A few years ago a car kept parking in my reserved parking spot in my office building. I did not want to have it towed without contacting the owner, but I didn’t know how to find out who the owner was. First, I tried contacting the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. After being on hold for eons and getting transferred several times, I finally connected with a live Texas bureaucrat who told me that the Texas DMV would not release any information to me.
I then did a Google search on the terms “texas license plate search” and “texas license plate lookup”. I found a lot of websites that claimed that they could find the owner of a Texas vehicle from it’s license plate number. I researched these websites and, in my opinion, most of them were inadequate or downright scams.
Next, I started searching deeper into the websites of the Texas DMV and the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT). After much trial & error I found out that there was a hard-copy form I could fill out and take to a TXDOT office. This form had a list of approved reasons for a Texas license plate search so I chose the appropriate option, and for a fee, I got my Texas license plate report.
Long story short: I invested a lot more time doing research to find a way to access this information online. I’m a website designer in Austin, Texas so I built this website, that will allow anyone to search for and lookup a Texas license plate number. I can usually email a report back to you within 24 hours.