Virginia Car Title Search

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Name Phone Number License Plate VIN

How to Run a Virginia Car Title Search

When looking to run a Virginia car title search there are a multitude of online resources, such as You will need the 17 digits of your car’s vehicle identification number which can be found in a multitude of locations including your Virginia car registration, car title and stamped on the car itself in multiple locations. Then you will simply enter the VIN into the required field and let the online resource search the VIN and decode it for you. There is typically a nominal fee for the vehicle history report, which also includes the vehicle title search, and you will then be prompted to download or print the report for your reference. One of the main reasons people run a Virginia vehicle title search, or vehicle history report, is because they are in the market to purchase a used car, truck, SUV or motorcycle. It’s an important part of the buying process to find out if there are any pre-existing conditions that can cause potential safety issues or costly repairs down the road. Running a Virginia vehicle title search before purchasing a used vehicle is similar to running a background check on a potential employee that you might want to hire. It’ll give you an objective overview of what you will be purchasing.

Virginia Car TitleWhat You Might Find With a Virginia Car Title Search

Since a Virginia vehicle title search is part of the vehicle history report you can find out information such as; is the vehicle title clean or salvaged, have there been any major accidents, is there a recall on that vehicle, are there any safety concerns, some limited vehicle owner and license plate information, and verification that you are purchasing that exact vehicle and not engaging in some kind of fraudulent purchase. There are a multitude of reasons to run a Virginia car title search, all of which can offer some peace of mind that you are getting a good value for your money. Another benefit of using an online resource, like, to run the car title search is that all searches are anonymous and confidential, so no one will know you’ve looked up the vehicle they’re trying to sell. This keeps this part of the car buying process honest and ethical, it’s good to do your own homework and not just take someone’s word on it.

How to Get a Duplicate Virginia Car Title

Car Owner SearchAnyone that needs to obtain a duplicate Virginia car title should visit the Virginia DMV website and make a request for a duplicate or replacement car title with this department. They are the only agency that will issues a certified duplicate vehicle title in the Commonwealth of Virginia. You will need to signup for a Virginia DMV account, which means providing them with your full name, VA driver’s license number or social security number and date of birth. Once you’ve completed this sign up process you can apply for your duplicate Virginia vehicle title online. There will be a nominal fee to pay and a duplicate copy of your title will be mailed to you in a few weeks after processing.

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What can I find out from a Virginia car title search?

You can find out if the Virginia car title is clean or salvaged, the vehicle history, if there have been any major accidents, recalls and safety issues and some limited license plate and owner information.

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    Wilhelm, our Virginia vehicle title resources do not go that far back unfortunately. Our VIN search can only resource vehicles manufactured in the last 30-40 years. It’s also important to note that some older vintage vehicles were not transferred by the DMV into a digital format. You may want to consult the Virginia DMV to find out more about your specific vehicle

  3. says:

    my name is
    Wilhelm Kuehnis from switzerland.
    3 years ago, I bought a Ford Model A from 1929. The only paper I have is a title from Virginia.
    Now I have restored it an the car and I would like to pass our vehicles control.
    For this reason, I would like to have as much data as possible about all the previous owners.
    Can you please help me on this?

    There is also a number on the side of the title: A5805465

    Thanks a lot for your help
    Wilhelm Kuehnis

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    We sold a car from Virginia to A dealership in Florida but we never received the electronic title before selling. It is impossible to reach a liver person with DMV in Virginia. We are in Florida and can’t go in person. So after the dealership agreed to the price, they too couldn’t get the title to transfer to Florida from Virginia. So we went on the dmv Virginia website and thought we could transfer the electronic title to the Florida dealership. We began by telling the website the vehicle is sold, expecting the next page to ask to whom, for how much, mileage, etc. instead nothing.. it simply took the vehicle off the acccount, and now we have no idea how to transfer the title to the dealership in Florida. When we go back onto the dmv website, the car is no longer listed, except in the history section saying it was sold. Any suggestions? What or how can the Florida dealership get the title?

  6. says:

    I need the original title of my Toyota Yaris 2008 vehicle. I have moved to NY and they will not accept copies of the title but only the original title.
    Thus, I am soliciting that my original title of the Toyota Yaris 2008 with VIN JTDBT903181216976.
    I need the original copy in order to register the can in NY.
    They will not accept a copy or a fax or an email of it.
    Thank you in advance for your assistance.

  7. says:

    Kenneth, in order to run a proper Virginia vehicle title search we will need the 17 digit VIN in order to proceed

  8. says:

    Looking for vin # for 1974 doublewide trailer only info I can find is the serial number which is D27224

  9. says:

    Dean, you will want to start by contacting the Virginia DMV directly about how to obtain a VA car title for your vehicle with just a bill of sale

  10. says:

    Dan, we do not know that specific information. It’s probably been quite a while since the state of Virginia has issued car titles

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    When did Virginia start to issue car titles?

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    Larry, your date of purchase should be on your Virginia vehicle title if you have that in your possession otherwise, you can contact the Virginia DMV. For your convenience, the VA DMV phone number is 434-352-5547

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    trying to find out when i bought this car

Last Updated: 2020-11-11

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