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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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Prominent Records for License and Registration

Georgia Public Records - Vehicle Registration Renewal Edit

Renew your vehicle's license plate online through the Motor Vehicle Division. To qualify for online renewal, you must live in a participating county, have your RIN, and be ready to pay all registration fees and taxes by debit or credit card or electronic check.

Mailing Address:
Motor Vehicle Division P.O. Box 740381 1200 Tradeport Blvd. Hapeville, Georgia 30354

Contact Information:
P: 404.968.3800 E: motorvehicleinquiry@dor.ga.gov

Iowa Public Records - Professional Licensing Bureau Edit

The Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau provides resources for a variety of professional licenses including architects, accountants, engineers and land surveyors, interior designers, landscape architects, real estate appraisers, and real estate sales and brokers. Learn about professional licensing and search the Bureau's complaint index. Perform an online license search and verify a professional license before you decide to do business. Read the Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau Newsletter and

Physical Address:
Professional Licensing Bureau 1918 SE Hulsizer Road Ankeny, Iowa 50021
Contact: F: 515.281.7411

Kansas Public Records - Professional Teaching License Edit

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Mailing Address:
Teacher Ed and Licensure KS State Department of Ed 120 SE 10th Avenue Topeka, Kansas 66612-1182

Contact Information:
P: 785.291.3678

Kentucky Public Records - Motor Vehicle Licensing Edit

The Kentucky Department of Transportation provides information and services regarding titling and registration for vehicles in Kentucky. Find resources for titling and personalized plates, making motor vehicle records requests, the Kentucky Department of Insurance, and more. Search for your local county clerk and vehicle services.

Physical Address:
Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing Transportation Cabinet 200 Mero Street Frankfort, Kentucky 40622
Contact: P: 502.564.1257 F: 502.564.0471

Mailing Address:
Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing P.O. Box 2014 Frankfort, Kentucky 40602-2014

Maryland Public Records - Motor Vehicle Administration Edit

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration provides several services including online services such as registration renewal, change of address, appointment scheduling, and locating MVA branch offices and wait times. Driver services include driver education, access to driving records, driver licenses, and more. Vehicle services consist of registration, insurance compliance, temporary registration, and vehicle emissions extensions. Find the latest bulletins, dealer information, forms, and investig

Physical Address:
Motor Vehicle Administration 6601 Ritchie Highway, N.E. Glen Burnie, Maryland 21062
Contact: P: 800.950.1682

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