Getting Great New York License Plate Search Results is as Easy as 1-2-3
Updated on October 24, 2017
Whether you need to find out who’s responsible for that hit and run or you want to know who owns that car you’ve suddenly started seeing all over the place, a New York license plate search can answer your questions. The key, though, is to get legitimate information!
What To Look For
Luckily, getting the best search results is as easy as 1-2-3!
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Find out where the information is coming from
There are tons of places where the results of your New York license plate search COULD come from, but if you actually want information that’s accurate and current, you’ve got to get it from the New York Department of Motor Vehicles. Or, rather, your search team has to get it from there because “regular people” aren’t allowed to access their records.
The state has some pretty sensitive information stored for each license plate. In fact, their records say:
– Who the registered owner of the license plate is
– Where the registered owner lives
– When the license plate is going to expire
– What kind of vehicle is registered to the license plate (including the make, model, model year, and VIN number)
– Which lien holders — if any — are associated with the vehicle
But if you want to get your hands on this information, you need either a member of law enforcement or a licensed private investigator to get it for you because they’re the only ones the state will grant access to.
If you decide to work with a New York license plate search service that can’t access these records, you’ll likely wind up with search results that came out of their private database — which is a fancy way of saying that they managed to get records that are a few years old. Just think of what could have changed since then!
New York License Plate Lookup
2. Don’t rely on instant results
If you’re going to all of the trouble of looking up information about a specific New York license plate, you’ve obviously got a good reason for it. As a result, you’d probably like to get the information as quickly as possible. But if you rely on instant results, there’s a good chance you won’t actually get legitimate information!
Even the best licensed private investigator can’t get access to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles’ records, look through them, and pull out the information you need in just a few seconds! Here at Docusearch, we have the training and experience to make the search process as efficient as possible, and it will still take us a few hours to do all of this work for you. On the other hand, those instant results are a byproduct of automated software searching through a website’s private database. Yes, the same type of database we mentioned above, that’s likely full of old information! The software can spit out some information in a couple of seconds, but there’s no guarantee that it’s still accurate. And, to make things even riskier, there’s no actual humans on the other end double-checking things to make sure the software actually got it right. Yikes!
3. Take a close look at the price
Most of the New York license plate search websites out there offer their services for an incredibly low rate. Some of them even offer free searches! In most cases, they’ve got plenty of sexy sales copy that sounds too good to pass up. Unfortunately, these deals aren’t nearly as good as they seem.
Most of that sales copy typically fails to mention that those great prices only apply to the search itself. If you actually want to see the results, you’ll have to pay extra for them. In some cases, these websites will make you sign up for a pricey subscription just to see your search results. By the time all is said and done, you’ve spent way more money than you thought you were going to!
On the other hand, legitimate investigators will offer legitimate prices. For example, here at Docusearch, we make it clear that each of our New York license plate lookups can be done for a one-time fee of $39. Unlike those other websites, we won’t ask you for more money later. In fact, we’ll even give you your money back if we can’t get the information that you need! That’s a promise you’ll be hard-pressed to find on any of those random websites.
If you want the very best New York license plate search results — without any tricks or expensive surprises — you’ve got to work with the team of licensed private investigators at Docusearch!