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  • Clean Title History
  • Salvage History
  • Accident, Total Loss Events
  • Theft, Open Lien & Recall History
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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
Brand Glossary

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!


An Oregon VIN is the key to unlocking valuable information about a car’s background. Motorists who are trying to register a vehicle find VIN number checks helpful in simplifying the registration process. Car shoppers who are considering purchasing a used car find it useful to check VIN numbers of cars they want to buy to ensure they are making a well-informed buying decision.

Request Your Online Vehicle History Report

A full VIN history report is available online from DMV.com. VIN reports from the Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicle Services department are available through a combination of mail, in person and phone requests. Learn about the different types of reports and how you can get your vehicle’s history in the sections below.

How to Conduct an Oregon VIN Number Lookup Online

With a simple VIN lookup, you gain access to a complete car history. This procedure searches multiple sites, databases and resources to compile the most comprehensive vehicle history report for your car. With this online service you will receive:

  • Manufacturer information – including product recalls, original vehicle specifications and safety bulletins.
  • State DMV information – including title history, odometer readings and inspection history.
  • Insurance information – including major and minor accidents.

How to Request an Oregon VIN Code Lookup in Person

Vehicle records by obtained via VIN number check are available at Oregon DMV offices across the state. To obtain vehicle records, you must complete a request form. On the form, you must specify which records you request and take note of the cost for each. Bring the completed form and fee payment to your local DMV office. The requested records must be mailed to your home, so allow an appropriate amount of time for research and postal service.

While Oregon’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) does not offer a full vehicle history report, it does offer VIN code lookup services to car owners.

How to Request an Oregon VIN Lookup by Phone

A vehicle record information report, via VIN lookups in OR, is available through the DMV by phone. The search results will be mailed to your home address. This report includes a vehicle description, the registered owner, and limited DMV information about the car. The report may not be mailed to you until you make a complete payment for the search.

You may also request the most recently recorded odometer reading of the vehicle by phone. To request this VIN lookup odometer report by phone, call Oregon DMV Records Services.

How to Request an Oregon VIN Lookup by Mail

You can request reports from VIN number checks by mail, as well. To request one of these VIN history reports, complete the request form. Include full payment for all records requests and mail the form plus payment the DMV Record Service office. Remember to allow an appropriate amount of time for the DMV to compile the reports and mail the results.

What info is in an Oregon VIN history report?

Ordering a VIN history report from DMV.com provides you with one easy-to-read report, instantly and includes a wide variety of information from several resources. The information that you can access now on this online instant report includes:

  • Manufacturer vehicle specifications – including the original window sticker and factory options.
  • Recall and safety bulletins – bulletins issued by the manufacturer and by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA).
  • Insurance total loss records – including damage due to accidents, floods and theft.
  • Odometer records – mileage readings reported to the DMV, sales listings, insurance records, auctions and National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS).
  • Open lien information – bank and lienholder information.
  • DMV title information – title history plus event records, junk, rebuilt, salvage and lemon issues.
  • And more, such as minor accident, theft data, impound and towing events, sales listings and frame damage inspections.

The VIN lookup reports available through the Oregon DMV contain limited information. The separate reports and what they include are listed below:

  • Vehicle Record – vehicle description, registered owner information, lien holder information available DMV recorded information.
  • Previous owner information – a copy of the vehicle sale and title transaction that includes the previous owner.
  • Vehicle title history – a report that includes copies of every title transaction with that vehicle within the state of Oregon.
  • Insurance information – the insurance company information of current insurer.
  • Odometer information search – either the most recently recorded odometer reading or the two most recent readings.

Why would I need to perform a VIN check in Oregon?

A VIN number check is crucial to buyers of used cars as well as owners of previously owned vehicles. Motorists considering the purchase of a used car can make a more confident buying decision when they know the history of the vehicle. With an OR VIN history check, you can be assured that the odometer has not been tampered with, the car is not stolen and is not bound by an unresolved lien situation.

Get Your Vehicle History Report Online

Owners of used cars can complete a full VIN history search to find information on recalls or safety issues with their vehicle. This is particularly useful when a car has had repeated maintenance or repair issues.

How do I locate my vehicle’s VIN?

A VIN is a 17-digit coded number that describes a vehicle. This sequence is used to identify a specific car and track everything that happens to it. They help prevent theft and fraud and promote better vehicle safety standards. The VIN number is stamped in several locations around your vehicle including:

  • On the dash by the windshield.
  • On the front of the engine.
  • On the steering column.
  • On the left-hand inner wheel arch.
  • In the maintenance book and component parts list.
  • In the driver’s side door.

Vehicle History Report Fees in Oregon

In Oregon, it costs $22.50 to request a vehicle history report.

Last updated on Thursday, March 14 2019.