License Plate Owner

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License Plate Owner Information

License plate owner information is typically very limited when performing license plate lookup. This of course varies from state to state. Since the motor vehicle departments are are state run agencies, each state will have varying rules and regulations on what owner information is available with a license plate search, this may include the vehicle owner’s name and contact information. This information may be available upon request if you meet the criteria for what is allowed when looking up this information. You will need to read through the terms of the license plate owner search, and select a valid reason, before obtaining any information. Other vehicle information that you can expect when performing a license plate search will be general vehicle manufacturer specifications, VIN data, vehicle history, recalls and safety information.

Even though license plate owner information is limited however, you can still find an abundance of vehicle information online. With a license plate lookup you can find the make and model of your vehicle, manufacturing data, interior and exterior options, engine type, computer and connectivity options, recall and safety information and much more. You will be able to find the VIN number and decode all of the 17 digits of the VIN number.

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With VIN number records you can find all the details of your vehicle. This will include; make and model, engine type, where it was manufactured, interior and exterior options, color, safety and recall information and dozens more. This is a great way to verify your vehicle or qualify a used vehicle you want to purchase. By performing a license plate search you will automatically get the VIN results when you use the form above. It’s also a good idea to verify that all your information is accurate so check your license plate number or vin number in the above form.

Driving Records Online

License plate and vehicle information are not the only DMV related records you can find online. You can also find; driving records, traffic citations, police records, arrests, court records, sentencings, DUIs online. All these public records can access these records from any device that has internet access.

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License Plate Owner Search - FAQs

Can I find the owner of a car with a license plate number?

Yes, it is possible to find out the owner of a license plate number. You can perform this search in person at the DMV, if you have a valid reason or you can also use the resources of a private investigator or 3rd party public record websites if it's permissible.

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  1. I am trying to locate my 2010 Kia Forte that was abandonded in Pulaski County Arkansas. Can you please help me with this matter due to the fact that my family is now without transportation and unable to obtain jobs, etc….

    1. You will need to contact the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration in Arkansas to inquire about an abandoned vehicle. Unfortunately we do not offer this service. If you are attempting to locate the Arkansas license plate owner of an abandoned vehicle then please read the instructions below. We hope this help you in your search for your abandoned vehicle.

      How to Find an Abandoned Vehicle

      1. Visit the DMV and request a copy of a vehicle title
      2. Have the VIN number available and proof of ID
      3. Show any documentation you may have on the vehicle
      4. See if you can legally purchase the vehicle back

  2. My husband bought a van a few months back. We went to register the van with DMV, but they need the prior owners name and address. I’ve been on a few sites but they all charge and I don’t want to just give money if I don’t get the info I need. Can’t DMV help locate the prior owner? Fresno, Ca

    1. Christina,

      Do you have the title for the vehicle or a bill of sale? If not you should go to the DMV and apply for a duplicate title for the van. This will have all the relevant information you need for the vehicle. Without a title or bill of sale the DMV will not have any evidence that the vehicle is yours so it might be difficult for them to register the van under your husband’s name.

      How To Get a Duplicate Title From The DMV

      1. Go to the DMV website or visit your local DMV office
      2. Complete the Statement of Facts Form
      3. Fill out the application for a Duplicate Title
      4. Pay the applicable fees. Processing can take several weeks

    1. Each car only has one license plate assigned to it, so the answer is no, the car dealer can not assign your license plate number to a different vehicle

    1. That sounds like a very suspicious operation if you cannot get a hold of a business owner that has possession of your Florida car. You should think about filing a police report and explaining your situation. Perhaps the Florida police department can assist you with the recovery of your car or perhaps look into the situation more for you

  3. I would like to find the true owner of a travel trailer left on my property in Florida.
    The tag number is all I have.
    Will running your search provide me with the owners Name and any info?

