Knowing the RTO vehicle information can be of great help, especially in scenarios such as a hit-and-run case or while buying a second-hand car. But how will you get those details? Read ahead as this article provides all the information about getting vehicle owner details by registration number (online).
Checking vehicle registration details online is easy, thanks to the developed digital infrastructure and easy access to internet-enabled computers and smartphones. Here are two ways to check vehicle RTO information online.
Through Paravahan’s VAHAN portal
Through SMS service
You can check vehicle registration details online through Parivahan's VAHAN search portal. The online process is quick, simple and hassle-free. You only need an internet-enabled smartphone or computer to check vehicle RTO information online. The following steps will explain the process in detail.
Step 1: Visit Parivahan's official website.
Step 2: Click on "Informational Services" and select "Know Your Vehicle Details".
Step 3: You will be redirected to the VAHAN portal.
Step 4: Create an account if you are a new user, or you can log in to your account by entering the credentials.
Step 5: Enter the vehicle registration number you want to search, fill in the captcha code, and hit the "Vahan Search" button.
Step 6: The following page will display the vehicle owner's details and other critical vehicle information.
Once you complete the steps mentioned in the above section, you will be able to view a host of information about the vehicle, including owner details, RC details, etc. Here are the details you can get through the VAHAN search portal.
Vehicle type, make and model
Vehicle fuel type and emission norm
Local RTO information
Owner’s name (partially visible)
Validity and status of the vehicle registration
Validity and status of fitness certificate
Vehicle insurance details (policy expiry date)
Pollution Under Control Certificate details (expiry date)
Road tax or MV (Motor Vehicle) tax validity
Vehicle Registration Details
The online vehicle search via number plate is applicable for all states such as Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, Delhi, Goa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Assam, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Bihar, Manipur, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Nagaland, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Ladakh, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.
Also, read: Types of number plates in India and their meaning
To make it easier for the citizens to find out the RTO vehicle information who want the data without checking it online, the Centre has also provided the option to check vehicle registration details with SMS. Follow the steps below to find out how:
Step 1: Enter VAHAN Vehicle Registration Number. (Example: VAHAN KA01AD8xx2)
Step 2: Send the SMS to 7738299899.
You will receive complete details of the vehicle along with the vehicle owner’s name, RTO details, make and model, RC/FC expiry, insurance details, etc.
Here are the top reasons you may need to find vehicle owner details by number plate.
Tracking a vehicle owner without the registration number can be cumbersome, especially in a hit-and-run case. With VAHAN, you can find the vehicle owner's details through number plate details.
If there’s an unfortunate accident, your vehicle has undergone damages, and there is a dispute between you and the other party, you can trace the vehicle owner's details through their vehicle's registration number.
Whether you are buying a used vehicle directly from the owner or through a dealer, it is advisable to check the vehicle owner or vehicle details through VAHAN. This way, you can be assured of the genuineness and authenticity of the vehicle and its owner.
With VAHAN, RTOs across the country can access your vehicle data through the centralised database or the national registry of vehicle registration certificates. Hence, you may not be required to present the hard copy of the NOC for your vehicle during an inspection.
During a general vehicle inspection, you need not rely on hard copies of the documents. You can also produce the soft copies uploaded on the DigiLocker app. The authorities can also verify the documents through the VAHAN portal.
Here are some of the most common questions and their answers related to finding vehicle owner details by number plate.
How can I get my car registration certificate details?
Visit the official website of VAHAN and click on ‘Know Your Vehicle Details’ and enter the required details to get your car registration certificate details.
How can I get an owner’s details from the car registration number?
You can get a bike or car owner’s details from the car registration number through the national registry VAHAN. You need the car number plate details to get the required information. For a detailed procedure, follow the step-by-step guide mentioned above.
How to search vehicle details by registration number in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai or Kolkata?
To digitize vehicle registration certificates and driving licences, the Central Government has launched a national registry or a centralized database with data or information collated from RTOs and DTOs across the country. The database includes over 28 crore vehicle details. You can visit VAHAN, the national registry to search vehicle details by registration number from any states and Union Territories of the country.
How to get FASTag registration details with the registration number of a car?
FASTag is the electronic mode of payment for tolls at national highways toll plazas across the country. The technology used in FASTag is Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) which captures the FASTag sticker affixed on the windscreen of the car and collects toll electronically. Since the database is used by the Government of India, you would not be able to get the registration number of another car.
Can I find the vehicle registration number by providing Aadhar details of the owner?
Aadhar is considered to be a safe and important personal data of the Aadhar cardholder. Hence, you cannot use one’s Aadhar details to find the car owner details.
Where do I need to complain about my vehicle registration details?
If you have any query or issue with your vehicle’s registration details, you need to visit the respective RTO to get it rectified. Also, you can visit VAHAN for online mode of service such as updating your mobile number, transfer of ownership, etc.
I want to search my driving licence by name, address and date of birth. Is it possible?
If you have applied for a learner’s licence, then you can visit the respective RTO to find out your DL. However, the Centre has launched Parivahan, which is a centralized database of online services related to motor vehicles. On the main page, select the State in which you have applied for the DL, then select ‘Driving Licence’. Under this menu, click on ‘Apply Online’ and select ‘Application Status’. Enter the application number and your date of birth and click on ‘Submit’ to know the status of your application.
How to search Auto Rickshaw owner details by its vehicle number?
Visit the VAHAN official website to search for the registration number or the Auto Rickshaw vehicle number for the owner details. For a detailed procedure, follow the steps mentioned in this article above to know more.
How can we search the home address of the vehicle's owner?
To safeguard the personal data of the vehicle owner, the address is not mentioned online, especially on VAHAN.
Can we search vehicle details through PAN number?
No, you cannot search through a PAN number. You can search through the vehicle’s registration number or number plate.
Disclaimer: The information mentioned on this page is compiled from different websites and government sources. The information may be updated from time to time. Hence, please refer to the respective government websites and verify before making any decisions.
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