How Do You Look up License Plate Numbers?

If you need to find information on a car owner whether through license plate numbers or other means, there are a few websites that can help.


How do these Websites Work?

The websites listed here are called third party information providers. These websites pull records from DMV, court, corrections, and vital statistics databases. This saves you from doing multiple Internet searches on your own and from driving around town to collect the information.

Since all of this information is public record and because of the Freedom of Information Act, you have every right to request this information on anyone you choose. Best of all, records are provided from across the nation.


People Public Records

If you go to, you can look up information on car owners by name, VIN, or license plate number. DMV reports include:

  • Car owner
  • License plate numbers
  • Registration and title information
  • Criminal driving records including
  • DUI arrest records and police reports
  • Mug shots
  • Car crashes
  • Suspension of driver’s license
  • Information on felonies and misdemeanors
  • Sex offender listings
  • Warrant information
  • Inmate records does not collect any information about the searcher, so when you run a report, the person will have no idea you looked them up. In fact, the individual you are searching for will not even know that anyone pulled a report.

It does cost to use Users of the website can choose from one-, three-, or a six-month membership, each with unlimited searches.


Search Quarry

The website allows users to search for information on car owners by typing in the VIN or license plate number. This website does not provide any bank, credit card, or social security number information. does charge monthly for their services. Users will not be able to see anyone’s social security number or credit information.


Vehicle Data Registry

At, you can search for owner information by using a VIN or license plate number. A lot of information is attached to a person’s driving record. This website may provide you with any or all of the following information:

  • Name
  • Full address
  • Telephone numbers
  • Vehicle history
  • Criminal records
  • Civil records
  • Property records
  • Vital records

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