Car Plate Search

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Free Car Plate Search Online

A vehicle plate search can reveal a lot about a vehicle. You can find all the vehicle information such as; make and model, body type, interior options, engine type, electronic features and a whole lot more. In addition to the vehicle description a free car plate search can also reveal if there are safety and recall issues that you might not know about. In order to perform a free car plate search you will have to do this online ( see link below ). You will need either a VIN number or a license plate number to proceed.

Car Plate SearchDMV Car Plate Search

Until recently the only way to get information about a car plate was to visit the DMV in person. This meant that you would have to take a number and wait in line to speak to someone. Then once your number is called you?ll have to fill out the correct paperwork and have a valid reason to obtain the information you are requesting. The DMV will not just give information out to anyone, so you must select a reason for obtaining the vehicle related information. This might be your vehicle or you might be purchasing a used vehicle that you want to know the details of. Then you’ll have to pay a nominal fee for a copy of the vehicle records.

Online Car Plate Records vs. DMV Car Plate Records

Online car plate records are mainly for reference and are usually not official copies of a vehicle record. A DMV car plate record will have more information and will be endorsed by the motor vehicle department. If you’re out to just verify vehicle information then an online vehicle records website might be the best fit for you. This way you won’t have to wait in line at the DMV to get this information. If you need an official or endorsed copy of a vehicle record then the DMV is the place to visit. Unfortunately there are not many online websites that will give you official information.

Additional Vehicle Resources

Free VIN Number Search
Free License Plate Search
Free Driver Records
Free DMV Finder
Free DMV Driver Request Forms
National Highway & Safety Bureau
Vehicle Safety Ratings

How To Search a Car By License Plate

The search for car owner information, vehicle history, title information, safety issues and much more are available with a simple car license plate search. First, you will need to verify the terms of your search and if it qualifies under your state’s privacy laws. If you’re researching your own vehicle it’s very simple. You can use any of the multitude of vehicle record websites or visit a state motor vehicle department in person. Either way, if you need to verify information relating to your vehicle it’s a quick and easy process. Many people that run a car plate search or a vehicle history report are in the market to buy a used car, truck, SUV or motorcycle. You can use either the VIN or the license plate number to obtain most car related information. However, for a vehicle history report, you’ll need the entire 17 digit vehicle identification number of the vehicle. This will give you not only the history of the car but also let’s you know if it has a clean title. Typically, there is a charge for a detailed vehicle history report but it’s well worth it to find out if there is an issue with a vehicle before you purchase it.

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Car License Plate Search - FAQs

Can Find a Car Owner by license Plate Number?

It is possible to find the owner of a car by the license plate number. You can contact the DMV directly and make a car owner request as long as you have an acceptable reason according to the laws and regulations of the state you live in. You can also hire a private investigator to search on your behalf. Additionally it is possible to lookup car owner information from certain vehicle public record websites as long as your reasons for searching fall under one of the acceptable DPPA reasons.

What Can I Find With a Car Plate Search?

A car license plate search can offer you insights into the vehicle of interest such as the make and model of the vehicle, VIN number, manufacturing information about the car as well as the vehicle history and potentially some limited owner information

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  1. squarryadministrator says:

    Gloria, you will need to reach out to your local DMV directly to inquire who’s name is on the car title. They will be able to run a car plate search for you by VIN or license plate number

  2. Gloria Howell says:

    I have a curious problem. I recently started shopping for cheaper insurance. Everything I entered my social security number and birth date it would bring up a car I’ve never owned. I have the VIN and even the lein holder information. How can I make sure that my name isn’t on that car? I know there are 2 names on the title but that’s as close as I can get. I can’t afford to pay for a report.