    1. Joseph, our license plate owner resources only work on motorized vehicles, unfortunately we do not have records on a travel trailer. You may want to reach out to the DMV directly to inquire about this trailer

  4. Purchased a camper lost the paperwork need to locate previous owner to get new copy of title so I can register it. Please advise what I can do
    Thank you

    Vicki cherico

    1. Josefa, we cannot lookup license plate numbers by person. You will need to contact your local DMV directly to inquire about your license plate number

  5. I bought a car from a lady and it\’s been 2 years because I was out of town and someone stoled all my paperwork for it and at the DMV they gave me a handful of papers to try and put like lost title and stuff but I know that the lady probably turned into sale sellers report so if she did then she should have that she sold the car to me so can you find it out by the license plate number if she put in a seller\’s report and if it was given to my me Josh with Dean dugent the license number is bcz 4512 thank youalso if I can get her name I can go and have her write a new bill of sale and maybe she has more paperwork on the car that and she or she can come with me to the DMV and I can get it into my name instead of having to wait forever thank you

    1. Joshua, you will need to figure this situation out directly through the DMV. Unfortunately our resources for license plate owner information will not be able to access the information you’re requesting

  6. I\’d like to know whether this lesson with stolen or vehicle stolen threaten my family in New York just trying to more information about the person ended or is driving it there Alabama now told my father on their coming backup here To cause problems my stepdaughter I don\’t know person but he will be travelling with my stepdaughters We don\’t have those What I don\’t need any trouble appear

    1. Bill, unfortunately we cannot directly assist you with your license plate owner inquiry. You might consider contacting the police and filing a report with them about the incidences with this driver

  7. The H.O.A. board, which I represent is trying to locate owner of a vehicle that has been sitting for over a week before we have it towed

  8. I got a flat tire and this guy stopped and helped me change the tire! I was on the phone with my son when this man pulled over. I gave my son the license plate# in case this guy hurt me! He was a complete gentleman. I only know his first name \”George\”! I would like to know his last name so I can send him a gift for being so kind and caring! License plate# 439579 Rhode Island. Can you have me please?

    1. Donna, we can appreciate your situation and wanting to thank the person that helped you however, unfortunately we cannot give out any license plate owner information through our blog. You must read through the terms of our search conditions as well as the privacy laws associated with your state before obtaining any license plate information.

  9. This is the license plate number mhm8785.I was the recently owner of this car wanting to see who is the new owner.

  10. I paid twice $5 for 7 days unlimited then an additional $15 when prompted and I still can’t find the owner of the vin# and license plate I provided.

    1. We are happy to refund your charges. Please allow a few days for this to be reflected on your bank statement

  11. Bought a 1967 Holiday Rambler pull trailer recently. Got a bill of sale but no title and we are trying to determine the vin number. The trailer was last registered around 88 (the expiration year is 88 on the plate) and the licence plate is WZ8855. We need to get all the info to get manuals and register the trailer currently.

    1. We would love to assist you with a license plate owner lookup however we only have vehicle record resources for cars, trucks, suvs, minivans and motorcycles. You will need to contact your local DMV directly to inquire about the additional documentation you’re looking for on your trailer. You will want to bring in your bill of sale, your driver’s license and any other documentation you received from the purchase of your trailer.

  12. hi, i dont want any info on the owner; i only want the vehicle make/model/year/engine type/trim info from the license plate. & i want it via an API so i can integrate it into my app. what the solutions/options for this?

    1. Sorry we cannot provide you with an API for our data stream. You will have to contact a data provider for this

  13. I have this man about late 50s and his told me his daughter wants to come visit him and he doesn’t know where he park her car so i thought he Wants to be best dad so I gave him my parking permit and I told him bring it back when she leave and he offered me some money and I said no I’m just letting you have until she leaves its okey so then he left and I never seen him again the wholeweek and I went to the parking and took a picture of the car and the license plate im thinking she still there so the next day she left and that’s it I never seen her dad or her but they still have my parking permit with them so is that okey to find them by license plate and ask them if they can mail my permit???

    1. Unfortunately that is not one of the acceptable reasons to run a license plate owner search. If you know any additional information about this person such as their first and last name, you can perform a people search and attempt to locate their address this way.

