• Driver License Compacts

  • AAMVA supports the concepts of the Driver License Compact (DLC) and the Non-Resident Violator Compact (NRVC), and supports the Compact Executive Board, an entity separate from the association. AAMVA supports its activities by providing Secretariat services and having an AAMVA Board Advisor in attendance at Compact Executive Board meetings.

    Compact Administration

    The Driver License Compact Commission membership consists of the Compact Administrator, or, its designee, from each jurisdiction that is party to the Compact. The Governing Board of the compacts is charged with directing and supervising its affairs, committees, and publications; promoting its objectives; and supervising disbursement of its funds. For additional information contact the Secretariat

    If you have any additional questions regarding any of the Compacts & Agreements, please contact Jessica Ross, Program Director, Driver License Compacts & Reciprocity. 

    The Driver License Compact (DLC) is a major step necessary to maximize law enforcement efforts against drunk drivers and other serious traffic offenders. Serious offenses such as drunk driving, vehicle manslaughter, reckless driving, etc., are no less serious when committed in some other jurisdiction than when committed in the driver’s home state. The Driver License Compact was created to provide uniformity among the member jurisdictions when exchanging information with other members on convictions, records, licenses, withdrawals, and other data pertinent to the licensing process. Uniformity should ease administrative costs consistent with the concept which forms the basic tenet with the agreement that each driver, nationwide, have only one driver license and one driver control record (DCR).

    The purpose of the NRVC is to standardize methods utilized by the various jurisdictions to process non-resident violators receiving citations, and their failure to appear or otherwise failure to comply with outstanding moving traffic summons.
    The compact allows participating jurisdictions to inform each other's motor vehicle administrations when a resident of one jurisdiction did not comply with the citation’s terms. Once the home jurisdiction motor vehicle administrator receives notice of a resident’s citation noncompliance, the procedure for license suspension is initiated. 

    The purpose of the Driver License Agreement (DLA) was to resolve four issues:
    1. Valid in one state-only licenses
    2. Transmission of non-DLA Code withdrawals
    3. Original violation costs related to Failure to Comply
    4. The 10-day reporting requirement for convictions.

    Please refer to the History of DLA for status and background.

    Driver License Agreement (DLA) documents: