The Public Abstract Request System (PARS) is a secured online system operated by the Department of Transportation that allows businesses/organizations who enroll to purchase driver or vehicle abstracts/records online as PDF downloads. Businesses/Organizations that use PARS are typically insurance companies, school districts, towing companies, transport businesses, and other organizations who frequently monitor driver and vehicle activity.
You will need a few things before you can create your PARS account:
have a WAMS ID. Creating a WAMS ID does not
grant you access to PARS.
Every Wisconsin resident and non-resident must submit a background check through the proper channels.
Businesses apply for a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) with the US IRS during initial business registration with the State.
The driver license or state ID number for each user is needed to authorize them for account access.
The Department of Transportation security policy requires every PARS user needs to have a WAMS ID registered to their name. WAMS IDs and passwords cannot be shared or used by another person. Sharing WAMS IDs/passwords is grounds for termination from the PARS program. Each user's WAMS ID acts as their username and password to access the account. If a user already has a WAMS ID they would like to use for PARS access, the do not need to create a new one.
Self Registration Link:
Users can register a WAMS ID through the online WAMS 'Self-Registration' process. Email each user the link above so they may register their own.
Per Wisconsin Department of Transportation security policy, to be granted PARS user access, a criminal background check must be submitted for that user. The background check results must be uploaded within this application.
You must submit a Wisconsin Department of Justice criminal background check generated within the last 60 days. This can be generated online through the Wisconsin Online Record Check System here:
Wisconsin Resident Background Check
You must submit a nationwide criminal background check which may be generated through a private vendor within the last 6 months. For a complete list go to the
FBI Approved Channelers web page
FEIN stands for Federal Employer Identification Number. Businesses apply for this number with the US IRS during initial business registration with the State. It is used for tax and identification purposes.
If you do not know the FEIN for your business, reach out to your accounting department to see if they have the number on file. They should have this information. If you/your accounting department does not have this number in your records, please reach out to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue staff directly for assistance. You can contact them by phone by at (608) 266-2776.