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Each DMV Vehicle History & Title Report checks for:

Vehicle Specifications
Insurance Total Loss
Open Lien Information
DMV Title Information
Odometer Records
Other Information
Salvage and Whole Car Auction History
Safety Recall from NHTSA and Manufacturers
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Frequently Asked Questions

You ask questions, our job is to answer them.

Where can i find my car's VIN information?

A VIN number records can be found on: The driver's side door, a sticker or a metal plate. The lower corner of the windshield, on the driver's side of the vehicle. Your vehicle title and registration. Your insurance card.

How do i get a vehicle history record?

You can download the most up-to-date vehicle records with DMV.com, or visit your local DMV. A comprehensive VIN history report will protect you from any foul play from a seller, such as: reversing the odometer, not disclosing previous repairs, or hiding accidents that may have damaged the frame or the vehicle.

How to sell your car with a VIN number check?

Preparing to sell your vehicle requires providing car info by VIN to potential buyers. Prospective buyers who obtain a VIN number report will get through information about the vehicle and it's condition. As a seller, you can then effectively address any question or concerns regarding the sale, and also get closer to your asking price.

What qualifies for a refund?

DMV.com stands behind the data provided & we provide refunds in the case of any error in title data is not correct as evidenced by a copy or proof of such data error from a state title document.

Why is my credit card showing a charge for a report that I did not receive?

If you ordered a report for a VIN for which no data was available you may see an authorization on your credit card for the amount of the report you requested. This is an authorization only & will be released by DMV.com within 24 hours. Hold times may vary by individual banks.

Is this a one-time charge?

Please be assured that the charges for a single or multiple Vehicle History & Title Reports are one-time charges. There are no monthly automatic charges or fees. You are only charged for the reports you specifically purchase.

Where does your vehicle data come from?

Vehicle history information comes from many sources including records on file from NMVTIS, state DMV, police records, fire & insurance records, data aggregators as well as many other proprietary sources.

What is NMVTIS?

The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) was created through the Federal Anti-Car Theft Act of 1992, to help protect consumers from fraud & unsafe vehicles & to keep stolen vehicles from being resold.

Why did I receive the message 'No Data Available'?

You did not receive a report, & will not be charged, because DMV.com does not have enough information for the VIN you requested. You may see an authorization on your credit card for the amount of the report. This is an authorization only & will be released by DMV.com within 24 hours. Hold times may vary by individual banks.

What is the purpose of NMVTIS?

To learn more about The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS), visit the NMVTIS vehiclehistory.gov website.

Who operates & manages NMVTIS?

The U.S. Department of Justice is responsible for oversight of the implementation & operation of NMVTIS, & works in partnership with the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA). AAMVA has been the operator since 1992. To learn more about NMVTIS visit the vehiclehistory.gov website.

How much will it cost to obtain NMVTIS information on a vehicle?

Cost for NVMTIS vehicle history reports vary & are determined by individual service providers. The Anti-Car Theft Act requires that the system be funded through user fees & not dependent on federal funds. For this reason, NMVTIS has been designed as a fee-for-service system.

What's included in my VIN report?

General Information, such as the Summary, Vehicle Specs, Title Information and more!

1. Get Your VIN Check Report Online

Order a VIN check now to access your vehicle’s complete history. Whether you are buying a car, selling one or simply interested in learning more about your current vehicle, a VIN check can help. Vehicle identification numbers help record important information about a car, including title history, odometer readings, previous owners and much more. A VIN check puts these important details at your fingertips, helping you make informed decisions. Get yours now to access your vehicle’s record online.

2. By Mail

Some people prefer to complete their car-related transactions by mail. However, in the case of a VIN check, there is little reason to use conventional mail to run a car background check. Still, if you have access to a by-mail VIN check service and would like to use it to get information about a vehicle, there are a few factors to take into account. First, make sure you are not on a tight deadline if you are completing a task by mail, since this method usually takes longer than completing a task online. Second, be sure the payment method and information you provide are accurate, as any errors will cause delays.

3. In Person at the DMV Office

Depending on your state, you may be able to request a VIN check in person at the DMV. However, there are a few drawbacks to using this method. The primary one is that DMV lines are usually long and slow, so visiting a DMV location to perform a task you can simply do online will require more time and energy. Additionally, the VIN checks available through the DMV are often not as thorough as the ones available online. Many DMVs provide basic information about a car on their VIN checks, while online services pull together information from various sources, including the federal government and private companies.


