Formats for MVR license numbers

Each state in the United States, and each Canadian province, has a specific format for their drivers license numbers. When clients or administrators order Motor Vehicle Record searches through Verocity, the system automatically requests the correct format based on the state chosen, and will not allow the search to be submitted until the format is correct.

For your reference, here is a list of the license number formatting requirements for each state.

State / Province

Drivers License Format

Alabama

7 digits, or 1 letter + 6 digits

Alaska

7 digits

Arizona

SSN, or 1 letter (A, B, D, or Y) + 8 digits

Arkansas

8 digits with zero in front, or 9 digits

California

1 letter + 7 digits

Colorado

9 digits, or 1 Alpha + up to 6 digits

Connecticut

9 digits

Delaware

1-7 digits

Florida

1 letter + 12 digits

Georgia

7-9 digits

Hawaii

9 digits, or "H" + 8 digits

Idaho

New – 9 characters (2 letters + 6 digits + 1 letter); old – 9 digits

Illinois

1 letter + 11 digits

Indiana

10 digits, or 1 letter + 9 digits

Iowa

9 digits, or 9 characters (3 digits + 2 letters + 4 digits)

Kansas

9 digits, or "K" + 8 digits

Kentucky

1 letter + 8 digits

Labrador (LB)

1 letter + 9 digits

Louisiana

9 digits

Maine

7 digits

Maryland

1 letter + 12 digits

Massachusetts

9 digits or "S" + 8 digits

Michigan

1 letter + 12 digits

Minnesota

1 letter + 12 digits

Mississippi

9 digits

Missouri

9 digits or 1 letter + 5-9 digits

Montana

13 digits (as of 10/01/2000), or 9 characters (before 10/01/2000)

Nebraska

1 letter (A, B, C, E, G, H, or V) + 3-8 digits

Nevada

New – 10 digits; old – 12 digits, or "X" + 8 digits

Newfoundland (NL)

1 letter + 9 digits

New Brunswick (NB)

1-7 digits

New Hampshire

2 digits + 3 letters + 5 digits

New Jersey

1 letter + 14 digits

New Mexico

9 digits

New York

9 digits (Client ID), or 1 letter + 18 digits

North Caroliina

1-12 digits

North Dakota

9 digits, or 3 letters + 6 digits

Nova Scotia (NS)

5 letters + 9 digits

Ohio

2 letters + 6 digits

Oklahoma

New – 1 letter + 9 digits; old – SSN or 9 digits

Ontario (ON)

1 letter + 14 digits

Oregon

1-9 digits

Pennsylvania

8 digits

Puerto Rico (PR)

5–7 digits, or SSN

Rhode Island

7 digits, or “V” + 6 numbers for disabled veterans only

Saskatchewan (SK)

8 digits

South Carolina

1 to 10 digits

South Dakota

6 or 8 digits, or SSN

Tennessee

7-9 digits

Texas

8 digits

Utah

4-9 digits

Vermont

8 digits, or 7 digits + 1 letter

Virginia

9 digits, or 1 letter and 8 digits

Washington

7 letters + 3 digits + 2 characters

(Format Details: First 5 letters of last name + first initial + middle initial + 3 numbers + 2 letters or numbers. If the driver does not have middle name, or the last name is less than 5 letters, those spaces are filled with asterisks. Ex: DOE**J*999YB)

Washington DC

7 or 9 digits

West Virginia

7 characters

Wisconsin

1 letter + 13 digits

Wyoming

9 digits