Docusearch Celebrates 15 Years as America's Premiere Online License Plate Lookup Service

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Docusearch continues to dominate the online license plate lookup industry with its ability to provide up-to-date search results direct from state DMVs.

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Docusearch maintains its dominance by providing results directly from state DMVs.

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Docusearch celebrates its fifteenth year as America’s premier resource for online investigative services. Despite the widespread growth of scam websites, Docusearch’s popular license plate lookup maintains its dominance due to its ability to provide accurate, current search results direct from state DMVs.

Perhaps a business is considering hiring a new employee and needs to verify details that the prospective employee provides or maybe a car towing business needs to notify a vehicle owner of where they can pick up their car. In cases like these, people turn to the internet in search of sites offering license plate lookup services. What they find is that not all searches provide the same results.

License plate searches on state vehicle registration records need to be in compliance with the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994, which set restrictions that make it impossible for just any individual with a car’s license plate number to find personal details about the owner, like their name and home address.

Unfortunately, there are quite a few websites that mislead customers by marketing “instant”, “free” or “unlimited” license plate searches. These types of sites will typically do one of two things: provide outdated records or links to other pay sites.

Customers are tricked into unknowingly paying for old, useless records that the scammer purchased from database wholesalers. The site follows through on its promise to deliver a search result, but it neglects to inform the customer that the result is out-dated.

Other sites promise “unlimited” searches after a customer pays a subscription fee. The truth is that there are no unlimited license plate lookup searches on current records. After getting a customer to sign up for a subscription service, these sites usually just send out links to other sites that require them to pay more money.

If a business or individual has a valid reason for needing to find information about the owner of a vehicle, then they should place an online order for a license plate search with licensed private investigators that have authorized access to state DMV records. Unlike scammers, licensed private investigators are subject to regulation, so customers are much less likely to be overcharged and can be assured that results are accurate and current.

Results can vary depending on what state the vehicle is registered in, but results typically include the car owner’s:

  • first and last name
  • address
  • registration and expiration date
  • make and model of vehicle
  • VIN number
  • title number
  • lien holder name

Docusearch is America’s leading provider of online investigative solutions. In addition to license plate lookups, online services include phone number searches, social security number lookups and background checks to name just a few. Docusearch clients include attorneys, private investigators, insurance companies, government agencies and individuals. has been profiled in Forbes magazine, CNBC, MSNBC, A&E network’s The New Detectives and on Dateline NBC. Learn more by visiting


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