Illinois License Plate Lookup

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How To Run an Illinois License Plate Lookup

Illinois, one of the most populated states in the US, also has one of the largest vehicle markets. With over 10 million cars, trucks and SUVs on the road. vehicle resources are at an all time high. One of the most popular resources has been an Illinois license plate lookup. With lightning fast wireless broad band and ubiquitous smartphones, accessing vehicle information is faster and more convenient than ever. Using a resource like SearchQuarry.com gives people the ability to run a license plate lookup in Illinois on the fly. Whether they’re looking up a vehicle’s history or license plate owner information, they can securely reach these resources from anywhere in the United States. The first step to running a plate search is knowing the full Illinois license plate number and then entering into the search fields. Next, there will be a few small steps to verify the usage of the plate search to make sure it complies with the relevant privacy laws and then results will be made available. This is a public record search service not offered by any motor vehicle departments or government agencies. It is intended for unofficial uses such as verification or research uses. It is also important to verify the information and double check your plate numbers and that the vehicle description matches what you find in your results.

Popular Uses For Illinois Vehicle Record Services

Some of the top reasons people use vehicle record resources like SearchQuarry.com is to verify information such as a vehicle’s history, finding out if a car has a clean title and owner information to name a few. It’s a great utility for people wanting to purchase a used car and being in the know about any potential issues that might not be disclosed by the seller. Other reasons can be for public safety, criminal activities, certain research activities or towed or impounded vehicles. There are a multitude of other reasons that are within the confines of what is allowable to be searched from a license plate number in Illinois.

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The History of License Plate in Illinois

As many states in the US, Illinois started issuing license plates in the early 1900’s. Beginning in 1907, Illinois began making it mandatory that people register their vehicles with the state and place a license plate on their vehicle however the state did not issue the plates themselves. People were required to provide their own license plates until 1911 when the state finally issued them to registered car, truck and motorcycle owners. In the early days the state also required people to carry an registered aluminum disc on their front dashboard which was their vehicle registration. It was supposed to match the license plate they had on the back of the vehicle. The aluminum registration disc were discontinued in 1917. Today, each Illinois registered driver must have 2 license plates, registration stickers on the rear plate and a registration card, valid driver’s license and current auto insurance all in the vehicle when it’s being driven.

License Plate Requirements in Illinois

License plates are issued to all vehicle owners in the state of Illinois. The state law requires vehicle owners to have two license plates: one on the front and another on the rear. Apart from the standard plates, you can also apply for specialty plates and plates for disabled people. There is an added fee for the customized plates. Every vehicle owner in Illinois is required to apply for a license plate within 30 days after buying the vehicle. Vehicle owners in Illinois can apply for license plates in person, via mail or online.

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  1. Beverly Coleman says:

    My husband forgot license plate number how can he get it

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      Beverly, your husband will need to contact the Illinois DMV directly to inquire about his Illinois license plate number. Unfortunately we cannot lookup license plate information by name

  2. Lloyd Hargrove says:

    License plate P21 3292 (expired 8/2020) on a red Chevy Cobalt. Car appears to be abandoned in a Family Dollar Store parking lot of the Lakeshore area in Monroe, Louisiana. It’s been there quite a long time. I was just wondering if it had been reported as stolen.

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      Lloyd, you will want to contact the police and let them know there is an abandoned vehicle. Unfortunately this is not something we can assist you with. Please reach out if we can assist you with any public record inquiries in the future.

  3. Larry Allen says:

    Waiting for new B plates for my truck.

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      Larry, how can we assist you with our Illinois vehicle record resources?

  4. Not a Williams says:

    How can I track where my vertical is by licence plate number?.

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      Thank you for reaching out about our Illinois license plate blog. It’s unclear what you mean by vertical. Can you rephrase or elaborate on this so we can better assist you?

  5. RVownerinfo says:

    How would I get the owner\’s name of a rv? I have the plate# and also a vin#. Thanks

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      Unfortunately we cannot assist you with your Illinois license plate lookup inquiry, you will need to go through your state’s DMV directly with you concern.

  6. Legal Shield says:

    Can you please let me know who this plate belongs to?

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      Unfortunately we cannot provide that information for you “Legal Shield”. Please read through the DPPA and the Illinois privacy information and restrictions to find out more about our Illinois license plate lookup and vehicle records

