Imagine what you could do if you were able to find out who owns the car that just drove off with your wife, your girlfriend or your husband. I’m not suggesting that they could be cheating on you of course but wouldn’t it be nice to know who they are hanging out with? What if you need to find someone in connection with a legal problem that you are trying to resolve? A reverse license plate search can certainly be an invaluable tool in such circumstances. All you would have to do is enter the license number and search for the owner.
Obtaining information about other people’s vehicle numbers is difficult if not impossible by officials channels. This is because such information isn’t as readily available as you might think. It is relatively easy to find out who owns a house so why are vehicles not considered in the same way? You can ask a police officer to look up a license plate for you but you must have a very good and legitimate reason for needing the information. If you want to know who the owner is because you are a little suspicious or just curious about the car that keeps driving by your home then the police may not help you. If you don’t have a good enough reason then you can try searching for the number plate in public records using a web site like the one in the article Arrest Record Checks.
Internet based databases
At the time of writing public records web sites are just starting to gather information surrounding license plates. It will take time for them to gather the volume of information needed to satisfy the majority of your searches but the databases are expanding rapidly day by day. It won’t be long before they catch up with the demand.
Why search for vehicle numbers?
Finding someone in connection with a court case is a common use of a license plate lookup. For instance you might be trying to trace someone who has defaulted on payments that a court awarded you or you need to find out who owns the car that did not stop after an accident. Their car plates or vehicle identification number (VIN) can be invaluable clues when it comes to locating them. Reasons of this kind may be sufficient for you to persuade a police officer to do the search for you but if not then you should try a public records web site.
Have you ever arrived at work and found another car parked in your space? Frustrating isn’t it? What if you could find out their name by using the license number from their car? If you could do that then you could go and have a nice quiet chat with them to let them know that they should be parking elsewhere.
Are you curious about who owns a flash car in your neighborhood? Perhaps it’s one that you often see cruising and you wonder if they are just young people out for the ride or maybe there is something more sinister going on. It might be worth just checking who owns the car before you start calling the police.
Public records vehicle and driver databases are currently in their infancy but they are growing fast. Unless you have a legitimate reason for finding someone from their plates and you can get a police officer or a private investigator to look it up for you then public records databases are your only option. Isn’t it worth a dollar or so to find out if the number plate is in the database? Check it out with a public records web site.