Team AckoJun 9, 2021
One of the first and most important requirements, especially during a hit-and-run scenario, is the identity of the vehicle. In this case, it is the vehicle registration number. Even if you have managed to get the details of the vehicle’s number plate, you may not know the owner’s details. Or, if you are planning to buy a used car or bike, you may want to know your vehicle details. Read on to find out how to check vehicle owner details by registration number.
The procedure to find vehicle registration details is simple and easy to follow. The Government of India has made it possible for citizens to trace bike or car owner details by registration number online. The Centre, through the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, launched a national registry known as VAHAN. It is a central database of all crucial details and currently, it has digitized over 28 crore vehicle data or information.
The primary objective of the Central Government to launch VAHAN is to centralize all information related to driving licences and vehicle registration certificates from the DTOs (District Transport Offices and RTOs – Regional Transport Offices spread across the country.
Below is the step-by-step procedure to check vehicle registration details online-enabled through VAHAN:
Step 1: Visit the official website of VAHAN to check the vehicle owner name.
Step 2: On top of the page, click on ‘Know Your Vehicle Details’. (at Top Navigation menu)
Step 3: On the new page, enter the vehicle registration number (Car or Bike Plate Number).
Step 4: Enter the human verification code and click on ‘Search Vehicle’.
Step 5: Make a note of the car or bike owner’s name and other details of the vehicle.
Also, read: Vehicle Scrappage Policy in India
Upon completion of the steps above, you will be directed to a new page with details of the vehicle. Below are the different types of vehicle details you will be able to view:
Chassis and Engine Number (Partially Visible)
Vehicle Class or Type
Manufacturer and Model Name
Fitness or Registration Expiry Date
Road Tax Details
Insurance Expiry Date
Pollution Under Control Certificate (PUCC) Expiry Date.
Emission Norms Details
Status of the Registration Certificate
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.
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.
India is a large country with a huge population. Along with it, there are several vehicles being bought every day. This can be new and used vehicles. Several thousands of vehicles are being registered on a daily basis and sometimes it can be very difficult to trace the details of the vehicle. However, here are the top reasons you need to find a vehicle (VAHAN) details with number plate:
To track a vehicle owner with registration number can be a cumbersome task, especially in a hit-and-run case. With VAHAN, you can find the vehicle owner details through number plate details.
In case of an unfortunate accident and your vehicle has received damages and there is a dispute between you and the other party, you can trace the vehicle owner’s details through the registration number of their vehicle.
Whether you are buying a used vehicle directly from the owner or through a dealer, it is advisable to check the vehicle owner or the vehicle details through VAHAN. This way you can be assured the genuineness and the authenticity of the vehicle and its owner.
With VAHAN, RTOs across the country can access your vehicle data through the centralized database or the national registry of vehicle’s registration certificates. Hence, you may not require to present a NOC for your vehicle.
Also, read: NOC for Car
Below are some of the common questions asked about vehicle registration details online:
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.
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