- A full vehicle history report
- Specifications and options of the vehicle
- License plate owner information
- Vehicle title verification
- Salvage and accident records
- Odometer verification
- Vital vehicle statistics
- NHSA recalls and safety warnings
- Emission and safety records
Popular Reasons to Run a New Hampshire License Plate Lookup
- Used vehicle research for potential buyers in New Hampshire. With more than 550,000 registered vehicles in New Hampshire, according to the DMV in 2023, the used vehicle market is booming. Those researching a used car, truck or SUV might want to confirm the vehicle’s history, including previous owners, any incidents or accidents, recalls, and any potential liens on the vehicle.
- New Hampshire police often run plate numbers in cases of a hit-and-run accidents, as well as auto insurance agencies that run their own separate investigations. It can be helpful in finding the registered New Hampshire vehicle owners in these types of situations.
- Another popular use of running a plate number is to report a suspicious vehicle near your property. Reporting the license plate number and make and model of the vehicle can be very helpful for the police to follow up on as well as the neighborhood watch, so they can keep tabs on vehicles that are potentially stalking a neighborhood.
- If your vehicle is stolen, providing the license plate number to law enforcement can help in its recovery. Digital license plates also offer an added measure of enforcement as they can be updated in real time to show that the vehicle has been stolen and a digital license plate can be tracked more easily.
- Attorneys or private detectives may need this information for cases involving vehicles, like traffic accidents, insurance disputes, or skip tracing those that have fled legal or financial obligations.
- Vehicle insurance companies can quickly verify vehicle details like previous damage, ownership history, previous accidents and mileage to finalize policy rates.
- Toll violations is another use where automatic license plate readers on toll roads can scan a license plate number to issue a citation on vehicles that have violated toll regulations or other traffic laws.
- NHTSA recalls and reported vehicular safety issues can be very helpful to research. If you own or want to buy a used vehicle with a recall, you may need to look up the vehicle by plate number or VIN.
- Repossession companies may use this information to locate vehicles that need to be repossessed due to non-payment of loans. With the plate number they can quickly locate the address of the registered New Hampshire vehicle owner.
- Charities that accept vehicle donations may want to verify the vehicle’s condition and history before accepting it.
- Lastly, vehicle enthusiasts may just want to decode a plate number to know more about a vehicle they’re interested in.
License Plate Rules of New Hampshire
New Hampshire requires that everyone that drives a vehicle has current registration, proof of auto insurance and a current driver’s ID on them while driving at all times. It is also mandatory that anyone that purchases a new or used vehicle get new plates and documents within 30 days of the purchase. Once you file your paperwork, such as the bill of sale and title transfer form, for the first time you will be sent new license plates and tags. One of the license plates needs to be displayed in the front and one in the rear of the vehicle, the one on the rear of the vehicle must display the vehicle tags. You will also be given a temporary license plate until your new New Hampshire plates arrive in the mail. You can also apply for personalized or specialty plates for an additional fee. As of January 2023, New Hampshire offers over 50 different types of specialty plates for various organization, non-profit charities, and veteran plates to name a few.
Driver Privacy Rules For Accessing New Hampshire Vehicle Records
While New Hampshire vehicle records can provide a multitude of beneficial information, it’s essential to understand the privacy issues that go with accessing certain parts of a person’s vehicle record. Personal information is strictly enforced and only certain permissible reasons are allowed for certain entities to access New Hampshire vehicle owner information.