Free License Plate Lookup

Free License Plate Lookup

Enter and search your license plate below to get a free vehicle history report

“Can I get a vehicle history report with a license plate number?” Yes, a car’s license plate number is linked to its VIN in public vehicle records. You can search the records of over 268 registered vehicles in the United States. With’s 100% free license plate lookup, you can check whether a used car, truck or SUV has hidden problems.

What is a license plate number?

The state DMV assigns the license plate or registration number to a vehicle upon registration. This unique number is embossed or surface-printed on a metal or plastic plate. To identify the vehicle, the plate is mounted on the front and rear or at the rear of the vehicle. Most states have their own distinctive color scheme, logo, and registration number format for license plates.

The Washington, D.C. city government, the federal government, and some Native American tribes issue special license plate numbers. If you want to choose the letter/number combination, you may order for custom license plates or vanity plates.

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Where does Get Vehicle Information? regularly gathers vehicle data linked to a VIN or license plate number into its large database. We tap into a vast network of government, auto industry and non-profit sources. By making this database searchable, we give you free access to one of the most complete sources of vehicle information.

What Can I Get from a Free License Plate Lookup?

You can get a vehicle history report with the following information:

  • Complete NMVTIS vehicle history report
  • Market value
  • Vehicle specifications
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Safety rating
  • Warranty or manufacturer recall
  • Indicators of potential auto fraud and theft:
    • title history
    • brand history
    • salvage or total loss history
    • odometer reading License Plate LookupIn some cases, our free license plate lookup may pull up records for more than one vehicle. Based on vehicle information and other details, you should be able to identify which record pertains to the target car.’s Free Resources on License Plates

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For answers to the most common questions about renewing your current registration and about license plates (how to apply, renew, replace tags, cost of license plates) at your state’s DMV, click on your state below: