How to Read Drivers license Codes
 

ARKANSAS (AR)
 

Format: 8 Numeric (DL #); or 9 Numeric (SSN)
 
If 9 digit (SSN), must include Date of Birth. SSN should only be used if it appears on the license.
 
Required Data: DL #, DOB
 
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CALIFORNIA (CA)
 
Format: 1 Alphabetic, 7 Numeric
 
Required Data: DL #, Last Name
 
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COLORADO (CO) ****
 
Format: 1 Alphabetic, 6 Numeric (no longer used); or 9 Numeric
 
Required Data: DL #, Last Name, DOB ****
 
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CONNECTICUT (CT)
 
Format: 9 Numeric, 1st two positions are month of birth in odd or even year. 01-12 Jan-Dec odd years, 13 - 24 Jan-Dec even years, 99 unknown
 
Required Data: DL #, Last Name
 
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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (DC) †
 
Format: 9 Numeric (SSN) or 7 Numeric
 
Required Data: DL #, Last Name, First Name, DOB
 
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FLORIDA (FL) ****
 
Format: 1 Alphabetic, 12 Numeric
 
If DL # has 14 Numeric, drop last 3 digits
 
Required Data: DL # ****
 
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GEORGIA (GA) ****
 
Format: 7-9 Numeric
 
Required Data: DL #, Full Name, DOB ****
 
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HAWAII (HI) †
 
Format: 9 Numeric
 
Required Data: DL #, Last Name, First Name, DOB
 
Since Hawaii motor vehicles turnaround is 6 to 12 weeks, we will only perform these searches on special request.
 
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IDAHO (ID)
 
Format: 2 Alphabetic, 6 Numeric, 1 Alphabetic; or 9 Numeric (SSN); or 9 Alpha numeric
 
Required Data: DL #, Last Name, DOB
 
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ILLINOIS (IL) ****
 
Format: 1 Alphabetic, 11 Numeric
 
Required Data: DL # ****
 
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INDIANA (IN) ****
 
Format: 10 Numeric or 9 Numeric (SSN)
 
Required Data: DL #, for SSN must use full name and DOB ****
 
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IOWA (IA)
 
Format: 9 Numeric (SSN); or 3 Numeric, 2 Alphabetic, 4 Numeric
 
Required Data: DL #
 
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KANSAS (KS)
 
Format: 1 Alpha, 1 Numeric, 1 Alpha, 1 Numeric, 1 Alpha, 1 Numeric; or 9 Numeric( SSN ); or 1 Alphabetic (K), 8 Numeric
 
Required Data: DL #, DOB
 
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KENTUCKY (KY)
 
Format: 9 Numeric (SSN), Drop 10th digit, if found; or 1 Alpha, 8 Numeric
 
Required Data: DL #
 
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LOUISIANA (LA)
 
Format: 1 - 9 Numeric
 
Required Data: DL #
 
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MAINE (ME) ****
 
Format: 7 Numeric, if under 21, 7 Numeric followed by an "X"
 
Required Data: DL #, Last Name, First Name, DOB ****
 
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MARYLAND (MD)
 
Format: 1 Alphabetic, 12 Numeric
 
Required Data: DL #
 
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MASSACHUSETTS (MA)
 
Format: 1 Alphabetic, 8 Numeric; or 9 Numeric (SSN) if requested by licensee
 
Required Data: DL #, Last Name, First Name, DOB
 
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MICHIGAN (MI) ****
 
Format: 1 Alphabetic, 12 Numeric
 
Required Data: DL # ****
 
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MINNESOTA (MN) ****
 
Format: 1 Alphabetic, 12 Numeric
 
Required Data: DL # ****
 
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MISSISSIPPI (MS)
 
Format: 9 Numeric ( usually SSN )
 
Required Data: DL #, Last Name
 
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MISSOURI (MO) ****
 
Format: 1 Alpha - 5-9 Numeric or 9 Numeric; or 9 Numeric (SSN)
 
Required Data: DL # ****
 
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MONTANA (MT) † ****
 
Format: 1 Alphabetic, 6 Numeric; or 9 Numeric (SSN); or 1 Alphabetic, 1 Numeric, 1 Alpha numeric, 2 Numeric, 3 Alphabetic and 1 Numeric
 
