are many websites that offer “license plate searches” for “free”
or for a small one-time fee, however, it’s important to note that
those websites (searchquarry.com,
just to name a few), only scan the web for public information, which
is extremely outdated. That is also how they are able to offer
“instant” results. They do not have an actual person obtaining or
validating the data. If the vehicle has been sold or transferred
ownership, those other websites may not contain that information.
York, in particular, as of 2011, stopped sharing DMV records with
public information websites. This means, if you are trying to obtain
information on a vehicle newer than 2011 or the vehicle you are
trying to obtain information on (any year model) has changed owners
after 2011, those “instant” websites will not have any of the
how do you find this information? The answer is simple,
The difference at IntelHawk is that we are comprised of licensed
private investigators and have special permission to access New
York’s DMV records, normally reserved for law enforcement, and we
can guarantee the most up to date results.
Gary, for example. He wanted to purchase a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro but
wanted to do his research first before rushing into a purchase. Gary
tried a license plate search on an “instant” website, and
received information indicating that the owner’s name was James and
that he resided in Colorado, which did not coincide with the
information he knew to be true. Gary knew the vehicle had New York
plates and that the owner resided in New York, so why was the
“instant” site telling him something different? Because they
don’t have accurate,
up to date information.
almost missed out on purchasing this Camaro for a good deal because
of the information that was reported on an “instant” website. He
suspected that the classified ad for the vehicle was a scam and that
it couldn’t possibly be the one he was trying to purchase because
the vehicle he knew of was in New York, not Colorado. Luckily, in
Gary’s situation, he utilized IntelHawk’s Vehicle
By License Plate
search and was able to find accurate and up to date information.
is just one of our many success stories and coincides with our
mission to provide investigative services to everyone for a fair
price and provide you with the information you deserve.