California Driver License's Format (DMV)

Track1 Format:

Field Letter Element/Definition Size
A

Start /Sentinel

Always "%"

1
B

Format Type

C=Commercial

S=Salesperson

D=Driver

I=Identification

R=Senior Citizen

 

1
C Name Line 1 29
D

Name Line 2

29

E Address Line 29
F

City

13
G

End Sentinel

1
H LRC 1

 

 

Track2 Format:

Field Letter Element/Definition Size
A

Start Sentinel

1
B

Identification Number

  • ANSI User ID
  • DL/ID Alpha Translated
  • 7 Position DL/ID Number
  • Check Digit

 

6

2

7

1

 

C

 

Field Separator

 

1
D

Expiration Date

4
E Field Separator 1
F

Discretionary Data Field contains eight position birthdate

8
G End Sentinel 1
H LRC 1

 

 

Track3 Format:

Field Letter Element/Definition Size
A

Start Sentinel

1
B

Class

4
C Endorsements 4
D

State Code

2
E Zip Code 9
F

Sex

1
G Hair 3
H Eyes 3
I Height 3
J Weight 3
K Restrictions 10
L Issue Date 8
M Office 3
N Employee ID 2
O LRE ID 2
P Fee Due Year 4
Q Address Line 2 29
R Reserved Space 11
S End Sentinel 1
T LRC 1

 


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