Locating People and Vehicles with DMV Registration and Vehicle Ownership Records
We are able to get DMV Registration information and vehicle ownership records. With this data we can find the registered owner of any vehicle. We can also obtain the information in the reverse by researching the vehicle VIN number or tag, and from the plate number determine who owns the vehicle and also find out if the vehicle has any lien holders. A lienholder means that money is borrowed against the vehicle as collateral with typically a purchase money security interest (PMSI) which makes the lienholder a secured creditor in the case of bankruptcy if the title is perfected.
Finding a Person or Vehicle with Vehicle Ownership Records or with a Name Search
Tracking down any individual who owns a vehicle in his or her name is one of our specialties. The information required to do this varies by the state of the DMV registration on the vehicle. For example, in many states like Colorado , Utah, Nevada, Texas, New York, Illinois, etc. we can find all of the vehicles that any person owns by name with a query of ownership records. However, certain states such as California, is a bit more complex and requires that we have the plate number (vehicle tag) or VIN number to uncover the registered owner and lien holder (if any) of the vehicle that is being investigated.
Judgment creditors can enforce a judgment with a vehicle levy seizure and sheriff sale
Many of our clients are clients are law firms, auto recovery specialists, or creditors who are seeking to either reposes or seize a vehicle to recover money for a judgment debt that is owed. In these situations, it is absolutely critical to be able to locate the exact whereabouts of the vehicle and confirm that the VIN number matches the vehicle. In the case of a judgment enforcement, the asset must be titled in the exact name of the judgment debtor according to real-time DMV registration records and there must be equity in the vehicle. Otherwise, this will be a very expensive exercise in futility.