Find Car Owner By Registration Number

A car owner check is the best way to see how many owners a vehicle had had. While Free Car Checkr are unable to provide the names of current or previous owners of vehicles, our car history report can provide the number of owners any vehicle has had in the UK. To access name records, you should contact the DVLA.

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Whose number plate is this?

You may need to find the registered keeper of a car for a number of reasons, from locating the owner of a car that’s been parked on private property to sending out a parking ticket or trespass charge notices.

Can I run a car owner check?

At Free Car Checkr, whilst we do provide information on the number of owners a vehicle has had, WE DO NOT provide the names of previous owners (data that can only be requested from the DVLA). We provide a detailed car checking service to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision on buying or selling a used car. Whether you’re looking to see if a car has outstanding finance or has been stolen, a reg check can be useful for many reasons.

Who is the owner of this vehicle?

With Reg Car Check, you can rely on our accredited data for access to valuable information about a car’s history

  • A thorough check – Our data is in-depth and detailed using our number plate check, to help you make the right decision when purchasing a vehicle.
  • Backed by DVLA data – Our checks are affirmed by the DVLA to ensure complete accuracy on your vehicle’s history
  • Peace of mind – Our checks are backed by £30,000 data guarantee so you are fully covered if any inaccuracies are identified
  • Excellent customer service – Our team are on hand every step of the way to respond to any queries you might have about your vehicle.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do i find the owner of a vehicle by the licence plate number?

You’ll need to contact the DVLA to find the name and address of the owner. If you’re an individual, you will fill out a V888 form; if you’re a firm, you’ll fill out a V888/3 form.

Please be advised BEFORE you place and order that Free Car Checkr does NOT provide names of previous owners.

Will a car check report show the owner's name?

No, as it is unlawful to disclose the registered keeper’s name without their express permission, unless you have just cause to require it. Just cause might include if you’re a parking company seeking the registered keeper to send them a fine.

What does a vehicle check provide?

A vehicle check will show you how many registered keepers of a vehicle there have been, although it won’t display any personally identifiable information about the keepers.

It will supply you with information about the date that the previous keeper purchased and sold the vehicle, how many previous owners are listed in the V5C logbook, the date it was first registered, and the model year.

I have a legal issue with someone and need to find out their details via registration plate. Is this possible?

No, you cannot use a vehicle check service to get this information, but you may wish to approach the DVLA who will have this information. Generally, this situation will not come under ‘just cause’ with the DVLA, but it’s worth trying and free to do so.

On the V888 form, which enables you to request personal information on a registered keeper, you will need to provide information on why you are requesting the data. It is then up to the DVLA on whether it’s a valid reason or not. However, with the advent of GDPR and data rules, it can be tricky and, in most cases, it won’t be accepted.

What are the scenarios where I need to find the car owner by reg?

There are several instances where you may need to find the owner of a vehicle. A valid reason for needing this information may include:

– You might have discovered the driver involved in a hit-and-run case
– You may need to find the registered keeper of a dumped car
– You might need to locate the owner of a car parked on private property
– You might be a business who needs to send out a parking ticket or trespass charge notices
– You may need to locate an owner who is speculated of insurance fraud

In these instances, having the details of who a vehicle owner would be beneficial and using Reg Car Check can make the process of finding that information, along with many other details, much easier.