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License Plate Search

Don't get carried away by a salesperson's polished sales pitches and overpay for your new ride. Run a license plate search on the car yourself here now to learn about its history for free.

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Why License Plate Lookup?

Maybe you don't want your new ride to come with a hefty price tag for repairs down the line. Maybe you're just curious about how much that used vehicle is really worth. Whatever reason you have for wanting to know more about your vehicle's history, VINNumberLookup can help!

With our free license plate lookup tool, you can find out everything there is to know about any vehicle's key data—in just minutes!

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What Information Can a License Plate Search Dig up?

What Information Can a Free License Plate Search Dig up?

Did you think license plate searches are only for revealing car specifications like engine horsepower and oil capacity? You thought wrong.

License plate searches can help you discover a lot more. VINNumberLookup, in particular, helps you cut the clutter and gives you only important and relevant vehicle details, including:

  • Salvage history
  • Odometer records
  • Maintenance records
  • Insurance records
  • Vehicle usage
  • Repossession history
  • Accident history

Look up a License Plate Number for Free

You can look up a license plate number on VINNumberLookup at no cost. There is no need to sign up and no hidden fees will be charged.

Here's how to check via VINNumberLookup;

  • Click the Search button
  • We extract all information associated with the license plate
  • Get your search results
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How Can a License Plate Check Help You?

Protect you from possible scams

Shady sellers may trick you into buying stolen cars or one with a cloned VIN. A license plate lookup is one of the best ways of making sure you are not falling for such cheap tricks.

Ascertain market value

Some sellers may list a faulty or salvaged car for more than it should ordinarily cost. A vehicle history report helps you determine if the listed price is anywhere close to its market value.

Check recall status

A car can be recalled if one of its components is defective and poses a safety risk. A free license plate search helps you ensure that the vehicle you’re getting isn’t one of those.

Determine if it’s been used as collateral

The vehicle’s former user may have tendered the original vehicle’s title as collateral for a loan. A license plate lookup brings up lien records and can help you see if this is the case.

FAQs

  • How Do I Find a License Plate Owner?

    Simply enter the number plate in the search bar on VINNumberLookup. Click Start Search, and you should soon get a result report showing everything you need to know about the license plate owner. You should get the same results if you have the vehicle’s VIN instead. VINNumberLookup offers both search options - license plate and VIN lookup.

  • Is It Legal To Look Up Someone's License Plates?

    It is acceptable by law to look up license plate numbers as long as the information you get from this lookup can be extracted from a public record.

    One can only legally retrieve personally identifiable information for insurance purposes if they are providing notice to owners of towed cars in matters connected to vehicle theft and other Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) reasons.

  • Where Can I Locate the License Plate Number?

    Simple. Go out to the front or back of your vehicle, locate your license plates, and you should find the number written there. If for any reason, the license plates are not there or you suspect they may have been changed, you can confirm with some of the vehicle’s documents. The license plate number should be written in its registration, title, or insurance documents.

  • Where Do License Plate Search Results Come From?

    We have a database linked to so many vehicle data public records like vehicle manufacturers, repair shops, rental companies, junkyards, traffic agencies, and safety inspection agencies.

  • Do License Plate Lookups Differ From VIN Checks?

    Yes, they do. License plate lookups rely on a vehicle's plate number to determine its history while VIN checks rely on its VIN instead. However, their end goals are the same - getting a vehicle’s history report.

  • Is It Possible to Look up a License Plate Check On My Own?

    Yes, you can. But that’s tiring and requires much legwork since you’d have to contact every police department, insurance company, repair shop, junkyard, and traffic agency on your own to see if they have any record of the vehicle. Using a license plate number lookup tool like VINNumberLookup is by far the quickest and least-stressful way of doing it.

Run a License Plate Lookup for Free Now!

Run a License Plate Lookup for Free Now!

Getting a used car is quite tricky. You could be getting one for double its market value without knowing it. Get an idea of the vehicle's history via a license plate lookup and see if it’s worth the price. You can run one now for free on VINNumberLookup.

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  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • District Of Columbia
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Vermont
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
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  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
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  • West Virginia
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  • Wyoming