Is Your Driving Record Accurate? Now you
can use the Internet to ensure the accuracy of your own
driving records, or search those of someone else
anonymously. As the most popular driving records provider on
the Internet, we allow you to search DMV records using
license plate numbers,
names, phone numbers, addresses, email accounts or social
It is a good
idea to check your DMV records before you change insurance companies
so you can be prepared for any negative information you may have
forgotten—or not know about. Insurance companies usually request DMV
records that go back three years, but some require longer records to
look for older violations and convictions.
check your driving record before applying for a new job, even if the
job is not driving-related. Some companies include a clause on the
application that allows them to pull your driving record if you put
your driver’s license number on the application. Potential employers
might request DMV records to make sure you have not been convicted
of a vehicular crime.
The Nevada Department of Transportation has put together a portal
page where you can access DMV links for all 50 states and
records can be a time-consuming and confusing process because you
are required to supply proof of identity and other documents to the
DMV. Save yourself time and frustration by contacting a private
company to perform the search. A records search company knows all
the required paperwork for your state and covers all relevant
databases at once, delivering detailed reports in a timelier manner.
locate the DMV page for your particular state, visit your state’s
DMV government website. There you will find information on how to
access or request your driving records, fees, and turnaround times.
Driving Records by State
Each state has
its own procedures for requesting driving records. In general, only
the license holder may request a copy of his or her driving record,
and the request must be accompanied by proof of identity.
access driving records if they have a signed form from the license
holder stating permission for another person to request this private
information. Law enforcement and government agencies may request
driving records as well. Auto insurance and life insurance companies
may access driving records but the information contained in them is
usually restricted to the past three years.
Contents of a
In addition to
identification data, driving records will contain the following
information leaves your driving record after a certain period of
time (3, 5, or 10 years, depending on the information). However,
certain negative information is kept on your driving record forever.
These items include:
requesting your driving records easy by contacting a private search
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License Plate Search, Search by License
Though it might seem like the first place you would go, don't bother
to call your local DMV if you are looking for information on a
particular license plate search. DMV employees are not allowed to
reveal private registration information without a court order. While
the DMV issues license plates, they carefully guard personal
information to protect vehicle owner privacy.
happen to be good friends with someone at the police department, you
may be able to call in a favor and ask for a license plate search.
Like DMV employees, the police are not allowed to reveal private
information except for official purposes—so asking a police officer
to search by license plate may lead you to a dead end.
yourself time and frustration by contacting a private sources search
company to produce a license plate number report for you. A records search
company covers all relevant databases where license plate number
information is stored and will deliver detailed reports to you
quickly for a small fee.
search by license plate may contain the following information
(reports will vary because not all information may apply to the
license plate search):
first and last name
Registration dates and expiration dates
model of the vehicle registered to the license plate number
If you are
buying a used car, check the license plate number to make sure it
matches the vehicle. In some states, license plates stay with the
vehicle when it changes owners, and in others owners keep the
license plates. Plate switching is a common tactic for car thieves
and is highly illegal.
VIN Check, Car VIN Check
Checking the Vehicle
Identification Number (VIN) of any used car you are thinking of
buying is an absolute must. A car VIN check will tell you whether
the car has been in an accident or if there are manufacturer recalls
on the make and model of the vehicle.
Accident reports are
important to used car purchasers because you'll want to assess
whether repairs were done properly and what the estimated damages
were at the time of the accident. If you know a used car was
involved in an accident, you can show it to your mechanic much more
easily. Hail damage claims against the vehicle would also show up on
a complete VIN check.
A VIN check will let you
know the vehicle mileage at the time of the last title transfer. If
someone tampered with the odometer of the vehicle, this would be
easily detected through a VIN check.
If vehicles change hands
multiple times, the original use of the vehicle may not have been
shared with subsequent owners. While a car VIN check will not tell
you the names of previous owners, it will let you know if the car
was used by the police at some point. This could be important if you
are buying the used car at a state sponsored auction.
Asking for a VIN check
costs money in most cases, and an unscrupulous research company may
not gather a complete history on the vehicle. Save yourself time and
frustration by contacting a private sources search company. A
records search company covers all relevant databases at once and
delivers detailed reports regarding the VIN check you are interested
A VIN number check uses a
car's 17-digit vehicle identification number to search for hidden
problems with the vehicle. If you are considering buying a used car,
running a VIN number check is very important. Ask your dealer to
check the VIN, or check it yourself if you are buying from a private
Information in VIN Number
VIN number checks search
the entire reported history of the car looking for accidents,
insurance claims, and ownership transfers. The odometer reading is
reported each time a vehicle changes owners, so if there has been
odometer tampering it will show up on a VIN number report.
There is no national
database containing information about VIN numbers, so you will need
to visit your state's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website to
find out how to run a VIN check in your state.
Finding VIN Number
The current owner of the
car may not be aware of past problems, or may simply be withholding
information from you so you will buy the car. VIN number reports
check all state DMVs, so if the car was originally licensed in
another state there will still be information available on its
Before buying a used car,
make sure you have all the information you need on its past history.
By contacting a private sources search, you save time and money. A
records search company covers all relevant state databases at once
and delivers detailed reports regarding your VIN number and vehicle.