How to Trace Registration Number: Car, Two wheeler

Sometimes you want to trace owner of a vehicle such as car, bike, van, auto with registration number. This is useful when buying vehicles to be sure if they are the right owners and the RC book is not manipulated.

For Kerala, the owner of the vehicle can be traced from number plate via a online link:

Trace Kerala registered Vehicles Online

For Karnataka there is a SMS service:

Bangalore RTO started and SMS service to obtain the information on a vehicle owner by sending the registration number to 56006. Within seconds, the name of the vehicle owner and the vehicle details will be displayed on the SMS sender’s mobile screen. Details of 16 lakh vehicles (registration numbers starting with KA-01, KA-02, KA-03, KA-04 and KA-05 only) have been stored in the database.The details of around 70 lakh vehicles will be uploaded in the next eight months. One can type RTO<space>KA-05-AA-0000 and send it to 56006 from the mobile phone. Each SMS will cost about Rs 3.

For TamilNadu and other states there no easy way to trace the vehicles online/SMS.

But, the RTO, where the vehicles are registered can be found using this link: List of RTO Districts in India

You need to have a contact in RTO office to get the owner name and address.



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  • Dastubun

    SIR MYSELF SHRI SHITES DAS,OWNER OF VECHICALE NO-WB-38H-4619, I HAD PAID THE LIFE TIME TAX BUT THE PAPER IS MISSING, PLEASE GIVE ME A SUGGESSION , HOW CAN I GET BACK THE DUPLICATE OF THE SAID LOST PAPER

  • Shitshat

    BUY A NEW CAR

  • Samson_jesu

    I need to find my friends address is vehicle no.Tn01 ak 1652, pls give me a suggession, how can i get is address..

  • yusuf m sanwarwala

    sir we have misplace our registration papers of two two-wheeler no.MH-43 AG4752 AND MH-01  AD8121 kindly suggest the procedure for getting duplicate

  • Meiyappan RM

    We can now have the ownership details of a vehicle using the Vehicle registration number instantly through SMS.

    Send a SMS to 092123 57123 typing vahan

    The Service is Available for selected regions only.

  • sundararaj

    i want to know my new two wheeler registration number