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 Utah, the form you need is located here:
Utah 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.
Utah State Motor Vehicle Agency:
Utah Department of Motor Vehicles
210 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84134
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 Utah Department of Public Safety is another agency that keeps driving and license plate related records in Utah. Contacting this agency, you may find information related to drivers licenses, registrations, renewals, and more.
Utah Department of Public Safety contact info:
Phone Number: 801 965-4461
Office Address: 4501 South 2700 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
The Utah Department of Transportation also keeps records related to license plates, registrations, and driving records along with numerous other services.
Utah Department of Transportation contact info:
Phone Number: 801-965-4000
Office Address: 4501 South 2700 West Mail Stop 141200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Utah’s DMV Online Services
Many DMV and other services are available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Listed are the services available online at your convenience.
Change Your Address – If you have recently moved it’s important to update the address on your vehicle record to make sure you receive important mail about your vehicle.
Find a Job – Job openings are linked on their website. It’s a great opportunity to make a difference and work for Utah’s state government.
Impounded Vehicle Service – This service is available to you if you need help locating or retrieving an impounded vehicle.
On The Spot Station Lookup – With one click you can find an inspection station near you that can also renew your registration while you wait.
Personalized Plate Search – Use this tool to not only check if the wording you want is available, but also how it would look on different types of license plates.
Renewal Express – This service can be a time saver by not having to go and wait in a line to renew your registration.
Renewal Reminder – Registration needs to be done for each vehicle one time each calendar year. Reminders are sent in the mail, but you can sign up online to receive a renewal reminder via email. Easy, convenient, and better for the environment.
Report a Sold Vehicle – It’s important to report a sold vehicle. This will ensure that the registration is cancelled. It will also make sure that it is not improperly used, even if you kept the licence plates.
State Impound Yard Directory – A direct link is available to search a specific impound yard.
Watch Your Car Program – This is a voluntary vehicle registration program to help deter auto theft and recover stolen vehicles more quickly.
Many services are available online 24/7, but even more questions can be answered as well. Questions regarding titles, tips on buying and selling vehicles, creating a bill of sale, vehicle insurance, disabled parking placards, personalized plates, impound information, temporary permits.
Their office hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.