  3. Mohamed says:

    Need the of vehicle kbu 100 f

  4. squarryadministrator says:

    Susan, you will need to inquire with your local motor vehicle department about your mom’s license plate number and vehicle identification number. We cannot lookup car license plate numbers by name. You may need to visit a DMV office in person since you are making a request for another person’s information, even though it’s your mom

  5. Susan Culley says:

    Need my moms old and maybe current vin numbers on GMC Acadia

  6. squarryadministrator says:

    Also, unfortunately we cannot give out car plate information without you going through our process and reading and agreeing to the terms of use of our vehicle record resources. Additionally you will probably want to purchase a vehicle history report, which will cost a few bucks, to find out the history of the used vehicle you purchased. Please reach out if we can be of further assistance

  7. Aldo says:

    Looking to purchase the following vehicle imported to Canada but current owner lost title papers and we only have customs Canada import documents. Looking for previous owners besides the last which was the new auto toy store.

    Thank you

  8. squarryadministrator says:

    Marie, you will want to confirm this with your local DMV. You can make an appointment or try to contact them via email or phone. The will be able to tell you if the vehicle registration and/or vehicle title was transferred into your name

  9. Marie Ayala says:

    I bought a used car and i think i transferred it in my name..i paid 186 dollar fee for something. How do i find out if it was put in my name? Plate number is 3MFE664

  10. squarryadministrator says:

    When running a car plate search through our resources you will need to read and agree to the terms and conditions of our search as well as have a valid DPPA reason for performing a car license plate search. Then you will be directed to our member’s area where you can find out detailed vehicle information and potentially owner information depending on what information is available in the state you live in.

  11. Patricia Voccola licensed Repossesion Co. says:

    What i need to know if the purchase provides thru a vin or: tag if it provides the registered owners name and address plus other info like drivers etc.

  12. squarryadministrator says:

    We do show the make and model of all the Pontiac G6 options. In order to find out more detailed car information you will want to run a vehicle history report. There is a small charge for this service but it will give you a lot of information about your car.

  13. Leland Mckenzie says:

    Hello. I am trying to find the license plate number for my vehicle. I live in México and to be able to register the vehicle here I need the old plate number. The car has a export only title from California. Vin# 1G2ZH17NX74177458 and it is a pontiac g6.

  14. squarryadministrator says:

    You will need to read and agree to the terms and condition of use for our vehicle record resources

  15. Kyle says:

    Would you be able to find the current owner for a vehicle in Texas?

    License Plate:

    Thank you very much!

  16. squarryadministrator says:

    In this situation, you need to contact the DMV or the police to inquire about an abandoned vehicle. In order to use our car plate or vehicle record resources you must first read and agree to the terms and conditions of use.

  17. Oscar says:

    I am looking for the registered owner of a car left on my property. Could you give me that info. I have the all the cars papers. And registration but want to know if its still registered to the same person.

  18. squarryadministrator says:

    You are a good Samaritan! A good option would be to contact the police and give them the car license plate number so they can inquire with the person of interests family and let them know about the accident. There can be complications when driving in Mexico and a lot of those complications depend on whether that person had Mexican insurance on their vehicle and if they were at fault and if there was an intoxicated driving involved.

  19. Aaron caucho García says:

    The owner of the license plate number had an accident in Mexico. Putting the license plate number to notify the family that he is in Mexico, Pachuca Hidalgo and, That he had an accident

  20. squarryadministrator says:

    If you want to report a reckless driver, take down the car license plate number and a description of the vehicle, if it’s safe, and then report it to your local police department. If you see a reckless driver or drunk driver on the road while you’re driving you can call 911 to report this. Another option is to contact the highway patrol, but not everyone knows their phone number.

    How To Report Drunk Drivers

    If you’re on the road and you see a drunk driver or someone driving recklessly you can call 911 and report them. Drunk drivers put other people’s lives at risk and should be reported immediately.

  21. Robert L Hickey says:


  22. squarryadministrator says:

    Unfortunately we cannot assist you with car registration information. You will need to contact the DMV in your area and verify your car license plate number. You will want to have your state driver’s license available for verification. The fastest way to confirm the information you’re looking for is to visit a DMV Office near you.

