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 senderâ€™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 RTOÂ Districts in India
You need to have a contact in RTO office to get the owner name and address.