North Carolina License Plate Lookup

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North Carolina License Plate Lookup Online

The process of performing a North Carolina license plate search has become a simple online task. To begin all someone needs to know is the full NC license plate number and enter it into the search form. Then, assuming there is a valid reason for running this plate search, the user will be directed to comply with state and federal privacy policies before obtaining the vehicle information they’re after. The final step is determining what information to access, maybe it’s the owner details, a vehicle history report, finding the status of the title, learning if the vehicle has been in a major accident or salvaged, the vehicle specifications or finding out if the odometer is accurate. If you find yourself stuck and need assistance you can reach out to support for help via phone, blog or email.

North Carolina Vehicle Records Might Include 

  • License Plate Owner Information 
  • Vehicle History Report  s
  • Options and Manufacturer Specifications  
  • Vehicle Title Check
  • Salvage and Junk Records  
  • Vital Statistics
  • Accident and Total Loss Records 
  • Odometer Verification 

Why Run a North Carolina Vehicle Record Search

  1. Verifying the history and value of a used car
  2. Motor vehicle and driver safety
  3. Theft or vehicle fraud
  4. Civil or criminal related processing
  5. Insurance purposes for a vehicle
  6. Statistical reporting for a vehicle
  7. Another specific allowed by North Carolina privacy laws

One of the most popular reasons that people run a NC vehicle record search via license plate search or VIN check is to verify a used car, truck, SUV, van, RV or motorcycle someone wants to buy. A quick North Carolina vehicle record search can offer a lot of insights into a used vehicle such as the history of a vehicle, if the title is clean or if it’s ever been in a major accident, or if the seller information matches the name on the vehicle documents. There are a multitude of reasons people use the vehicle record resources including being able to resource information on the fly from any device and being able to perform unlimited vehicle record searches in the member’s area.

Car Owner SearchMore About North Carolina License Plates

North Carolina, like many east coast states, started issuing license plates in the early 1900’s. Starting in 1907 NC license plates were required on all automobiles but they were not provided by the state. Each automobile owner was required to supply their own. It wasn’t until 1915 that North Carolina started issuing these plates and the first one’s were made of porcelain with the numbers painted on. Today, the state issues 2 license plates, made of aluminum that are required only on the rear of the vehicle with current tags.

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  1. Donna Chappell says:

    There used to be a page where you can search to see if a vanity plate name is available. Does that page still exist? I used it to search availability for both of mine several years ago. How can I tell if one is not in use so I can change a current plate?

  2. squarryadministrator says:

    William, we don’t have the ability to show you what is available as far as custom NC license plates go but we can search via the license plate number

  3. William Freshwater says:

    Would be nice to be able to just check for an available custom plate without giving so much information!

  4. squarryadministrator says:

    North Carolina Abandoned Vehicles

    If you want to report an abandoned vehicle in North Carolina or if an abandoned vehicle is on your property, you must first contact your local police and file a report. The police will come and take the NC license plate number and VIN and attempt to contact the owner’s of the NC registered vehicle. If it’s not possible to reach or get ahold of the NC license plate owner then it’s possible to take possession of the vehicle or have it towed off your property at the expense of the owner

  5. Paul Updegraff says:

    THR 9371 has been sitting in my parking lot for months with 2 flat tires, don’t want to have if towed.

  6. squarryadministrator says:

    Elvyn, you will need to reach out to the North Carolina DOT directly to inquire about your NC license plate tags. Unfortunately we do not have the ability to look this up for you as we are not affiliated with this government agency. You can contact them online or over the phone about your NC vehicle registration renewal

  7. Elvyn seymour Irwin says:

    Where is my tag. I had inspection and paid tax. Sent check three weeks ago. Check has not been cashed.

  8. squarryadministrator says:

    We apologize for your inconvenience when performing a NC license plate lookup Hillary. Please give us the name and email address you signed up with and we will issue you a full refund.

  9. Hillary says:

    I was misled. I typed in the license plate and paid the money to get the identity of the owner. And I received none of that information and was asked for another $10 for further information.

  10. Jennifer everett says:

    Liscense plate # dmp 2137 ran us off the road dont have a phone to call it in

Author: squarryadministrator
Last Updated: 2016-11-17

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