How to know Vehicle Registration details in India

How to know Vehicle Registration details in India

India consists of a vast network of Highways, freeways, expressways, roads and lanes. Various means of transport such as bicycle, motorcycle, cars, taxis, buses, trucks etc; are used by people for the transportation of people and goods. In India, each vehicle has a unique registration number which is known as Vehicle Number.

To find the details of any registered vehicle one should have the vehicle number. In India, the Vehicle registration details could be known in two methods – offline and online.

Meaning of the vehicle number

As we have suggested, an Indian number plate is essential to know your vehicle registration details in India. The first thing you need to know is that the initial two letters of this number consists of 2 alphabet letters which are the abbreviation of the state in which it is registered. Following is the list of the abbreviation and their respective Indian state:

AN—Andaman & Nicobar

HP—Himachal Pradesh


AP—Andhra Pradesh



AR—Arunachal Pradesh




JK— J & K










TN—Tamil Nadu

DD—Daman and Diu


TS - Telangana




DN—Dadra & Nagar Haveli




MP—Madhya Pradesh

UP—Uttar Pradesh



WB—West Bengal


Offline Method

The first way of knowing vehicle registration details is to do it in person at the RTO office. Here are the steps you should follow:

  1. First find in which state the vehicle is registered from the two letters by using the above mentioned list of abbreviation.
  2. Next find out in which RTO office of that particular state the vehicle is registered in.
  3. The third step is to visit the RTO office and get in touch with a local agent who may help you in obtaining FOP (Form of Particulars) which contains the information sheet of the owner of the vehicle.

Online Method

Likewise, the registration details of a vehicle can be obtained through some sites too if you don't have time to go to the RTO office which are:

  • Mobile number track

This website also provides the vehicle registration details in the same way. Enter the vehicle number and then click on Go.

  • Find and trace

This website helps you to track the vehicle location, RTO information and other relevant details. It also provides a list of the number of RTO offices in every state of India.

  • Tech Dreams

The registration details of vehicles such as cars, bikes, etc; can be obtained through this site. Enter the vehicle number and then click on locate. It also consists of a list of Frequently asked questions to provide you some more details.

Now you know how to know vehicle registration numbers in India you might also want to know how to cancel vehicle registration numbers too.

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