How Do You Perform a Vehicle Title Number Lookup?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 28, 2020 8:57:45 PM ET

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.

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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.