How to Track a Car by License Plate Number
- 1). Do your research through any license-tracking service. Many sites purport to offer license-tracking services, but they are, in fact, scams. Read consumer reports to find a site that's reputable or that a national rating agency recognizes. Some sites offer memberships that allow you to perform an unlimited amount of searches, while others offer pay-by-search options.
- 2). Choose a tracking service to go with. Armed with the license number, you may conduct a search on a site such as License Plate Search, which charges $22.99 for five years of unlimited searches. Of course, there are cheaper sites, such as PublicData.com, which offers several free search options. These databases are typically not as comprehensive as those at paid sites.
- 3). Await the results of your search. Depending on the service, you will be able to obtain such information as the vehicle identification number (VIN), make and model of the vehicle and, in some cases, the vehicle owner's contact information.