  23. squarryadministrator says:

    Your best option would be to contact the police in this situation and file a police report. Unfortunately there is not much we can assist you with. Additionally, in order to use our car license plate search you will first need to agree to our terms and conditions

  24. Wanda Williams says:

    My grandson purchased this car and his ex.girlfriend has told him she took his name off regerstration and title with out his signature and she gets made and threatens to report it stolen.

  25. squarryadministrator says:

    You should contact the police in your area and give them as much information as possible and they can probably lookup your license plate number. Unfortunately we cannot perform a car plate search by name

  26. Heidi Titus says:

    I cannot remember my license plate # and I need to report my car as stolen….

  27. squarryadministrator says:

    AGA is referred to by the Minnesota DPS as being a luxury passenger vehicle or limousine

    What Does AGA Mean on a Minnesota License Plate

    AGA , according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety , refers to a limousine or luxury passenger vehicle

  28. Adeyemi says:

    Hello my name is Adeyemi my dad just got a plate number and I want to confirm maybe the plate number is register. Please kindly just email me on my email………

  29. Dwayne Doxen says:

    What does AGA mean on the licence plate in minneapolis

  30. squarryadministrator says:

    We apologize for the inconvenience John, you should have also received and email with your login credentials to your car plate search. You can also reach out to our customer support team with the information below.

    Search Quarry Customer Support Phone Number:

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    8am -12am EST (M-F)

  31. John says:

    I paid the fee for a one time vehicle report and as soon as I paid I was knocked off the site with no report and credit card charged! How do.i retrieve info now?

  32. squarryadministrator says:

    We can assist you with a a car license plate search however, if you need a license plate for your Toyota Tacoma then you will want to contact your local DMV. We don not have an affiliation with the motor vehicle department so you will need to reach out to them and have your truck VIN and photo ID in order to obtain a new license plate.

  33. Tony Olaes says:

    Need a license plate number for my vehicle 1998 Toyota racom

  34. squarryadministrator says:

    Unfortunately we don’t have vehicle records for trailers or boats. You will need to contact the DMV directly about this trailer without a trailer. Please reach out if you need assistance with a car plate search.

  35. Cody Berry says:

    I was given a trailer trying to contact last registered owner to acquire a title for it

  36. squarryadministrator says:

    It sounds like the car plate search you’re interested in for purchasing a used vehicle should be run by the VIN number. If you have the VIN number we can run that car plate check for you at not cost. Please let us know how we can help

  37. Billy Joe Smith says:

    My husband is incarcerated and before you get got our car loan on it I don\’t have any information on what the license plate number was I don\’t have the money order any prescription to get this the information that I need

  38. squarryadministrator says:

    With the VIN number we can offer you a vehicle history report however since we can only run a car plate search for VIN numbers that are 17 digits we don’t have this vehicle in our car plate record database. Your best option would be to contact the DMV in your state and inquire about this vehicle. If you happen to have the current car license plate number as well, this could be helpful in locating the current location of the vehicle in question

  39. Robert S Davies says:

    I’m looking for an older car that I had back in 1980 to 1984, It’s a 1978 Pontiac FireBird Transam that I traded in for a car for my wife. Its VIN is 2W87Z8L164019
    How can I find this car? Thanks, Robert Davies

  40. squarryadministrator says:

    We are happy to assist you with our car plate search but It’s unclear what you’re looking for exactly. Is that a car license plate number or something else?

  41. Pete Z.Pitr says:

    Maybe you guys can find ,and let me know,some about this one: ARIZONA-37 X 1′ 533 NAVAJO

  42. squarryadministrator says:

    Please refer to our terms and conditions for our license plate search. Vehicle records may vary from state to state

  43. Jim says:

    is it possible to a person’s name and address from a license plate search?