Required Data: DL #, Last Name, First Name, DOB ****
 
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NEBRASKA (NE)
 
Format: 1 Alphabetic ( A,B,C,E,G,H or V), 3 -8 Numeric
 
Required Data: DL #, Last Name, First Name, DOB
 
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NEVADA (NV)
 
Format: 9 Numeric (SSN); or 12 Numeric (last 2 are year of birth); or letter "X" plus 8 Numeric; or 10 numeric
 
Required Data: DL #
 
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NEW HAMPSHIRE (NH) † ****
 
Format: 2 Numeric, 3 Alphabetic, 5 Numeric
 
Required Data: DL #, Last Name, DOB ****
 
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NEW JERSEY (NJ)
 
Format: 1 Alphabetic, 14 Numeric
 
Required Data: DL #
 
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NEW MEXICO (NM) ****
 
Format: 9 Numeric; or 9 Numeric (SSN)
 
Required Data: DL #, Last Name, DOB ****
 
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NEW YORK (NY) ****
 
Format: 9 Numeric (not SSN); or 1 Alphabetic, 18 Numeric (not being issued anymore)
 
Required Data: DL # ****
 
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NORTH CAROLINA (NC)
 
Format: 1 - 8 Numeric
 
Required Data: DL #, Last Name, DOB
 
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NORTH DAKOTA (ND)
 
Format: 9 Numeric (SSN) or 9 Numeric for non-CDL beginning with #9
 
Required Data: DL #
 
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OHIO (OH) ****
 
Format: 9 Numeric (SSN); or 2 Alphabetic, 6 Numeric
 
Always use the SSN as DL #, if available!
 
Required Data: DL # ***
 
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OKLAHOMA (OK) ****
 
Format: 9 Numeric or 9 Numeric (SSN)
 
Required Data: DL #, Last Name, DOB ****
 
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OREGON (OR)
 
Format: 1 - 7 Numeric
 
Required Data: DL #, DOB
 
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PENNSYLVANIA (PA) † ++
 
Format: 8 Numeric
 
Required Data: DL #, Last Name
 
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RHODE ISLAND (RI)
 
Format: 7 Numeric or V and 6 Numeric (disabled veterans)
 
Required Data: DL #, Last Name, DOB
 
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SOUTH CAROLINA (SC)
 
Format: 6 to 9 Numeric (cannot start with 6 or 9) 6-9 Numeric (cannot start with 006, 009, or 09)
 
Required Data: DL #, Last Name, DOB
 
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SOUTH DAKOTA (SD)
 
Format: 6 - 9 Numeric; or 11 Numeric or 9 Numeric (SSN)
 
Required Data: DL #, DOB
 
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TENNESSEE (TN)
 
Format: 7 Numeric; or 8 Numeric
 
Required Data: DL #, DOB
 
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TEXAS (TX)
 
Format: 8 Numeric beginning with "0" or "1"
 
Required Data: DL #, Last Name, DOB
 
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UTAH (UT) ****
 
Format: 4 - 10 Numeric
 
Required Data: DL #****
 
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VERMONT (VT)
 
Format: 8 Numeric; or 7 Numeric, letter "A"
 
Required Data: DL #
 
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VIRGINIA (VA) ****
 
Format: 9 Numeric (SSN); or 1 Alphabetic (R or T), 8 Numeric
 
Required Data: DL #, Last Name, DOB ****
 
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WASHINGTON (WA) ****
 
Format: 5 Alphabetic (last name), 1 Alphabetic (first name), 1 Alphabetic (middle name), 3 Numeric, 2 Alphanumeric
 
If last or middle name field falls short , please fill with *'s
 
Required Data: DL #, DOB ****
 
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WEST VIRGINIA (WV)
 
Format: 1 Alpha must be either zero or A,B,C,D,E,F,S and 6 Numeric; or must be 1X and 5 Numeric; or letters XX and 5 Numeric
 
Required Data: DL #, Last Name
 
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WISCONSIN (WI) ****
 
Format: 1 Alphabetic, 13 Numeric
 
Required Data: DL # ****
 
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WYOMING (WY) † ****
 
Format: 9 - 10 Numeric
 
Required Data: DL # ***


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