  7. BARRY HINES says:

    I PURCHASED A 2003 MERCEDES S CLASS S430 FROM MY FATHER IN LAW A WEEK AGO, IN DOING A CAR FAX IT SHOWED A DISCREPENCY IN THE MILEAGE. ON 8/31/11 THE CAR WAS SOLD TO SOMEONE IN YOUR STATE WHEN IT WAS SOLD CAR SHOWED 51,702 MILES ON IT. 7 DAYS LATER I BELIVE THERE WAS A TYPO AT YOUR OFFICE AND 72,221 WAS ENTERED. I AM NOT POSITIVE OF THAT , BUT I DONT THINK THE CAR COULD HAVE BEEN DRIVEN 20,519 MILES IN 7 DAYS. I AM TRYING TO GET THIS SITUATION FIXED BEFORE I GET IT REGISTERED IN INDIANA. CURRENTLY I HAVE A TITLE THAT SAYS THAT IT IS ”BRANDED VEHICLE” WHICH COULD MEAN THAT IT WAS TOTALED IN AN ACCIDENT, OR MILEAGE ISSUE WHICH I KNOW IS THE PROBLEM. CAR FAX EVEN SAYS WITH ALL THE VEHICLES HISTORY THAT IT IS A CLERICAL ERROR. IF IT HELPS OUT ANY A TITLE NUMBER SHOWING ON CAR FAX IS ”’X1249685331”’ I AM SURE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND MY SITUATION ON THIS MATTER SINCE THIS TYPE OF TITLE WILL DECREASE THE VALUE OF THE VEHICLE. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU FEEL AS IF THIS SITUATION CAN BE FIXED, BY ME SENDING YOU THE HISTORY OF THE VEHICLE, AND ALL MILEAGES AT EACH DEALER. THANK YOU. I KNOW WITH THE COVID 19 SITUATION THIS CANNOT BE DONE OVERNIGHT, BUT I AM SURE YOU CAN GET ME STARTE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      Barry, thank you for reaching out about our Illinois license plate lookup blog. Your issue is not uncommon, this sounds like a data entry issue where someone from the DMV incorrectly entered the information from the sale of the vehicle which has resulted in incorrect information on your vehicle title. That being said, to correct this issue you can visit the CybervilleIllinois.com website, which is the official Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles website, download a form to correct your Illinois title information and mail it back in. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance

  8. Michele Walker says:

    This morning (10/10/2019) someone put a lost dog in their car on southbound route 45 close to the cross street of 45 and Townline Road. It was a black Infinity with a vanity plate that looks similar to GRFFFF or GRRRF. (He said he was a veterinarian.) Is there a way to track this person down? I’m concerned that he may have stolen this dog.

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      Michelle, if you are concerned about a theft with a vehicle you should contact the police and file a report with the limited license plate information you have. Unfortunately we cannot assist you with this matter.

  9. Jacqueline Moon says:

    Found keys with tag from a repair shop which had the Illinois lisvrncr numbet

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      You will want to contact the Illinois DMV about returning a set of keys with the license plate number you mentioned. Unfortunately we cannot supply you with any information with the information you’ve given us. You must read and agree to one of the select reasons in our DPPA in order to obtain any Illinois license plate information.

  10. John halloran says:

    It has been over 8 weeks for police memorial plates. My car has been parked for over 5 years I paid and the currency exchange said they should be here?

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      John, it definitely sounds like you should have obtained your Illinois Police Memorial Plates by now. Your best option to find out what has happened to your Illinois specialty license plates is to contact the Illinois DMV directly. They will be able to better assist you and if need be, issue you replacement Illinois specialty platesIllinois specialty platesIllinois specialty plates.

  11. Lenore Dabros says:

    I still have not received my license plates. They only gave me a temporary sticker. Plate number 3177775

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      Unfortunately we do not have any affiliation with the Illinois motor vehicle department which is managed by the Illinois department of state. You will have to contact them directly regarding your missing Illinois license plates.

  12. Kellie lewis says:

    I close a business late at night and have had a vehicle sitting in the parking lot with its lights off 2 times in the last week. I had my husband come up and he got his plate # and he took off. I’m concerned for my safety and the safety of my coworkers. The plate # 32615T it is a red chevy truck. Thank you

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      Kellie,

      I understand your concern. If you’re interested in running an Illinois license plate search you will need to agree to our terms and conditions first. You might also consider contacting your local Illinois Police to report this vehicle. Below is a link to perform a free Illinois license plate check.

      Illinois License Plate Number Lookup
      – Read and agree to terms and conditions of the license plate search
      – Enter the full license plate number and state of registration
      – Search results

  13. K murphy says:

    Just saw a municipal silver ford escape. It had a dog in back and a passenger in it also. If it is a municipal vehicle is this ok for it to be used as personal vehicle? Licence plate M186536. If its ok, disregard.

    1. squarryadministrator says:

      Hello Murphy,

      You are correct, a municipal or government vehicle is typically not to be driven for personal use. That being said, how are you certain it was being driven for personal use? Unfortunately our databases information on Illinois license plate numbers does not include government or municipal vehicles. Below is a link to better explain the uses of a government vehicle.

      https://www.usbr.gov/recman/FPMR/38-301.html

      Best Regards,

      The Search Quarry Team

  14. Bryan Jackson says:

    Im interested in buying this vehicle and just curious on the past history

Author: squarryadministrator
Last Updated: 2016-11-18

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