Residents may request to check a VIN in North Dakota through a variety of different methods. This report can be requested by mail or in person. A comprehensive vehicle history based on a VIN lookup is available online from DMV.com. You must have background information on a vehicle in order to register the car in the state properly.

Request Your Online Vehicle History Report

North Dakota’s Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle division may refuse to issue a vehicle registration to you for a vehicle without a full damage report or if there are issues with the title and ownership. Review the different ways to look up VIN numbers in the sections below.

How to Conduct a North Dakota VIN Number Lookup Online

Motorists can conveniently order a VIN history report online from DMV.com. This comprehensive report includes in-depth background information on the vehicle that is not included in most other reports. From this online report you will get information regarding:

  • Insurance history – such as any claims made on the car, if the car was reported stolen, or any other information about the vehicle that has been reported to an insurance agency.
  • Manufacturer information – such as the original vehicle equipment and features, the original vehicle sales sticker, any manufacturer recalls or model issues.
  • Government records – such as title history, theft history, odometer readings and inspections.

How to Request a North Dakota VIN Code Lookup in Person

Motorists who want to check the title history of their vehicles within the state of North Dakota can complete the appropriate VIN code lookup application form and submit it to their local DMV office. This requested report will provide information about the owner and potentially previous owners of the vehicle. Complete the form with your name, address and VIN number and submit it to your local ND DOT office along with the appropriate payment. You must also provide a fax number or email address to have the results of the search sent to you.

North Dakota requires vehicle inspections for registration of new vehicles. These inspections often include a VIN history report, but the inspections must be completed by an authorized business to verify compliance with state laws. You can check the ND DOT website for qualified businesses in your area to conduct an inspection on your vehicle.

How to Request a North Dakota VIN Lookup by Mail

You can submit a written request for looking up VIN number reports by mail. First, you must obtain and complete a request for vehicle information form. Then, you must also provide a fax number or email address to have the results of the search sent to you.

What info is in a North Dakota VIN history report?

The state of North Dakota does not offer a service to provide state motorists with a VIN history report. However, DMV.com will provide an in-depth report covering all aspects of a vehicle’s history. An online VIN number report from DMV.com will include the following:

  • Manufacturer’s specification
  • Manufacturer’s recall notices
  • National Highway Transportation and Safety Association safety notices
  • Odometer recordings and inspection history
  • Open lien information
  • Auction history and salvage auction information
  • Full title history

Why would I need to perform a VIN check in North Dakota?

Ordering a VIN history report will save you effort and money when trying to register your car or purchase a car. Vehicles are subject to vehicle inspections before a valid North Dakota registration can be issued. A comprehensive VIN lookup report can alert a motorist to previous failed inspections or manufacturer recalls, which may cause a vehicle to fail an inspection.

For automotive buyers, a VIN number check can alert you to legal or insurance problems with a vehicle, including whether the car was ever salvaged or sold at an auction. Car buyers are strongly encouraged to run a VIN number check on all vehicles they are considering purchasing, to look for title issues, liens, theft history, and other potential problems that could cause expensive repairs or troublesome legal matters.

How do I locate my vehicle’s VIN number?

VIN numbers are used on all vehicles so that the financial, safety and ownership history of a car can be tracked. Most motorists are aware that the VIN is posted on an engraved sticker on the dashboard near the windshield. The VIN is also posted and stamped on various other places within your vehicle, as well including:

  • On the front of the engine.
  • Inside the driver’s door.
  • On the post of the passenger side door.
  • On the radiator support bracket.
  • On the firewall.
  • On the steering column.
  • On the left instrumentation panel.

Get Your VIN Check Online

If you are purchasing a used car, an ND VIN history report is essential for your buying confidence, to know that the vehicle is sound and legally clear. Alternatively, if you are registering a car for the first time in the state, a VIN lookup can help prevent any issues or obstacles in the registration process.

Vehicle History Report Fees in North Dakota

The fee for a vehicle record search in North Dakota is $3 per search, even if no records are found.

Last updated on Thursday, January 3 2019.