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What Information Can Be Found in Vehicle License and Registration Records?

License and registration records are typically held by the department of motor vehicles within each state. These offices maintain vehicle records, driver license records, car registration records and other items related to licensing or traffic violations. Though some states have enacted laws that restrict public access to driving and vehicle registration, most states provide the information for free or for a nominal fee. Generally, you may retrieve records by a person's name and birth date.
The type of information that you can find in license and registration records includes:

Driving Record

  • Status and validity of driver's license
  • Previous accidents
  • Points deducted against license

Vehicle (Car, Boat) Registration/History Report

  • Current address of vehicle owner
  • Previous owners of a specific vehicle
  • Recalls on vehicle
  • Reported flood damage
  • Reports of wreck or stolen

How to Conduct a Vehicle License or Registration Records Search?

To search for registration or licensing information on a car or boat owner, you should contact:

  • The relevant state's department of motor vehicles or similarly associated department. The only exception would be within the state of Hawaii, where these records are maintained at the county level.

Vehicle License and Registration Records Resource Links

American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators - An organization that develops model programs in motor vehicle administration, law enforcement and highway safety.

Latest Questions and Comments for License and Registration

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Arizona Public Records - Hunting And Fishing Licenses Edit

The Arizona Game and Fish Department handles all licensing and regulation of activities related to hunting, fishing, boating, wildlife and conservation. Obtain or renew a license or find information on upcoming outdoor/wildlife events. Normal office hours are Monday through Friday 8 am - 5 pm.

Physical Address:
Game and Fish Department Main Office - Phoenix 5000 W. Carefree Highway Phoenix, Arizona 85086-5000
Contact: P: 602.942.3000

Arizona Public Records - Motor Vehicles And Drivers Licenses Edit

The Motor Vehicle Division handles driver and vehicle services including commercial, motor carrier and aircraft services. On this site, users can renew vehicle registrations, obtain duplicate drivers licenses or ID cards, submit address or email changes, or order personalized license plates.

Mailing Address:
Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division P.O. Box 2100 Phoenix, Arizona 85001-2100Y

Contact Information:
P: 602.255.0072

California Public Records - Medical Licenses Edit

Ensure that you are receiving qualified medical care by and use this online system to lookup a physician to find disciplinary actions, restrictions, suspensions, or citations. Search by name or by license number.

Physical Address:
Medical Board of California 2005 Evergreen Street, suite 1200 Sacramento, California 95815
Contact: P: 916.263.2382 F: 916.263.2944

Colorado Public Records - Hunting And Fishing Licenses Edit

Find out how to order hunting and fishing licenses in the state of Colorado by phone or online. Also find out how to purchase licenses by an agent.

Physical Address:
Division of Wildlife Headquarters 6060 Broadway Denver, Colorado 80216
Contact: P: 303.297.1192

Colorado Public Records - Medical Licenses Edit

Search for physicians or verify a physician's medical license in Colorado. Search by name, license type or license number.

Physical Address:
Colorado Medical Board 1560 Broadway, Suite 1350 Denver, Colorado 80202
Contact: P: 303.894.7690 F: 303.894.7692

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