How to Find Out My Lost License Plate Number

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How to Find Out My Lost License Plate Number
Finding a lost number plate number is easy with the right documentation. (wv number plate image by timur1970 from

The consequences of having your number plate lost or stolen can be daunting cause having a valid number plate number is required for every vehicle that travels through the U.S. A number plate number can become lost for many reasons, but obtaining your number plate number is easy with the right documentation.

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Things you need

  • Vehicle Registration
  • Driver's License
  • Money
  • Credit Card (If applicable)

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    Gather your registration, driver’s license and a piece of mail documenting your address.

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    Visit your local DMV or insurance office and inform the clerk that you would like to perform a number plate number search.

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    Provide the clerk with your documentation and pay the appropriate fees. The fees vary by state. However, the average amount is £3 for a printout and £6 for two replacement plates.

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    Wait for the printed document. In some cases, the document will be mailed to you.

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    Research websites that search number plate information.

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    Enter your information into a website's database. You will need your driver’s license number, name, address and phone number. Additionally, you must pay for the search before a record is release. Most websites accept credit cards for payments. The amount varies by website. However, the average price is £18.

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    Wait for your record to be populated. In some cases, the record is displayed once the payment is approved. However, some records are sent via e-mail or regular mail.

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