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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.

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California Public Records - Hunting And Fishing Licenses Edit

The Department of Fish and Game oversees hunting and fishing in the state of California. Find license agents, information on sports fishing, hunting, commercial fishing and special permits. Get fees, find applications and forms and lookup statistics on hunting and fishing activities in California. Access data and maps or find more information related to the wildlife and marine life in the state.

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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.

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Connecticut Public Records - Hunting And Fishing Licenses Edit

Interested in hunting or fishing in the state o Connecticut? Find fees and answers to frequently asked questions concerning credits for the purchase of fishing and hunting licenses permits and tags. To purchase a hunting or fishing license, permit or tag, visit a Department of Environmental Protection Office in person or mail in your request.

Physical Address:
License and Revenue Office Bureau of Financial Services Department of Environmental Protection 79 Elm Street Hartford, Connecticut 06106-5127
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Florida Public Records - Hunting And Fishing License Edit

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission oversees all fishing, hunting, and wildlife activities in the state. Get the latest news on hunting season dates and other related items. Find out what licenses and permits are required for hunting and fishing through an online search, get wildlife news, application forms, or apply for licenses online. Also learn about wildlife and aquaculture in the state of Florida.

Physical Address:
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Farris Bryant Building 620 South Meridian St. Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600
Contact: P: 850.488.4676

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Iowa Public Records - Motor Vehicle Division Edit

The Iowa Motor Vehicle Division provides a variety of services to drivers. Obtain driver's licenses and IDs, vehicle registration, manuals and publications, Motor Vehicle Division forms, statistics, and research studies. Learn about driver's license renewal, driver's manuals, proof of identity, registering a motor vehicle, selling a motor vehicle, specialty and personalized plates, and the Farmer Safety Initiative. In addition to driver services, find resources for motor carriers, motor vehicle

Physical Address:
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Contact: P: 515.224.9124

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