  44. squarryadministrator says:

    In order to use our Car Plate Search you must first read and agree to our terms and conditions of use. We cannot freely give out vehicle information without this being performed first. Please visit for more information

  45. Andrew says:

    Need to find owner\’s name for tag number D9k63 Muscogee nation in Oklahoma

  46. squarryadministrator says:

    Your best option would be to leave a note on the vehicle or attempt to contact the owner if it’s in front of their house. Unfortunately we cannot assist you with a car plate search for these reasons. Best of luck, we hope you are successful in finding the owner and purchasing this vehicle

  47. ziggy says:

    Hi there! There is an abandoned Toyota Camry 2015. And its in great condition. I would like to know how I can obtain info on weither the owner is alive, okay…willing to sell me the car. I\’ve been driving to work daily and see that this car has sat for 1 1/2 years now, un touched.
    I\’m in need of a new vehical.
    So was curious about some information and where to begin.

  48. squarryadministrator says:

    You will need to contact the relevant state DMV office for this information. Unfortunately this does not meet the criteria for our car license plate search.

  49. Don Aleshire says:

    i NEED THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF TAG #DRC F90 to refund money owed them from the rent refund I want to give to them

  50. squarryadministrator says:

    In order for us to run a car license plate search for you we will need for you to read and agree to the terms and conditions of our vehicle records database usage and select a valid reason why you want to run a car plate search.

  51. Rick Shrauner says:

    Trying to find owner name Kansas 010 JZX please help my number 3167558714 if you can text me thank you

  52. squarryadministrator says:

    In order to perform a car plate search Tammy you will need to read and agree to our terms and conditions of our vehicle records database. It is only permissible to perform certain searches with specific intent and you must agree to those terms before viewing any results.

  53. Tammy wicklander says:

    Just want to know owners of vehicle

  54. squarryadministrator says:

    We offer a 5 day free trial and then if you choose to stay a member we will bill you $24.95/month and you’ll get unlimited access to our entire member’s area and get unlimited car plate searches. If you decide to cancel before the 5 days are up, then you will not be billed anything and your membership will be cancelled. All of this information is clearly outlined in the signup process.

  55. Terry Adams says:

    Please tell me why I need to give you my credit card information if you are offering a free 5 day unlimited license plate lookup. This feels like a bait and switch process.

  56. squarryadministrator says:

    Unfortunately we cannot assist you with this car plate search without you agreeing to the terms and conditions of our car license plate search. You will need to read and agree to the terms and conditions of our license plate search before receiving any vehicle related information.

  57. Christopher hamburg says:

    So I recently bought a car and was driving at home and broke down in a no-parking Zone thought I would be back in time… but he got towed and I\’m not the registered owner yet all the information is in the vehicle all I have is the VIN and a license plate number… Can you help? The VIN # for my car is 1G3NL52T6YC372194. License plate # 488XLW. If you are able to help me find who the registered previous owner is. I would very much appreciate it

  58. squarryadministrator says:

    In order to obtain the information you’re requesting from our Car Plate Search you will first need to read and agree to our terms and conditions

  59. Rere says:

    Hi i have vin nymber1N4BA41E74C859846
    Can u tell me current owner

  60. squarryadministrator says:

    Unfortunately we cannot assist you with this search. Please read our terms and conditions of our car license plate search.

  61. Nicole Nelson says:

    2013 Mercedes Nevada plate LVg26r vin wddgf4jb9dr268711. I need to find the name of owner of this car. thank you for this service.

  62. squarryadministrator says:

    Unfortunately we cannot assist you with this search. If you feel that you were put in danger you should reach out to the police department and file a report

  63. Valencia Brown says:

    Almost ran me and my grandson into the curb along NE 61st Kelley. Had no signal and squoze herself in front of me where the 2 lanes become 1 (which she was in the lane that merges into the 1 right lane). I need an address.

    License plate: GDM669/Oklahoma
    Red Mini Cooper

  64. squarryadministrator says:

    If you feel there is a car that is suspicious then you should report this to the police. Unfortunately we cannot assist you with this car plate search

  65. Luis says:

    Unfamiliar car in the area

  66. squarryadministrator says:

    It’s possible to obtain the VIN number from the car license plate number. Can you provide us with your license plate number and state and we’ll see if we can look that up for you.

