Tennessee License Plate Lookup

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Tennessee License Plate Lookup Tool

Anyone in Tennessee with an internet connection and a smartphone or computer can lookup license plate information with the SearchQuarry.com Tennessee License Plate Lookup Tool. This resource gives people access to vehicle related information on the fly from any device. The process of using this tool is simple. First, enter the full TN license plate number into the search form. Next, select an acceptable reason to perform your plate search, only certain reasons are allowed to access specific vehicle information such as owner details, according to state and federal privacy laws. Then after you’ve successfully completed those couple of steps you can access vehicle information such as owner info, vehicle history reports, title checks, vital vehicle statistics and more. The SearchQuarry.com license plate search tool is unofficial and intended for verification uses. This service is not provided by any motor vehicle dept. in Tennessee.

Reasons To Run a Tennessee Vehicle Record Search

There are a lot of  reasons people want to lookup vehicle information in Tennessee. It can be a person researching a used car they want to buy, someone trying to find owner details for specific reasons, a person that wants to know the title status of a car, and the list goes on. The most popular reason people want to lookup a Tennessee vehicle record is when they want to know more about a used car they want to buy. With a VIN or TN license plate search a person can obtain the information necessary to make an educated decision about a used car, especially if not all the details or history of the vehicle were disclosed by the seller. Important questions can be answered discretely by the potential buyer such as, is the vehicle title clean or salvaged or junked, or if there were any major accidents or safety issues. A quick Tennessee vehicle record search answer all those questions and it can be done on the fly with any device.

What You Can Find With a Tennessee License Plate Check Online

  • Owner Information For That Car  
  • A Complete Vehicle History Report  
  • Vehicle Options and Manufacturer Specifications  
  • Vehicle Title Verification  
  • Salvage and Junk Records  
  • Vital Statistics of The Vehicle  
  • Accident and Damages Records  
  • Total Loss Records 
  • Odometer Verification 

Types of Tennessee License Plates

  • Antique and Vintage Auto License Plates
  • Clubs and Special Organizations
  • Collegiate
  • Standard Tennessee Plates
  • Emergency and Safety
  • Environmental and Conservation
  • Fraternity or Sorority
  • Tennessee Hospitals
  • Military and Memorial
  • Sports Teams
  • Tennessee Arts Commission
  • Wildlife/Animal

Car Owner Search

A Brief History Lesson About Tennessee License Plates

Tennessee began the process of making automobile owners have visible license plates in 1905 however, it wasn’t for another ten years that the state issued them. From 1905-1910 automobile owners were required to provide their own. The original TN plates were a dark blue with embossed white numbers on them and today there are a multitude of TN plates that come in all different designs and colors.

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Tennessee License Plate Search FAQs

Can I run a Tennessee license plate search?

You sure can, with 3rd party public record websites, like SearchQuarry.com, you can lookup vehicle information with a Tennessee license plate number as well limited owner information as long as you have a valid reason.

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  1. squarryadministrator says:

    Scott, you may want to contact the Tennessee DMV to discuss this or perhaps legal counsel since this sounds like it could be a situation where someone might have a fake license plate that you’re getting in trouble for so that you can have your parking violation removed.

  2. Scott Taylor says:

    I have received a parking violation from a parking company in Nashville. I’ve never been to the parking facility. The picture of the violator is a completely different vehicle than mine but the Tennessee standard plate has the same number as my ‘American Eagle Foundation’ plate.
    The parking company refuses to dismiss the ticket and associated fines. Just trying to find the legit owner of this SUV.
    My tag is registered to a older model pickup. Thank you for any help.

