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How to Locate the Owner of a License Plate for Free?

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Sometimes people have legitimate reasons for trying to track down the owner of some vehicles. However, there are times when the only kind of information available to you is the
car or vehicle’s license plate number.

You may have come across this situation in a hit-and-run incident, robbery, threats, and such. So if you have nothing to go on except the license plate, then that makes it difficult to find the perpetrator. After all, governments in multiple countries regulate who gets access to such personal and sensitive information.

However, it’s not impossible to find a person based on the license plate. You can even get it done for free? Read on to know-how.

How to find someone for free based on the license plate information only?

Establish a legitimate claim

Note that most governments will not be freely giving out restricted and private information about registered vehicle owners. So if you want to get any kind of personal information you will have to show that there is indeed a real reason for it.

For example: if you have been in an accident and need to find the owner. It’s advised that you remain upfront and truthful about your needs. Lying will not give you anything except probable jail time and heavy fines.

Contact the appropriate law enforcement

Note that once you have your claim in place you will need to contact your area’s law enforcement. This is especially important if you have been involved in a hit-and-run case. Police will be able to track down the person for free. Not to mention the fact that they will have better resources for tracking down the person as well.

Do note that the police might not give you details about the concerned person, but you will get the help needed to get justice. Note that you might get the needed information if someone has parked their car on your property. So you can call and ask them to remove it.

Research on your own

If you don’t want to go to the police then the only way you can find out about the concerned owner is by carrying out personal research. Do keep in mind it will be really difficult, and you will face countless barriers, some of which you won’t be able to overcome alone.

But you can probably narrow down the model of the car, color of the car, and such details. At most, you might even find out about the car’s year by conducting a picture search. If you want, you can go a little further and find out the state in which the plate was issued. Dig a little deeper and you can figure out the county or city the plate was registered in.

Contact vehicle registration agencies

There are government agencies where records of vehicle registrations are kept. You can contact one such office if you have narrowed down the county or city the license plate was issued. There you might have to fill up a form, put in a legitimate claim, and pay some fees, but there is a chance that you will get the needed information.

Know that obtaining the personal information of the registered vehicle owner using the license plate is difficult. It is even more difficult if you want to get the information for free. Your only options are to go to law enforcement, carry out your research, or contact a vehicle registration agency. However, note that if you are opting for the first and third option then you need to present a legitimate reason for wanting the personal details. Otherwise, you can be in legal trouble.

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