The vehicle registration number is the most important identifying information of any vehicle. Besides distinguishing a vehicle from all other vehicles worldwide, the vehicle number also contains information about the owner. This single alphanumeric code alone can reveal many details about the vehicle and the owner. Of late, it has become fairly easy to find several pieces of information just with the help of the vehicle number. However, only a few people know exactly what information the vehicle number can provide.
If you want to know how to find a vehicle owner’s contact details, like name and phone number, from the vehicle number, you are reading the right blog. We will tell you exactly what information you can expect from a vehicle number and how to get that information. Sounds interesting? Keep reading.
How to Find Phone Number from Vehicle Number?
As discussed above, the vehicle number can open the doors to a lot of essential information about the vehicle and its owner. What’s more, it’s easily possible to find this information about any vehicle- even the ones that don’t belong to you.
However, there is a limit on how much information can access using this number. After all, there are things called security and privacy, and you can’t expect to get sensitive information about anyone just through a number that is openly visible on the road.
In other words, you can’t find someone’s phone number from their vehicle number. The vehicle number can provide details like the person’s name, vehicle model, and several other details (we will get to these details in a while). However, it cannot reveal confidential details, such as phone number and address.
With that said, you can still obtain a lot of information from a vehicle’s number plate. So, let’s talk about how you can find out these details online.
How to find vehicle and owner details using vehicle number?
Finding out information about a vehicle and its owner has become very easy, thanks to several reliable online portals that can fetch these details for you. In the following sections, we will talk about two online platforms that can provide you with several key pieces of information about a vehicle and its owner:
Parivahan Sewa Portal
One of the most trusted online portals to get vehicle details using vehicle numbers is the Parivahan Portal, a government-owned portal providing vehicle-related services. This platform can provide you with details about a vehicle. Here are the details you can expect to get on this portal:
1. Vehicle Type
2. Model name
3. Brand name
4. Place of registration
5. Owner name (but it is partially masked and, therefore, not readable)
6. Registration date
7. Fitness validity
8. PUCC validity
9. Insurance details
As you can see, you cannot find the owner’s phone number through this portal. Still, several other essential details are available, and accessing them is easy. You just need to follow some simple steps:
Step 1: Open your browser and go to this link.
If the above link doesn’t work, go to the Parivahan Sewa Portal (https://parivahan.gov.in) and click on the Informational Services button at the top panel. Then, select the option Know your Vehicle Details.
Step 2: You must log into the portal to search for a vehicle number. If you don’t have an account, click on Create account and enter your phone number and email address and tap on Generate OTP. Enter the OTP and set a password to finish the account creation process.
Step 3: Once you’ve created your account, you will be redirected again to the login page. Enter your mobile number and click on Next. Enter your password and click on Continue to log in.
Step 4: You will finally arrive at the Vehicle Registration Status page. Enter the vehicle number and verification code, and tap on Vehicle Search.
You will find the vehicle registration details on the next page.
The Parivahan Portal provides a lot of information about a user. However, it does not show you the user’s full name and masks it in a way that makes it almost impossible to guess. Moreover, the portal doesn’t provide other information, such as the chassis number, engine number, and vehicle color.
Fortunately, there are other options that can provide you with all these details. Third-party apps can provide this information and help you find the vehicle and owner details from the vehicle number.
Follow these steps to find the owner details using a reliable third-party app called Vahan Info – RTO Vehicle Info:
Step 1: First of all, you need to download the app from the Play Store. You can simply click on this link to find the app directly on the Play Store:
Step 2: Once you have installed the app, open it and tap on the Continue to app banner to remove the add and enter the app home screen.
Step 3: Enter the vehicle number inside the box at the top and tap on Search. The details will load within seconds.
You can find the owner’s full name (unmasked, unlike the one in Parivahan Portal) along with several other details about the vehicle. The engine and chassis numbers will be partially masked because they are private pieces of information. But you can find the vehicle color, registration date, PUC validity, and Fitness validity as before.
The two methods we have discussed are both online solutions and require you to follow the process of signing up on a website or downloading an app. But there is a third way to find the vehicle and owner details without connecting to the internet.
You can simply send a message and get the vehicle details as a reply. This facility is provided by the Parivahan Sewa portal and therefore provides you with information similar to the one you get online. However, sending a message is much simpler.
The process is simple. Just open your phone’s messaging app, and send the following SMS to this number- 7732899899.
“VAHAN [VEHICLE NUMBER]“
For example, if the vehicle number is AB 01C 1234, you need to send “VAHAN AB01C1234” to the given number (7732899899). Once you send the SMS, you will soon receive an SMS with the vehicle details.
This is the simplest of all the three methods we have discussed. But we kept it for the end because this method occasionally doesn’t work. Therefore, you might not always receive a message as quickly as you want. In fact, you might not get any message at all. Nevertheless, it’s no harm to give it a try!
The vehicle number can provide you with a lot of useful information about a vehicle and its owner. However, finding the phone number of the owner is not possible with the vehicle number alone.
In this blog, we have talked about how you can find the details about a vehicle and its owner via the vehicle number. As discussed, you can find the details via three methods: the official online portal, third-party apps, and the SMS service. While the first two steps are highly effective, the third method might not always work.
Try the three methods and tell us which one you like the most. We are waiting for your comments!