Tracing the ownership of a vehicle can be done by the registration number of the vehicle, the license plate, the name of the owner or by the Vehicle Identification Number. To find this information, it is necessary to place a request with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).Continue Reading
In some cases, the department will be able to give out vehicle owner information directly from an office branch, but recent laws have limited the ability to do so. Often it is necessary to file a claim form that states the reason for the request. It will then be reviewed by an official within the DMV who will approve or deny the request.
It is also possible to seek out private organizations who will be able to retrieve vehicle owner information more quickly and discreetly, though they will charge significantly more than the DMV.Learn more about DMV & Records
Although there are a number of companies that offer to look up the owner of a vehicle by its license plate number, running a license plate check on someone is illegal in all circumstances, according to the DMV. This is prohibited by the Drivers Privacy Protection Act of 1994.Full Answer >
To find the VIN number of a car with the owner's name, use a reverse look-up service such as That's Them, which typically only requires the full name of the vehicle owner. To obtain more accurate results, precise information, such as a physical address, phone number or email address, may be necessary.Full Answer >
To search for car registration, begin by locating its Vehicle Identification Number, or VIN, and contacting a DMV office. Ask the state office to track the car's registration, and be prepared to fill out documentation and pay a small fee.Full Answer >
By looking at the 10th digit on the Vehicle Identification Number sequence, one is able to determine the year of the vehicle, explains Jalopnik.com. The code used for the year the car was manufactured has varied since 1980.Full Answer >