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A way for qualified business and government users to search and view Washington state vehicle and vessel records. You can search by VIN, license plate number, boat Hull ID number (HIN), boat WN number, or registered owner name.
Login or sign up for License eXpress to use this system.
Use must comply with:
Any business or agency that has a permissible purpose for accessing vehicle or vessel registration information.
Parties that might need a plate search contract include:
Permissible uses include:
If you don’t see your business activity, you can still request a plate search contract. We’ll review your request and determine if your activity qualifies as a permissible purpose.
The steps below should be followed by the person who will act as the administrator for the account. This person will manage system access for their employees.
Follow the instructions in the Contracted Plate Search Account Request User Guide to ask for a contract to conduct plate searches.
Once you have a contract to conduct plate searches, follow the instructions in the Administrator Account Access User Guide to set up account access.
Now you are ready to conduct plate searches. Instructions for conducting searches are in the E‑services User Guide.