  3. squarryadministrator says:

    John, we only allow certain reasons, as outlined in our terms of service and according to the PA state privacy laws. You must first read through this to verify if your reason is within the guidelines provided for you in our Tennessee vehicle record resources

  4. john mccain says:

    As an HOA board of directors’ member, I get many complaints of vehicles parking on our public streets. Our city codes and our covenants allow only 4 vehicles per single family dwelling….some have as many as seven. I would like to run the tags to determine the registered address of the owner to determine if the vehicle belongs to a household member or a person who rents a room. Do you provide such service?

    thank you

  5. squarryadministrator says:

    Brian, unfortunately our Tennessee license plate lookup resources only work on vehicles that were manufactured in the last 30 years. You will need to contact your local motor vehicle department to inquire about your question

  6. Brian Reid says:

    I found an old picture of an individual leaning against an old car (40s?) with the license plate of the car in view. We have tried to identify the individual but no luck so far. The license plate # is 55-791. The ’55’ identifies it as a car registered in Smith County, TN at the time.

    Is it possible to ID the car owner from the license plate to possibly identify the person in the picture?


  7. squarryadministrator says:

    Beth it is unclear how we can assist you with this Tennessee license plate lookup? It sounds like you should leave this matter to the police as it can be potentially very dangerous. Please reach out if we can assist you with a public record search in the future.

  8. Beth loomis says:

    I know someone who is selling drugs from her home. She has moved from the address I have in my phone book. I know for a fact she smokes marijuana in her car and she is transporting drugs from Columbia to to Nashville and the surrounding areas. She has two children and I worry about their safety. I want to give as much information to the police as possible and I don’t know if the license plate number will help track her down more quickly.

  9. squarryadministrator says:

    Christopher, how exactly can we assist you with your Tennessee license plate lookup? If you are concerned about someone stalking you then you might want to reach out to the police and report this SUV and it’s TN license plate number to them so they can follow up

  10. Christopher Hoover says:

    The SUV has been watching my house

  11. squarryadministrator says:

    Our VIN check resources need 17 digits, which is standard on newer vehicles, in order to decode the VIN and give you any Tennessee license plate or vehicle information. That being said, there are other resources you might want to reach out to such as Carfax that can decode older VIN numbers

  12. Terry Mullins says:

    Can someone help me with vin number D7fh394307 . I have a copy of a Tennessee title with this vin number and title number 28870682 and control number 2883531. The date of issue was 03-11-82 in Hendersonville, Tn. It has Conway Twitty’s name on the title. Can you please verify this for me.
    Thank you, Terry

  13. squarryadministrator says:

    In Tennessee you can have up to 7 characters on your personalized license plate. Click here for more information about Tennessee Specialty & Personalized License Plates.

    Tennessee Personalized License Plates

    1. Fill out Tennessee personalized license plate form
    2. Select your top 3 choices for personalized plates
    3. Enter your name, address & current plate number
    4. Pay the $70 annual fee for personalized plates
    5. Processing may take several weeks

  14. Michelle says:

    What is the specific number of digits and or letters in a TN license plate? I just moved from CA and see different kind of plates. Im getting a new car in about a month and wanted a personalized license plate. In california the plates have 7 spaces to personalize a license plate. Is there an option like that here in TN? If so how many spaces on the license plate..?

    Hard to get a hold of the DMV. I call and wait for 40 minutes until they just hang up, so i call over and over again..

  15. squarryadministrator says:

    Hello Kenneth,

    If you have the Tennessee license plate number or VIN number we can assist you with a license plate lookup. Unfortunately we cannot locate a vehicle by your name. The other option is to contact the Tennessee Department of Revenue ( Motor Vehicle Department ). Please let us know if we can be of additional assistance to you.


    Best Regards,

    The Search Quarry Team

  16. Kenneth says:

    Hunting number on a car I owner took it thru Panamanian canal on a navy ship I believe it in Florida

  17. squarryadministrator says:

    Hello Scott,

    We don’t offer these types of services however I did some research for you and found what you are looking for. I have included a link below for you to apply for the “Donate Life” license plate in Tennessee. Please reach out if there are any other Tennessee license plate number questions we can answer for you.


    Best Regards,

    The Search Quarry Team

  18. Scott Masch says:

    We would love to get a donate life plate for our new car. These plates were not available in the past. I am a survivor of 2 donated organs, one from my wife. Please let us know how to apply for this plate.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

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