How to find someone's license plate

Written by kathy miller
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How to find someone's license plate
(ky number plate image by timur1970 from Fotolia.com)

Number plate numbers are private, personal information, and there are no free databases that can be searched to find a specific number. This can be both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, drivers will not have their personal information constantly exposed on the Internet. On the other hand, victims of hit-and-run car accidents, property damage, or theft will have greater difficulty identifying their perpetrators. Not all hope is lost, however. Number plate numbers are meant for identification, and if an appropriate need arises, there are ways to find the one you are looking for.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Write down the number plate number immediately. Keep this information with you in case you begin to forget the number you are searching for.

  2. 2

    Sign up for an online service, such as or Abika.com or BestPeopleSearch.com, which offers a DMV database search. The fee for the service is usually around £45-$100.

  3. 3

    Fill out the necessary information and provide the number plate number you are searching for. The online service will seek a matching number from a database that compiles comprehensive DMV information from all states within the U.S.

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