New York License Plate Lookup

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How To Lookup a New York License Plate

In the United States, most vehicle related records are public domain which means anyone can view them. A New York license plate lookup can reveal a lot of information about a vehicle such as the history of the vehicle, vehicle specs, owner information, run a vehicle title search and find out if the vehicle has any major issues that someone should be aware of. The process of running a NY license plate number search begins by entering the full plate number into the search field. The second step is determining the use and intent of the vehicle information request, there will be a list of acceptable reasons as required by state and federal laws. Once those fields have been satisfied, results will be made accessible depending on what is made available by New York. This license plate lookup service is unofficial and intended for verification purposes only, this is not a service offered by any motor vehicle dept. If you decided to register with our member’s area, you can have access to unlimited license plate and VIN searches as well as other criminal and background record information. If you encounter any questions or difficulties with your search you can reach out to our customer support team via phone, email or blog and someone will assist you with your inquiry.

Car Owner SearchReasons For Performing a NY License Plate Lookup

A New York resident may need to perform a license plate search for many reasons. Some examples of allowable reasons can be for public safety related reasons, antifraud activities, civil or criminal cases to name a few. You’ll still need to read through the specific reasons to verify you’re intent for this search follows the guidelines set out by the relevant privacy laws of NY. Once you run your search make sure to cross reference your information
Another instance when a driver may find a license plate lookup useful is if they are interested in purchasing a vehicle in a private sale and want to find out its history before deciding whether or not to buy it. A license plate number search or VIN search can access the history of the vehicle, all the vehicle specifications and if the vehicle title is clean. These are all important factors when determining the true value of a used vehicle before purchasing it. Many sellers wittingly or unwittingly omit details of a car when selling it and it’s up to the buyer to do their due diligence to make sure they’re getting a good value and if there is anything majorly wrong with the vehicle. One example is someone using the service from, runs a NY license plate lookup and finds out the car they want to purchase has a salvaged title. This means that the car was in a major accident or had something majorly wrong with it at some point. This could dramatically affect the value of the vehicle as well as it’s safety. If the buyer was not made aware of this by the seller then it could be a big problem but by running a search through that buyer is now more informed and can make a more educated decision.

Results of a New York License Plate Lookup

  • Vehicle Specification
  • Vehicle History Report
  • Vital Statistics
  • Photos and Videos
  • Vehicle Owner Information
  • Vehicle Title Information
  • Odometer Verification

New York Vanity License Plates

Specialty license plates have become very popular in NY state. Passenger and commercial plates can be made up of 2-8 characters, while motorcycle plates allow for 2-6 characters. These customized, or specialty plates, come in a variety of colors and options, including non-profit organizations, veteran plates and many other options. They are

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  1. Marc Bouttenot says:

    I was introduced to Dave, the driver and possible owner of this vehicle. I forgot his last name. He is doing some work for my son-in-law and he also doesn’t remember Dave’s last name. I just thought I could find out without the embarrassment of asking him again.

  2. squarryadministrator says:

    Florence, our NY license plate information only goes back around 30 years, this is much older than the records we keep on file. You might want to reach out to the NY DMV directly for your inquiry.

  3. Florence M. Morgan-Thom says:

    I would like to know the owner of a 1927 New York License Plate. I have a photo of two young men sitting on a running board of a car with this plate. I believe they are family. If you could help me out it would be greatly appreciated.

  4. squarryadministrator says:

    Martha, you can visit the NY DMV website and request to have your license plates replaced. They may ask you to drop off your old license plates or mail them in.

    How to replace a damaged NY license plate

    Go to the New York DMV website and fill out an application for replacement of a license plate. This is a form that will just replace your existing damaged NY license plate with new license plates. There will be a nominal cost of $20 and you can mail in your old license plates. Your new NY license plates will be mailed to you in 4-6 weeks

  5. Martha Desmond says:

    My liscense plate in the back has peeled off and is flapping in the wind. I guess I need them both replaced. How do I go about doing that now with Covid restrictions in place?

  6. squarryadministrator says:

    Emre, you can return the old license plate to the New York DMV. You can go online and look to where you can mail it back to the DMV or drop it off to your local NY DMV office

  7. emre husmen says:

    when I renew registration I did order the new plate also and its arrived and I replace it where and how I can return the old plate ?

  8. squarryadministrator says:

    Thank you for reaching out about our NY license plate lookup, please let us know how we can assist you. Typically when there is a vehicle parked where they shouldn’t be parked on private property, you can leave a note, contact property management or have the police come and issue a notice or citation.

  9. T Smith says:

    Vehicle parked in private lot

  10. squarryadministrator says:

    You should contact the NY police about this matter. Unfortunately there is not much we can do since we don’t have an affiliation with law enforcement.

  11. Mike Caprice says:

    This is car is been habgingnout on every night at West 151 between broadway and amsterdam. He even tried to hit someokne with his car. He’s been there all week

  12. squarryadministrator says:

    Your best bet is to contact the police about this matter. We do not have an affiliation with the NY police department so you will want to reach out to them and explain your case and see how they can assist you.

  13. Bryan Daza says:

    Hello. I was supposed to meet up with a kid to buy an
    Xbox One S for $220. He left me with a piece of a printer equipment. I saw a picture of him with the license plate, but I’m unsure if it’s his, his parents or a neighbor. HUV 1677 is the plate from NY. I assume it’s not his car, but maybe a relative of his. We were meeting up to exchange his Xbox One S for $220, but when I got home it was only a piece of printer and empty boxes. I’m wondering if I can do anything about him robbing me.

Author: squarryadministrator
Last Updated: 2016-11-18

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