    1. Johnnie,

      You concern is understood and we can help you out with a vehicle license plate lookup however you will need to read and agree to the terms and conditions of our license plate search. You might also consider contacting your local police and reporting this if you feel that it’s a safety concern for your neighborhood.

  14. I got the licence plate of this white Chevy that was selling a tv that some guy on offer up last minute canceled and my dumbass being in a rush thinking itd be great for my mom didn’t even open it but it was not a tv when I got home so I want to find them before this goes on and I want my money back so can you please help?

    1. Rodger,

      We can certainly help you out with a license plate owner search however you will need to agree to our license plate search terms before you can access any information as this information. You might also want to contact the police and file a report if you feel that this is fraud. We don’t have an affiliation to any law enforcement agency so you will need to contact them directly.

  15. My son and I was hit by a vehicle and the lady fled the seen. I’m trying to find out who owns the vehicle and ive had no luck . Ohio plate GYN 6811

    1. Hello Michelle,

      You should contact the Ohio Police and file a “Hit and Run Report” immediately and then contact the Ohio BMV and do the same. This is a legal matter that will be best handled by the authorities. Below are some links to assist you in finding the relevant authorities to contact.

      https://www.searchquarry.com/dmv-finder/ohio-bmv-offices/
      https://www.searchquarry.com/police-and-sheriff-department-finder/ohio/

      Best Regards,

      The Search Quarry Team

    1. Hello Jose,

      Our record go back for quite a while depending on the state the vehicle was registered in. If you can provide us with the license plate number or VIN number we can lookup your vehicle records in our database.

      Best Regards,

      The Search Quarry Team

  16. Looking for a plate number of a vehicle that was park for 20yrs i did the search nothing came up
    i do have the tag number and the vin.

    1. Hello Jose,

      If you can provide us with the VIN or plate number we can do a more detailed search for you.

      Best Regards,

      The Search Quarry Team

  17. I have a license plate number, vin, and make of car. I would like to get the owners name and address as there was an accident..can you help me or should I go to the DOL?

    1. Hello Myrna,

      Thanks for reaching out. I would be happy to assist you with a vehicle license plate or vin number search however I cannot gurantee we’ll be able to locate the owner information. It seems that your situation is time sensitive so my recomendation would be to to contact the police and file a police report, especially if any injuries resulted. Then I would contact the motor vehicle department to proceed. If insurance companies are involved then it’s paramount that you go through the right channels to mitigate your situation. I have included some useful links below. Please reach out if there is any additional public record searches we can assist you with.

      https://www.searchquarry.com/dmv-finder/
      https://www.searchquarry.com/police-and-sheriff-department-finder/
      https://www.searchquarry.com/vin-decoder/

      Best Regards,

      The Search Quarry Team

    1. Hello Alana,

      In the member’s area when you do a license plate search it will nearly always give you the information for the vehicle including VIN and the vehicle specifications. Many times, ownership information does not come up on an initial search, and when this happens you can request assistance to find a license plate owner. At the bottom of your search results you will see the option to request assistance with your search.

      Please use the help page in the member’s area quickly get answers to any questions regarding your membership.

      Thank You,

      Search Quarry Team

      1. We were in a accident earlier today and the of the other vehicle was on the wrong and he had no insurance he got a ticket for no insurance cop tow his vehicle i wanted to know to if you tell me how I could find out the owner name of the vehicle so I could find out if thay have insurance thsnk you

        1. Hello Ann,

          Were you able to get a license plate number from the other vehicle? If so you could try searching that license plate number on our website. If your initial search provides you with results then you can search in our member’s area to try and locate the name of the license plate owner. However, this may not be necessary if a police report was filed. If you filed a police report then you should be able to contact the police department where the report was filed and get the information that you’re looking for. You were involved in the accident so you should be able to retrieve the information that you are looking for from the police department.

          You can check here to locate the nearest police department:
          https://www.searchquarry.com/police-and-sheriff-department-finder/

          Best Regards,

          SearchQuarry Team

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Last Updated: July 15, 2022

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