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License Plate VIN / Vehicle History

How to Lookup Any Ohio License Plate Number

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 Ohio, the form you need is located here:
Ohio 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.

Ohio State Motor Vehicle Agency:

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles

1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43223

614 752-7500


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 Ohio Department of Public Safety is another agency that keeps driving and license plate related records in Ohio. Contacting this agency, you may find information related to drivers licenses, registrations, renewals, and more.

Ohio Department of Public Safety  contact info:
Phone Number: 614 466-4344
Office Address: Charles D. Shipley Building 1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43218
Website: http://www.bmv.ohio.gov

The Ohio Department of Transportation also keeps records related to license plates, registrations, and driving records along with numerous other services.

Ohio Department of Transportation contact info:
Phone Number: 614 466-7170
Office Address:  1980 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43223
Website: http://www.dot.state.oh.us

Ohio DMV Resources

The State of Ohio offers a number of services through its Division of Motor Vehicles to help accommodate those looking to get a drivers license, state identification card and vehicle registration. In order to help accommodate the residents, they offer a number of services which can help make these tasks easier to complete. Among the most common services are testing, license renewal, vehicle registration, registration and reinstatement payments and also obtaining records. With these services, residents of Ohio will have the means to get what they need in order to keep all of their vehicle records up to date at all times.

The first service that is offered by the Ohio DMV is testing. This is a service that covers administering the written and road test for those looking to get a drivers license. With this service, residents will need to arrange an appointment and take whatever test they need to take. This can be the written test or the road test. Either way they will get the accommodation necessary to take and pass the respective tests so that they can have authorization to drive in the state.

Another service offered is licensing. This is a service that covers applying for, paying for and getting the actual license produced. Like testing, you will need to set up an appointment and fill out a form, submit identification documents and then pay a fee. You will also need to get a photo take as well. With tis service you will be sure to get the document you need to prove that you are authorized to drive in the state.

You can also take advantage of registration. By using this service you will be able to register your vehicle or get the registration renewed. During this process you can either meet in person at any office location of simply fill out a form online. Once you fill out the necessary forms you will then need to pay for the registration and then get the document and sticker you need.

Lastly, you will have reinstatement payments as part of the many services offered by the Ohio DMV. This is when you need to get your license reinstated. All you will need to do is go to an office and fill out papers. Once this is done you pay a fee and then get the authorization to drive again. All of these services will help Ohio drivers organize their identification and vehicle ownership records with ease.