You can perform a vehicle title lookup by entering the vehicle identification number, or VIN, into a secretary of state's online database, if available. Individuals can also request title information at a local department of motor vehicles office by providing the VIN.
You can also obtain title information from the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System supported by the federal government. This agency provides vehicle history reports by the vehicle identification number. A fee may apply when requesting title or vehicle history information. Private businesses designated as providers by state and federal governments also host websites that provide vehicle history records for a fee.