  67. Jonathan Vandyke says:

    Am I able to get the VIN number from searchquarry using the license plate number and state I have.

  68. squarryadministrator says:

    Typically the license plate results provide basic information about the vehicle and owner information. What you are looking for is a VIN search. Below is a link to our Free VIN Decoder where you can find all the finite information you’re looking for about the car in question. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.

    Click Here To Use Our Free VIN Decoder

  69. squarryadministrator says:

    Most car license plate searches won’t provide those specific details of the vehicle. If you have the VIN number you are more likely to find the color as well as dozens of other physical and aesthetic characteristics of the car you mentioned.

  70. Jonathan Vandyke says:

    If unfortunately your site isnt able to provide me with color of a vehicle when I search with license plate number and state, you can recommend a website I can get such information

    Thank you

  71. Jonathan Vandyke says:

    I must say searchquarry is going a good job!
    My question is, when I use searchquarry by punching in the license plate number and state, am I able to get the color of the car in the results you will provide

    Thank you

  72. squarryadministrator says:


    You best bet to getting your unsuspended driver’s license back is to pay the fines, wait the mandatory suspension time and apply with the DMV to have them reinstate your license.

  73. Dianne Corbeau says:

    January 16th I got my 1st OUI and now I am enrolled in Gosnold. I was granted 45 days after enrollement. What do I have to do to get my real, not hardship licese back?

  74. squarryadministrator says:


    Unfortunately not all vehicles have owner information available. Some states have limited vehicle information available. You can also check with the DMV to find out more information about the vehicle in question.

  75. Bill Arnold says:

    I just joined and did a search for a license plate and it did not give me a address The plate # is 5F71400 all the info I got was a make, model, model and VIN # can you assist finding a address

  76. squarryadministrator says:


    It sounds like you will need a CarFax Report. Unfortunately at this time we don’t have the extensive information that a CarFax will provide. Our car plate search and VIN number search resources will allow you to search vehicle records, license plate information, owner information and safety and recall data. If you’re interested in purchasing this vehicle then you will need the vehicle title history as well as any accidents or incidents it’s been involved in. A comprehensive vehicle history report will run you around $40 with them.

    What is Included in a Vehicle History Report

    1. Information about the vehicle’s past
    2. Vehicle title records from the DMV
    3. Salvage and insurance total loss records
    4. Accident records
    5. Safety and recall information

  77. Anthony Harris says:

    I bought the car from Howard Burley. He kept the license plates and I’m trying to get the car inspected so I can get it regestered and title transfer. The vin # 1G1ZH57B69F239155

  78. squarryadministrator says:


    We can certainly assist you with a car license plate or car VIN number search but you will first need to agree to our license plate and VIN number search terms and conditions. You might also consider contacting your local police station to follow up on your concerns.

    How To Search Car Plates

    1. Read and Agree To The Terms of The Car Plate Search
    2. Enter the Car License Plate Number & State of Registration
    3. View Car Plate Records Online
    4. Results May Include Vehicle Records, VIN Number, Owner Info & Driver Records

  79. Tinamarie says:

    There had been a car unfamiliar around the block and not sure who it is but seems suspicious as I live across the street from a school. Concerned neighbor.

  80. squarryadministrator says:


    You should really contact the Massachusetts police about this as well as the Massachusetts RMV. Unfortunately we have no affiliation with either. Below are links to the Massachusetts Police Departments and Massachusetts RMV Offices.
    Massachusetts RMV Offices
    Massachusetts Police Departments

  81. John says:

    I got a hit and run only got the plates which was 3RM 922 Massachusetts

  82. squarryadministrator says:

    Hi David,

    Unfortunately we do not have that information in our database. You might also want to contact the California DMV to find out more information about this vehicle. It sounds amazing! Below is a link to our Free DMV Finder to assist you with your search. Good Luck!

