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How to Find the Owner of a Vehicle


When you want to purchase a vehicle, it’s a good idea to be sure who owns it. If there’s any doubt about whether the person selling the car actually owns it, there are steps you can take to verify the information.

Step 1

Write down the license plate number of the vehicle.

Step 2

Write down the VIN number of the vehicle. VIN numbers are etched into several locations on a vehicle so they are accessible even if the car is locked. This VIN number is visible from outside the vehicle on the driver’s side of the dashboard where it meets the windshield.