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Utah Department of Public Safety Encourages Utahns to Utilize Online and Mail-In Services

Tuesday March 17, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (March 16, 2020) — As part of the statewide efforts to limit the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging Utahns to utilize the many online and mail-in services that the department provides. 

Online services available from DPS include the following:

  • Driver license and ID card renewals
  • Accident reports from the Utah Highway Patrol
  • Concealed firearm permit and instructor certification renewal
  • Request driving records
  • Update your address with Driver License Division
  • Print Driver License Division handbooks

Many of the services DPS’ Bureau of Criminal Identification provides can be accomplished through the mail. These include Bail Enforcement applications, initial Concealed Firearm Permit application, initial Concealed Firearm Permit Instructor application, Criminal History (Right of Access) request, Employment Background Checks, Expungement application, GRAMA requests, and Private Investigator License applications.  All of the forms can be found on BCI’s website at https://bci.utah.gov/forms/

The Driver License Division Call Center is available to answer questions regarding Driver License services and can be reached at 801-965-4437 or toll free at 888-353-4224.

The Utah Department of Public Safety and its employees remain committed to Keeping Utah Safe. With regard to COVID-19, we are closely monitoring the CDC and are in constant contact with local health officials. Please visit https://coronavirus.utah.gov for the latest information on COVID-19 in Utah.

Please visit https://publicsafety.utah.gov for information on the divisions and services provided by the Utah Department of Public Safety.

Details about the online services are listed below.

Renew Driver License or ID Card

Under certain circumstances, you can renew your driver license or ID card online.

Request Accident Reports from the Utah Highway Patrol

The easiest way to retrieve and print automobile accident reports online. Enter case information, verify, pay and print the accident report in about 10 minutes!

Concealed Firearm Permit Renewal

Online renewal is fast (only 10 minutes) and secure, and your permit or certificate will be delivered to you by mail within a couple of weeks. Concealed Firearm Permit Instructors can also renew their certification online.

Notify Driver License Division of an Address Change

Utilize the Driver License website to update your address.

Requesting Your Personal Driving Record

This service allows you to purchase your personal MVR (otherwise known as a driving record). If you do not have a credit card/debit card with updated information that matches your driver license record, you may obtain an MVR in person at a local field station.

Driver History Records

This service allows organizations to access Utah driver history records for things like pre-employment screening, background checks, and commercial driving records.

Print Driver License HandbooksIf you need one of the Driver License Division handbooks, you can find PDF versions of them here: https://dld.utah.gov/handbooksprintableforms/

Media Contact:

Lt.. Nick Street, Utah Highway Patrol PIO

nstreet@utah.gov, 801.554.5659

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MEDIA CONTACT

Joe Dougherty
DPS Public Affairs Director
Department of Public Safety
JDOUGHERTY@UTAH.GOV

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