How to know vehicle owner details in a registration number.

Having the information of a vehicle owner is quite important in India – especially for a number of situations that might come up. One of the most common scenarios where the details of the vehicle owner is necessary is a hit-and-run situation or an accident. In such cases, having the registration number of the vehicle involved is extremely important. Whether it’s a two-wheeler or a four-wheeler vehicle, the registration number or the licence plate number can come in handy to get the owners information and bring them to justice. Having the information of the vehicle owner can also be used when buying a used car or motorbike. With the registration number, buyers can check all the information about the vehicle and make an informed decision thereafter.

To get the owner information online in India, the Central Government introduced a service called VAHAN which is available through the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways website. Since its introduction, VAHAN has collected and recorded the information of over 28 Crore vehicles in India. The information recorded on VAHAN is collected by the various Rots (Regional Transport Office) and DTOs (District Transport Office) across the country. By simply entering the registration number into VAHAN, people can find the owners information within seconds.

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What are the other details that you can find along with the vehicle owner information?
VAHAN was designed to make it extremely easy for people to find information about a used vehicle and the owner as well. However, there is a lot more information you can find online using the registration number of a vehicle. Some of which are:

Owner’s Name
Registration Number
Registration Date
Fuel Type
Manufacturer and Model Name
Chassis Number
Engine Number (Partially Visible)
Class or Type of Vehicle
Road Tax Details
Expiry Date of Insurance
Fitness or Registration Expiry Date
Registration Certificate Status
Details of Emission Norms
Expiry Date of PUCC (Pollution Under Control Certificate)

How to get vehicle owner details by registration number using “Parivahan” portal?
It doesn’t take much to find out the vehicle owner information online. Initially, one was required to find out the information via text message services offered by the Government. Now, however, the SMS-based service has been replaced with an online portal called ”Parivahan”, where one can check car owner details of any vehicle in India.

Here’s how you can find the vehicle owner information by the registration number –

Step 1:

Step 2:

Enter the vehicle’s registration number
Enter the Verification Code from the Captcha Image
Click on “Check Status” to proceed

How to get vehicle owner details by registration number using “Vahan” portal?
In order to get the information, you need to visit the official VAHAN website at From there, you can click on “Know Your Vehicle Details” that is found on the top menu. Then you will have to enter the registration number and enter a verification code before clicking on “Search Vehicle”. You will find all the information and details about the vehicle that is registered at the RTO. Since all the details correspond to the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988, it is a must that is registered in all Indian States.

Next, you’ll be able to view full vehicle owner information of whose car’s registration number you have provided. Other than the vehicle owner details, you will be able to see registration date and city, vehicle make and model, the number of owners the vehicle has had, and a lot more.

What else can VAHAN be used for?
Incorporating technology into every day jobs has made it easier, convenient, and quicker to get things done. VAHAN is one such service that has made things a lot easier. Not only is VAHAN great at stopping illegal activity on the road, but it can also be used in a number of handy ways as well.

One of the most advantageous features about VAHAN is that all the information about a vehicle and its owner is always available online. This means that vehicle owners don’t always have to carry their documentation around in their vehicles like before. So, if the police require your papers and have them at home, all you have to do is provide the registration number and all the information will pop-up in officer’s device so they can check.

Another ways VAHAN can be helpful is that it eliminates the mandatory need for a NOC or No Objection Certificate at all times when someone is taking their vehicle from one state to another. Given the fact that all the RTOs and DTOs in India record the information of every vehicle, finding the details of a vehicle can be done within seconds. This makes it easy to trace the vehicle’s origin and the status of registration.

How to Get Vehicle Registration Information via SMS/Text?
While it is possible to get a lot of information about a vehicle and its owner using the registration number on the VAHAN or Parivahan portals, the owner’s address is something that is always kept private. For those people who do not have access to an internet connection, there is another way to get the vehicle details directly on to their mobile phones. By simply sending a single text message, a person can instantly get all the information about a vehicle just by having the registration number. Here is the process of getting the registration details of a vehicle through a SMS:

On a mobile phone, open the Message application.
In the message space, type VAHANRegistration Number of the vehicle (Example – VAHAN WB123ABCxx9).
In the recipient number space, enter the VAHAN SMS number: 77328-99899.
Send the message.
A message will be sent back with a few details including the vehicle name, type, fuel type, registered state, owner’s name, and the expiry date of the registration certification.
If you ever find yourself in a situation where you had to find the details of a vehicle that had broken the law, using the registration number online – either through the VAHAN and Parivahan portals or through SMS – is the best and fastest way to inform the authorities.


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