    Best Regards,

    The Search Quarry Team

  83. David Marquardt says:

    Its a 1975 Chevy vega liscensed 30+ years ago in California as 700NKZ I would,love,to find it and maybe buy it back! It was in several Hot Rod mags in 1979 as the Red Pro Street Vega.
    Thank you very much,
    David Marquardt
    33106 church road, Warren Oregon 97053

  84. squarryadministrator says:

    Hello Hope,

    You can certainly use our Car License Plate Search and potentially find owner information. We do not guarantee that owner information will be available. This will vary on what vehicle information is available in each state. You will also need to agree to the Terms and Conditions of the search before proceeding. I have provided you a link to our official license plate search with a 5 day free trial so you can check this out for yourself.

    Best Regards,

    The Search Quarry Team

  85. Hope Lious says:

    I live in PA and just wanted to look up the owner of a car that has recently been seen at my apartment complex. I have the license plate number but am I able to obtain the owner’s name by paying and running the search?

  86. squarryadministrator says:

    Hello Sam,

    We can certainly help you out with a car plate search. We will need the license plate or VIN number to proceed. Below is a free 5 day trial where you can lookup car plate information free for 5 days. You will need to agree to the terms and conditions of the car license plate search. Please reach out if there are any additional vehicle records we can assist you with.

    Best Regards,

    The Search Quarry Team

  87. Sam kim says:

    I want owner’s name and address.

  88. squarryadministrator says:

    Hello Angel,

    I recommend visiting the DMV to give this license plate back. I have included a link to our Free DMV Finder below. This will be the best way to go about returning a lost license plate to it’s owner.

    Best Regards,

    The Search Quarry Team

  89. squarryadministrator says:

    Hello Angel,

    We don’t show any license plate information for Kentucky for that car license plate number. Is that the complete car license plate number? The reason I ask is our database resources must have complete vehicle tag information to search.

    Best Regards,

    The Search Quarry Team

  90. Angel Bennett says:

    854 vkk

  91. Angel Bennett says:

    Have a License plate I need to search and find owner so I can return it . Can you help me

  92. squarryadministrator says:

    Hello Camille,

    I ran the VIN number and did not find any results in our database for that vehicle. If it’s not a registered vehicle we probably won’t be able to find the car license plate information as well. You should consider contacting the DMV in your area for more information about this vehicle. Below is a link you can use to locate a Motor Vehicle Department near you.

    Best Regards,

    The Search Quarry Team

  93. Camille brown says:

    Please give me a email back

  94. Camille brown says:

    i was trying to see who own the vin number jn1da31d13t517790 ,i think her name is Lamiko Balfur,cause someone sold me her nissan maxima and it is not register ,so i can not get tegs,until she register the car and sign it over to me ,can u please help me thank you

  95. squarryadministrator says:

    Hello Karla,

    We can certainly help you with car license plate number search. We will need the vehicle plate number and state of registration or VIN number to begin.

    Best Regards,

    The Search Quarry Team

  96. Karla says:

    Can you please tell me the owners name of this car

  97. squarryadministrator says:


    Unfortunately this vehicle is not listed in our database. We can see that it’s a registered vehicle in Florida but that is all the information we have. I would also check with the Florida Motor Vehicle Department. I have provided a link to their website below.

    Best Regards,

    The Search Quarry Team

  98. 10263 village pkwy says:

    Try Florida Atlantic apartments atvtraditions tag KZY766 7 series black BMW with sc tags 6 months no police have questioned why living here and not with Florida tags.

  99. squarryadministrator says:

    Hello Glady,

    I am happy to help you out with a Vehicle Plate Search. If you follow the link below, you’ll be directed to agree to the terms and conditions to run a license plate search and you can find a multitude of vehicle information. We cannot guarantee you will find the owner information. If you want to find the owner of the vehicle to return some money you found I would recommend contacting the local police department or DMV. I have also included some useful links below for you to reference.

    Best Regards,

    The Search Quarry Team

  100. Gladys Self says:

    Today I found some money outside a car. I do not know whether it belongs to the person whose car it was near. I took down the vehicle license number, etc
    I would like to contact the owner to see if the money is theirs


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