Motor Vehicle Record Check Request Process

In accordance with the MIT Automobile Use Policy, section 10 (Motor Vehicle Checks), an individual driver must provide authorization for a motor vehicle request (MVR).  MVR checks must be done prior to a person being eligible to drive an MIT owned or controlled vehicle. 

MVR’s are requested and processed by MIT Public Safety

Securing a MVR

  • The appropriate administrative person from a DLC should email backgroundcheck@mit.edu and provide legal first and last name, as well as email address of the person being checked.  Materials will be filed electronically.
  • The Driver will receive a link from Creative Services to complete their filing.

Departments will be notified of a clean MVR and that a driver is cleared to use an MIT vehicle. 

Responsibilities of the Requesting DLC

Individual DLC’s should keep a record of all authorized drivers and the date of the MVR to ensure records are current.

DLC’s may have the responsibility to verify information contained on an individual drivers license.  A copy of the license should NOT be taken nor maintained in any file.   (Drivers license information is deemed protected information under the Federal Drivers Protection Act.)

Any further questions please reach out to backgroundcheck@mit.edu