1. Private databases purchase, organize, and sell information to consumers. These databases are run by private companies, not State or Federal government organizations. This is the easiest option for consumers looking for information because it involves the least amount of work.
Our sponsors are an example of a private database that sells information. Simply start your search by typing a license plate number in the search field on the right.
2. Another option is to request the information from the state. For the state of Michigan, the form you need is located here:
Michigan Vehicle Records Request Form
3. One more option is to hire a private investigator. This is the most expensive option, but it could prove useful.
Michigan State Motor Vehicle Agency:
Michigan Department of Transportation
425 W. Ottawa St.
Lansing, MI 48909
The recovery of license plate records varies by state. In some cases, license plate and driving records may only be accessible by the registered owner of the vehicle. In addition, there may be a fee to access the information.
Michigan DMV Resources
In general, driver applications are processed by an official Secretarial of State (SOS) location or website. Independent third-party locations are known to be available for assistance and in most cases, services may be offered at no charge. Information is available under the Michigan DMV resources online resources that would direct an individual to the right path.
A commercial driver’s license (CDL) applies to those interested in a truck or semi license, to operate vehicles over a certain weight and the amount of passengers being transported. Different states may vary; therefore, regulations and rules must be followed. At the Michigan DMV location one is able to obtain all the information about all mandatory documents which include: current Michigan driver’s license, proof of social security number, and a completed medical certificate document. Fees may be required or may vary depending on a particular requirement such as testing; the fees can be obtained from the website and or by communicating directly with the local office in the state of Michigan. Class vehicle endorsements include: passenger, school bus, trailers, tanks, and vehicles transporting hazardous materials.
Links and access provided may not be updated, however, it is recommended that individuals do research or speak with live representatives to confirm any documentation, in order to avoid any delays and inconveniences. In most cases, lack of follow-up or any completions of any DMV requirements means that one is operating the vehicle illegally, and could end up dealing with negative consequences. Due to the advanced technology, updated resources is available online and direct confrontation with an SOS staff, may require little or no time.
Driver license renewal information is available online, by mail or in person. Some individuals may not have much of a choice; if their social security number cannot be verified online or by mail, they would have to meet with a representative in person with all the required documentation. A continual update of an address does enable one to obtain a reminder of the license renewal from the Michigan DMV resources in advance.
Vehicles are required to be registered; whether the vehicle is a gift or through a dealership; all necessary tasks must be completed in order for a driver to be legitimate when operating a vehicle. Individuals have been recommended to request or have access to any updated information for any state they are residing.