We offered tiered pricing for access to our DMV API. Get in touch with our integration experts to learn more about queries to our DMV database.
Checking IDs or Identity Against DMV Records
To combat the most sophisticated fake IDs, and protect your business against fraud, we offer access to our DMV API. A query to open DMV databases will confirm if the identity information presented by the customer is legitimate, and matches the document issued by that state.
Because DMV records are used as the source of truth for many government transactions, the DMV database can give you high confidence that your customers are who they say they are.
Map of Available Jurisdictions via the DMV API
Frequently Asked Questions About The DMV API
Driver’s licenses, driving permits and ID cards issued by U.S. jurisdictions are regularly used as proof of identity; however, these documents can be counterfeit or altered. The DMV API allows an organization that is presented with a license or ID card to verify that the data on the card matches the data held by the jurisdiction that issued the document.
Currently 40 US state offer access to their database. California, Utah, Alaska, Louisiana, Alabama, South Carolina, and New York only allow access to government entities and the Social Security Administration. New Hampshire and Oklahoma have announced plans to open access to their DMV database, and Minnesota is currently under review.
You can view the full details of an example request on our developer documentation portal.
You will simply submit information on the ID, such as first name, last name, and ID number, and our API will return a flag for each data element, telling you if the information matches what they have on file.
We recommend pairing the DMV API with use of a tool such as IdentiFraud which queries a variety of public records sources in all 50 states and can provide a fail-over when you are performing identity verification or remote ID validation on an individual in a state which is not native to our DMV API.
Which fields can be returned from a query via our DMV API?
Because there is no central DMV or identity database for the country, and identity documents such drivers’ licenses and identification cards are issued at the state-level, the information accessible via our DMV API varies by state. Here are typical fields which can be returned.
How To Integrate DMV API Checks
We offer the ability to add on optional DMV verifications to several of our products
Digital Identity Verification
Utilize our digital identity verification product to validate IDs, and confirm identity, on users’ mobile devices. Add DMV data verification as an added layer on some or all verifications, as an additional check for security and fraud reduction.
For users of our VeriScan ID Scanning and Visitor Management platform, you can enable DMV checks via our DMV API on some or all of your ID scans. The add-on is a great way to perform an additional validation on IDs scanned via mobile device, where full authentication is not possible.
Integrated Into Your Tech
Add DMV data verification checks by working directly with our DMV API inside your own software tools and applications. Our developer tools offer robust documentation and engineering support to allow you to add any third party check to your technology with ease.
Get More Information About the DMV API
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Other Third Party Checks Available Via API
Integrate a variety of queries to third party databases via our web services API.