In India, each vehicle is identified by its registration or license number. Each state's Regional Transport Office (RTO) issues the Vehicle Registration Plate, also called the Number Plate. By legislation, all number plates are in Latin characters and contemporary Hindu-Arabic numbers.
Knowing Number Plates
- India's international vehicle identification code is IND, and every vehicle gets its registration code based on its registered state.
- Since every state has multiple districts, it is the responsibility of the district RTOs to register the vehicle. Instead of the owner's home district, a vehicle's registration shows the district in which it was purchased.
- The geographical district can frequently be separated into two or more administered regions run by an RTO, particularly districts with significant urban populations.
- The state or union territory is identified by the first section of the license plate, such as TN, WB, MH, and so on. The next two digits represent the district of the car's registration, e.g., TN 76.
- One, two, or three alphabets make up the third part of a license plate. It may be absent in some number plates. It refers to a specific series of RTO. For example, TN 76 H
- The fourth part of the number plate is unique for each vehicle, e.g., TN 76 H 0056
- The Government of India changed rule 50 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules of 1989 on June 1, 2005. We require using new, tamper-resistant High-Security Registration (HSRP) licence plates.�
- Following that, new licence plates were required for all new vehicles introduced to the market; existing vehicles were given two years to comply with them.
- Maharashtra declared that it would shortly implement new licence plates. Although earlier, the Indian President and state governors used to ride in government vehicles without licence plates. Instead, they had a red-plated Indian Emblem engraved in gold. However, now they also carry regular licence plates on their vehicles.
Before knowing how to look for vehicle owner details by number plate, it is important to understand how and on what basis license plate numbers are created.�
How are number plates created, and on what basis?
The registration index of number plates now has 4 components, which are as follows:
- The first two letters indicate the State or Union Territory where the car is registered.
- The following two digits represent the district's sequential number. The numbers were also provided to the RTO registration office due to the high number of car registrations.
- The third component comprises�one, two, three, or no letters. This displays an RTO's current series (also serving as a counter for the number of registered vehicles) and the vehicle classification.
- A number from 1 to 9999, specific to each plate, makes up the fourth component. Once the 4-digit number runs out, a letter is prefixed, then two letters, and so on.
- To prevent misunderstanding with the numbers 0 or 1, letters like O and I are never used in the RTO series. Colour coding of number plates on private vehicles comes standard with black text on a white background.
- The writing on electric-only vehicles is white on a green background. By default, commercial vehicles, including taxis, buses, and trucks, have black writing against a yellow background.
- Vehicles with self-drive rental options feature black backgrounds and yellow text. The lettering on electric-only vehicles is yellow with a green background.
- White text on a red backdrop is used to identify unsold vehicles that belong to a car company or a dealer.
How to look for vehicle owner details by number plate
The technique to check car registration information online via the Park+ app is detailed below:-
- To verify the name of the car owner, use the Park+ app
- Go to 'RTO Services' from the menu
- Enter the vehicle registration number (car or two-wheeler plate number)
- Once you've entered the human verification code, select "Search Vehicle."
You may need to know the details of a particular vehicle for many reasons. We hope the information above has given you an idea of how you can access this information. Instead of trying different ways of checking vehicle details from registration numbers, download the Park+ app from the Play Store and use the Search Vehicle feature. It's the easiest way to get details for any vehicle from its registration number only.