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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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Alaska Public Records - Business Licenses Edit

If you're interested in starting a business in the state of Alaska, purchase, renew or search for business licenses within the state of Alaska. Request duplicates or change address on existing license through the Alaska Business Licensing Program.

Mailing Address:
Business Licensing P.O. Box 110806 Juneau, Alaska 99811-0806

Contact Information:
P: 907.465.2550 F: 907.465.2974 E: businesslicense@alaska.gov

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

Georgia Public Records - Department Of Transportation Edit

The Georgia Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining a safe and efficient network of transportation within the state of Georgia. Find information on current transportation projects, special events and news. View Transportation Board meeting presentations, read about upcoming closures and special events. Also access crash data reports, or find out about DOT programs such as the Statewide Transportation Plan, Red Light Enforcement, Ramp Meter Installation and Adopt-a-Highway.

Physical Address:
Department of Transportation One Georgia Center 600 West Peachtree NW Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Contact: P: 404.631.1990 F: 404.631.1844

Georgia Public Records - Medical Licenses Edit

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Physical Address:
Composite Medical Board 2 Peachtree St. NW, 36th Floor Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3465
Contact: P: 404.656.3913 F: 404.656.9723 E: medbd@dch.ga.gov

Idaho Public Records - Hunting And Fishing Licenses Edit

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game works to protect, preserve and manage the state's wildlife resources. If you're interested in hunting or fishing, use this site too get forms and fee information on hunting and fishing licenses and tags in the state of Idaho. Purchase licenses, tags or permits online, by phone or through license vendors or regional offices. Learn about hunt quotas, Idaho residency requirements, and season rules and brochures.

Mailing Address:
Department of Fish and Game P.O. Box 25 600 South Walnut Boise, Idaho 83712

Contact Information:
P: 208.334.3700 F: 208.334.2148

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