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Can the owner be traced through the license plate number?

Aug 28, 2016
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With a license plate number, you can find out a lot of information about a car. Using the license plate, you can look up the daily value, for example, but it is also nice to get more information about a car using the license plate. But can you also find out the owner of a car based on the license plate number, or is this data shielded?

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Before buying a car just check the license plate number. This is definitely recommended. For example, you can find out how heavy the car is for road tax, but you can also see if the car is registered as stolen and when the MOT expires. Handy to check the data before buying. Are the details the seller advertises are correct? The license plate number gives you useful information about a car.

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Can I find out who that owner of a car is based on a license plate number?

The owner of a car cannot be checked from a license plate. On the RDW website, only the car's owner details can be found. Only government agencies or car insurance companies can find out who the owner of a car is based on a license plate number.

Do you only know the license plate number of a vehicle that caused damage? Then you can go to the police with that. They can then trace the owner.

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  • To calculate premiums, we need the zip code of the primary driver. For private use, the youngest driver must reside at the same address as the applicant. In case of business use, you can enter the postal code of the company here.

Who is the owner of the car?

Suppose your car is in a parking garage. Upon returning to the car, you find that the car has been damaged. The perpetrator has since flown off. Fortunately, there is a witness to the collision. The witness has put a bill behind the windshield wiper with the license plate number of the car that caused the damage. You now know the license plate number, but you can't do much with it yet. You can get information about the car in question, but that is not very useful. You don't know who to sue for the damage. In that case you should report it to the police. They can find out in whose name the car is registered.

Who pays your damages?

Are you All Risk insured? Then you can file the claim with your own insurer. With a more limited coverage, your insurer will not try to recover the damage from the perpetrator. After your report to the police, the party causing the damage will be encouraged to report the damage to their own insurer. The insurer of the person who caused the damage will request another claim form from their own policyholder. Thus, this insurer does not rely solely on your claim form.

Owner of a license plate search outside the police force

You may find yourself in a situation where you cannot or do not want to file a tax return, but you want information about the owner of a car. This kind of information is not made public. Can't you find out some other way? No, you can't. You can find out a lot about the car from the license plate, but not about the owner.

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  • To calculate premiums, we need the zip code of the primary driver. For private use, the youngest driver must reside at the same address as the applicant. In case of business use, you can enter the postal code of the company here.

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