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 Oregon, the form you need is located here:
Oregon 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.
Oregon State Motor Vehicle Agency:
Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles
1905 Lana Ave NE
Salem, OR 97314
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.
The Oregon Department of Public Safety is another agency that keeps driving and license plate related records in Oregon. Contacting this agency, you may find information related to drivers licenses, registrations, renewals, and more.
Oregon Department of Public Safety contact info:
Phone Number: 503-378-2100
Office Address: 4190 Aumsville Highway
Salem, OR 97317
The Oregon Department of Transportation also keeps records related to license plates, registrations, and driving records along with numerous other services.
Oregon Department of Transportation contact info:
Phone Number: 888-275-6368
Office Address: 355 Capitol St. N.E.
Salem, OR 97301
Oregon DMV Resources
We all want to avoid going into the Department of Motor Vehicles or DMV at all costs. We all have experienced the long lines and waits that go along with a trip to the DMV. To avoid wasting half of your day at the DMV, the State of Oregon has a DMV website to help you do many things online, thus avoiding driving to and enduring the lines and wait at the DMV.
Every two years, you will have vehicle registration renewal for each of your vehicles. You can now just go to the Oregon DMV website, enter in your information and renew your vehicles’ registration. Your license plate stickers will be mailed to you, so there is no need to go into the DMV. You will need your registration renewal notice that the DMV send you in the mail. It contains your car’s license plate number, the title number, and your renewal access code, which is essential for renewing online. You cannot renew online without this access code. You will also need your insurance company’s name and your policy number, along with a visa or MasterCard to pay the fee.
When you move, you can change your address on the Oregon DMV website. There is no fee for changing your address, but you must do so within thirty days of your move. The Oregon DMV will then, within one business day, mail you a new address sticker to place on your license or ID. You can also submit a request if you need to replace a damaged address sticker, already on your license.
You can also notify the Department of Motor Vehicles when you sell, donate, or gift your vehicle on their website. You should notify the DMV within ten days of the sale of your vehicle and it is required by Oregon law to notify them within that ten day time period. When you sell, donate, or gift your vehicle, you will record the odometer reading, sign the title, and then record the transfer of the vehicle to the DMV.
All of these services are available twenty four hours of the day at the Oregon DMV website. When you need to do any of these items listed above, save yourself the time involved in driving to, standing in line and waiting at the DMV and simply do it online from your home or office.