December 20, 2019

Can I find out who owns a number plate?

The idea of a number plate is that it is a way to identify a car. Number plates are completely unique and one of a kind; which means that when you see a number plate, you know that it is owned by one particular person. 

This becomes all the more obvious when you think about private number plates. Whereby you choose exactly what the number plate will say (within reason of course). 

Chances are, if you are looking for a private number plate for your car; then there are going to be other people out there looking for the same thing, or a similar thing. So, what happens when you search for a number plate, only to find that someone else has already bought it? You may ask yourself whether you can make a search to find out who it is that owns the number plate?

Can you find out who owns a number plate?

The answer is no. Sure, a number plate is going to be an identifier for a particular car and in turn a particular person who owns that car. But, this is not information that you, as an individual can find out. 

It is only the DVLA and the police who are going to be able to find out who owns a car simply with the number plate information. Due to the Data Protection Act, neither of these bodies will actually release the information and divulge the details of who owns a number plate, and it makes sense that this type of information is not freely available or open to the public to learn. 

This information will remain private, regardless of the type of request. It doesn’t matter whether you are looking because you want to own the number plate for yourself; or if you are looking for the owner of the car because it has been involved in an accident. 

So, what can you do?

Really have your heart set on the idea of owning a particular number plate? Not sure on how to find out where it is? The truth is that you might be better off looking for a number plate which is similar rather than exactly the same. There are plenty of companies out there which are designed to help you to find the very best number plates at a great price. 

That said, you may want to have a look on auction sites such as eBay, which will often have private number plates for sale. You might end up getting lucky and finding the number plate that you are searching for. 

You might not be able to find out who owns your dream number plate, but what you can do is get yourself one step closer to finding a great alternative. All you need to do is head online and in no time at all you will find exactly what you are looking for and hopefully all at the right price too. 


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