Arkansas License Plate Lookup

Free Arkansas License Plate Lookup

Search your Arkansas license plate and get a free complete vehicle history report including: salvage status, theft or accident records, recalls and more!

Shop for used cars safely in Arkansas. Get to know any vehicle’s history by running free VIN lookup or license plate check. Wherever you are, you can run the Arkansas license plate lookup or VIN check to get an absolutely free car report. collects Arkansas vehicle data and other information from government agencies and the auto industry across the United States. We offer a comprehensive report that includes:

  •    Market Value
  •    Vehicle Specifications
  •    Equipment Details
  •    Fuel Efficiency
  •    Safety Rating
  •    Inspection Checklist
  •    Current Warranty
  •    NMVTIS Vehicle History Report

Arkansas License Plate, Title and Vehicle Registration

Arkansas License PlatesNew and used vehicles must be registered and titled within 30 days of the date of ownership. New residents are also given 30 days to register their vehicles. Make sure to complete the title/registration process within the allotted time frame at any any state revenue office. The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) Office of Motor Vehicle penalizes late applications. For your convenience, you may also pre-register your car.

Arkansas requires only a single rear license plate for each car. The plate’s serial format usually consists of three numbers and three letters, although different plate types may carry different serial formats.

How to Transfer License Plates in Arkansas?

Generally, you can transfer a license plate between vehicles that you own if you have the current registration certificate. Visit the Vehicle Tag Renewal page of Arkansas DFA to know more about plate transfer.

How to Get a Vehicle Title in Arkansas?

Start the title application by completing the registration/title form at a revenue office within Arkansas. Submit the following to complete the registration:

  • Proof of payment of all personal property taxes.
  • Proof of auto insurance.
  • Receipt for registration fees
  • Proof of ownership (with signatures of all owners if under shared ownership)
  • A signed copy of your lien agreement (for a currently leased or financed used car)
  • Odometer disclosure statement for vehicles in operation for less than 10 years
  • Proof of VIN verification for vehicles bought outside Arkansas with a salvage brand or similar designation
  • Proof of assessment by your county assessor within the current year (or proof that it’s listed for assessment

Upon completion of your registration and/or title application, your car’s title status can be identified online using the government’s Title Status Lookup.

You may also apply for replacement of a damaged or missing title at the Department of Finance and Administration. Secure the last registered owner(s) signatures so that your application can proceed smoothly. The entire process may take at least 21 days to be completed.

How to Apply for a Salvage Title in Arkansas?

In Arkansas, a vehicle is considered as a salvaged car if its damage is 70% or higher of its average retail value. Or if it has been damaged by flood with a level of water above the dashboard. Notations such as “Junk,” “Non-Repairable,” or “Parts Only” will disqualify the vehicle for registration for driving purposes.

If you want to keep your vehicle after it was damaged (declared by you or the auto insurer), you need to notify the Office of Motor Vehicles and apply for a salvage certificate personally with the following:

If the insurance company repossesses the car after it has been declared as a salvage, under total loss settlement, the insurance company will be required to apply for the salvage title.  You will have to submit the car’s original title.

More Resources for Arkansas Drivers:

For inquiries at the Arkansas DFA, you may call: 501-371-5581 (Driver Service) / 501-682-4692 (Motor Vehicle). Check the Contact Info page for other means of contacting the agency.

Buying a used car in Arkansas?  Don’t make a costly mistake. Run a Free License Plate Lookup for your Arkansas-registered vehicle!

  1. Check for accidents. Every year, approximately 6.0 million automobile accidents are reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  2. Check for title brands. Flood, hail-damage, and salvage titles are examples of critical title brands.
  3. Check for special purpose designations, including taxi-use, rental-use, or police-use.
  4. Check for thefts. Lookup a VIN to check for an active theft or previously recovered theft record.

Run a Free Arkansas License Plate Lookup to uncover the full-story of your Arkansas-registered vehicle.

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