License Plate # Lookup – How to Search License Plate Numbers Online

 

How to search license plate numbers onlineOK, so you’ve got someone’s license plate number. Now what?

If you head online to try and track down the name and address behind it, you’ll find a near-endless array of promises from license plate lookup companies. They’ll offer things like “free license plate lookups”, “instant results”, and even “unlimited searches”.

Unfortunately, this is only good sales copy. These promises don’t actually work out in the real world!

Let’s start with the “free” part. Common sense should tell you that NOTHING is free. Sure, you might get your first license plate lookup done for free — but only after you sign up for a monthly subscription that definitely isn’t free. No matter what the ad says, you’re going to wind up spending money by the time all is said and done. And, adding insult to injury, the information you get will likely be worthless because these companies don’t bother to use up-to-date databases.

Let’s move onto the “instant results”. For all of you non-techies out there, in order to get instant information, the records must already be on the website’s server. But if you call the Department of Motor Vehicles in ANY state, they’ll tell you that current vehicle ownership records are NEVER sold to anyone who isn’t in law enforcement or a licensed professional. Since your potential database company doesn’t fit into either category, they’ll be stuck with what the Department of Motor Vehicles DOES sell — old records that don’t contain accurate ownership names and addresses.

What about those “unlimited searches” you’ve been promised?

A license plate lookup company may actually offer you unlimited access to its database. The only problem? Their database is made up of all those old, inaccurate records. Making matters worse, you usually have to pay a pretty penny to get this unlimited access. For the database company, it’s a good deal — you pay them a small fortune, and they give you garbage information. For them, it’s pure profit! For you, though, it’s a complete waste of time and money.

OK, so what do you do with that license plate number? Is there any way to get the REAL name and address behind it?

Yes!

To do it, though, you need to look for a team of investigators that are licensed to perform the search in your state. Docusearch only offers license plate lookups in states that we have direct access, currently 37 states (listed below). Each is searched by hand. That means you won’t get instant results. Some take a few hours while others; a few days.

Get more information regarding our license plate lookups or select one of the following available states: 


Remember, there is no subscription to buy or monthly commitment. You only pay for the search you need.

As long as you’ve got the right people doing the work, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that you’re getting accurate information that you can actually use!

 

 

 

27 Comments to “License Plate # Lookup – How to Search License Plate Numbers Online”

  1. Leticia Caceci, Legal Secretary

    I FOUND THE INFORMATION IN THE ARTICLE TO BE VERY INTERESTING AND TRUE. OUR FIRM, THE LAW OFFICES OF KENNETH BUSMAN, ESQ., HAVE UTILIZED THIS OPTION TO SEEK OUT PERSONS WHO WE HAVE OTHERWISE BEEN UNABLE TO LOCATE, (E.G., SKIPPED COURT DATES, CHILD SUPPORT, LEGAL MATTERS, ETC.), AND HAVE FOUND IT MOST HELPFUL FOR OUR INVESTIGATIONS.

    MANY THANKS KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

    LETICIA CACECI, LEGAL SECRETARY
    WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK

  2. Linda Michel White

    I’d like to know why only certain states are in the database? For instance, how do I find the owner of a tag number in Illinois?

  3. admin

    Linda, Thank you for your question. First, let me say that Docusearch.com does not utilize a database for the license plate lookup. We obtain the results directly from the State DMV through contractual agreement. In this fashion, we can guarantee that results are accurate and current. Unfortunately, Docusearch.com does not maintain agreements with every state, but we’re working on it! Currently we have access to 26 states and counting.

  4. Darragh

    Some fo these sites are scams.I tried with one called members.login.org. I woudl use docusearch.

  5. Kaye Irby

    I am trying to find specific information about an individual by the last license plate number that I have, however, they may have purchased another vehicle and traded in their old plates for new plates.

    This person has also, moved and placed everything in a trust, corp., or LLC to conceal both their properties and whereabouts.

    What I looking to confirm is their primary address and the vehicles owned if at all possible. This is for civil case of fraud.

    Or, would you have any other suggestions upon how to accomplish this when they conceal everything they own in a corporation or trust?

    Thank You,

    Kaye

    P.S. I also, have their drivers license number and DOB.

  6. admin

    Kay,

    Thank you for your question. Researching an old license plate will only return the address associated with the old plate, and is therefore useless. To locate a new address when all you have is the subject’s name and old address, you should explore one of three searches, depending on the date of relocation. Either the Locate by Previous Address Search, the Skip Trace Search or the Verified Address Search. To understand the use of each of these searches, please read the article Locate Search Quick Reference Guide.

  7. admin

    This does not sound like a permissible purpose to obtain a SSN.

  8. Carolyn

    If I purchase this service to find out the address of the license plate holder, it is for personal reasons. What permission should I use to request this?

  9. admin

    We cannot advise you regarding the selection of a permissible purpose. This is something you must do in accordance with DPPA.

    Good Luck!

  10. Joe

    can you find plate info for the state of IL ?

  11. Serena

    Can you locate plate information for the state of Oregon?

  12. admin

    Sorry, no. We only search states that we have direct access to the DMV computer. This way we can guarantee accurate, current information.

  13. Jackie

    Will a search bring up all the owners of that plate or just the current one?

  14. admin

    For most states, only current registration information is available. For several states, there is an option (in the shopping cart) to receive vehicle histories, when available.

  15. JIM CONWAY

    CAN YOU OBTAIN A OWNERS INFORMATION FROM A LICENSE IN THE STATE OF ALABAMA ? THANKS.J

  16. admin

    Sorry, no. We only offer license plate searches for states we have direct access to.

  17. Clarence D Elliott, Jr.

    Will the search go back to 1969 ? Thank you.

  18. admin

    Results will include current registration information only.

  19. RED BULL

    Will I get a refund if you guys cannot find my license plate search? I am trying to reverse-search a plate in florida.

  20. admin

    Because our results come directly from the requested state, if we cannot find your license plate, then it is not registered in the state or the incorrect license plate number was submitted.

  21. Derek FORD

    Is there access to the Oklahoma registration database? I need to research a hit and run to prosecute.

  22. admin

    We only offer vehicle registration searches (plates) for state that we have direct access to the DMV computer. Unfortunately, Oklahoma is not currently one of those states.

  23. May Briggs

    Does this support license plate lookup for owners information in Washington State?

  24. admin

    We only offer license plate searches for states that we have direct access to with their DMV. Unfortunately, Washington state is not currently available.

  25. Matt

    Can you find an address for a partial plate number with the owners last name and make/model of the vehicle?

  26. admin

    Sorry, no. We require the full and complete license number to search. No partial plates. We are charged by the state for every search attempt.

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