There are a few ways to perform a reverse license plate lookup in the state of New Hampshire. The first is through the Department of Motor Vehicles, and the second is through third party online databases.
There are some limitations to the information that the Department of Motor Vehicles will provide. There’s a plate search feature available on the DMV website for drivers seeking a particular vanity plate. This feature will search all current New Hampshire license plates to let you know whether a particular vanity plate is available or not. Unfortunately, you cannot use this tool to find the registered owner of a car.
Performing a License Plate Owner Lookup Through a Third Party
Online public databases are databases that contain all of the government information that is available to the public. Unlike government agencies, these databases are run by outside third parties. You can use one of these databases to find information about a vehicle using the license plate number. This website will let you do a license plate check completely free of charge.
In order to use a third party website, you’ll first need to make an account with the website. You may be asked to pay fees depending on the website’s policy and how in-depth you want your search to be. Once you’ve paid the fees, you can use the search tools to find information about a vehicle.
This option will give you access to the following information:
- If the driver has moved the tags from another car
- If the vehicle has ever been reported stolen
- If the vehicle currently has a registration
- If the vehicle has ever been involved in a major accident in the state of New Hampshire
- If there are any problems with the vehicle’s title
- If the vehicle has been declared flood damaged or salvaged
A license plate lookup will also provide you with an odometer reading, so you can determine whether there’s any potential odometer fraud in the vehicle. This is important if you’re looking to buy a vehicle; if the odometer in the car itself is lower than the odometer provided by the Department of Motor Vehicles, you’re seeing an odometer rollback. Tampering with an odometer is a felony in the state of New Hampshire.
You can also use a lookup to verify the accuracy of the vehicle’s VIN number. The VIN number will be listed on the vehicle history report. If you’re looking to buy a car, you should make sure the VIN number on the report is the same as the one given for the vehicle in question. If they’re different, the vehicle’s VIN isn’t authentic.