PDF forms are linked at the top of this page)

Commercial Driver's Abstract

A Commercial Driver's Abstract allows employers to assess safety risks associated with a driver before hiring them. It provides most of the same information as the Standard Driver's Abstract, plus information about Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) inspections.

 

However, the Commercial Driver's Abstract does not include information about the driver’s appearance.

For detailed information, you can contact Red Deer Registries at 403-347-3570

(The online form is linked at the top of this page)

How to order

You can request a driver's abstract online or in person at Red Deer Registries.

 

Online

A verified Alberta.ca Account is required for online orders. If you do not already have a verified Alberta.ca Account, allow 10 business days after signing up for an account to receive your activation code in the mail and finalize your verification before completing your online order.

From a registry agent

Step 1. Fill out an application

To fill in and save this form:

  • Click on the PDF link to save it on your computer.

  • Launch Adobe Reader.

Open the PDF from within Adobe Reader. You can now fill out and save your form.

Request for Personal Driving and Motor Vehicle Information

Step 2. Drop off the application

Bring your application to a registry agent, along with an accepted photo ID. Sign and date the form in front of the registry agent clerk.

How to order if you are outside Alberta

You can request a driver's abstract while outside Alberta.

Step 1. Fill out an application

Notarized Request for Personal Driving and Motor Vehicle Information

*Do not sign the form until you are at a Notary Public (see Step 2).

Step 2. Go to a Notary Public

A Notary Public needs to verify your identity and notarize the application form and the copy of accepted photo ID:

  • Alberta or Canadian Driver’s Licence

  • Alberta Identification Card

  • Citizenship Card

  • Immigration Card

  • Naturalization Card

  • Permanent Resident Card

  • Passport

 

You must sign the form in front of the Notary Public.

Step 3. Send the application

Send the following documents to an Alberta registry agent:

  • a signed and notarized application form

  • a notarized copy of accepted photo ID

  • any fees required by the registry agent

 

The abstract will be returned to you by registered mail or courier at the address shown in the application. Contact the registry agent for specific details.

Authorizing an individual to request your abstract on your behalf

If you can’t order online or go to a registry agent to request your abstract, you can ask someone personally known to you, whom you trust and who agrees to represent you, to request your driver's abstract.

Step 1. Fill out an application form

You need to fill out:

Driver's Abstract Consent

  • check box 5(1)(a)

  • only fill out Part 1

Your representative needs to fill out:

Driver's Abstract Statement of Intent

They will need to bring an accepted photo ID.

Step 2. Send application form

You can send the completed form directly to your representative or the registry agent.

Your representative must apply in person at Red Deer Registries and must have an acceptable photo ID. They must sign and date the Driver's Abstract Statement of Intent form before a registry agent clerk, who will also sign it as a witness.

Requesting a copy of a Minor's Abstract

A parent or legal guardian may apply for a person under 18 who is not self-supporting or married.

Step 1. Fill out an application form

You need to fill out:

Driver's Abstract Statement of Intent

  • Check box 5(1)(b)(iv)

You will need to provide an accepted photo ID.

Step 2. Submit application form

Bring your application to a registry agent, along with an accepted form of ID. The clerk will sign and date the form in front of you, and the registry agent will also sign as a witness.

Other types of requests

Other parties may be authorized to request your driver’s abstract, such as an employer, prospective employer, or a lawyer, as long as they have your valid written consent.

For more information, see requesting protected motor vehicle data.

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