Frequently Asked Questions.

Any car, truck, cycle, RV, or trailer can be searched. The vehicle must have a valid VIN. Only US records are searched, but import/export records are also checked.

The search takes 2 – 3 hours of research normally over 2 business days. In some cases records are requested from government agencies which take 24 hours to receive back. The report is normally sent within 48 hours, max 3 business days.

A vehicle title search includes research of the state and date of the current title, but does NOT include that actual name of the current vehicle owner. The name of a vehicle owner is protected under Federal Law. Release of private identities of vehicle owners is a crime except under certain conditions. The government requires that a client provide ID and declare that their use is permissible prior to releasing the exact name of a vehicle owner. We will include a DPPA affidavit which you can sign to request that information be released. If approved, that supplemental information will be mailed to you.

If the vehicle record has a lien, no title can be issued until the lien is removed from the government title records. A lien release document is required to delete the lien hold on the title. Information on the process to remove a lien can be found at LienRelease.com.

In order to obtain a new title for a vehicle in your name, the DMV normally requires that you have the original current title document properly signed over to you by the current owner. There are alternate methods of title recovery available if you do not have the original title document.

Some of the categories of records may not have records available. For example, if there are “No Records Found” under the lien section, it can mean that there are no liens on the vehicle, that the liens are paid, or that the lienholder did not report the lien to the records sources searched. If a vehicle has been off the road and un-titled for more than 7 – 10 years, some records are purged from the system, although the title search may locate archived versions of the records in some instances.

Once an order is placed, it can not be canceled. We begin labor and cost on performing the search immediately upon receipt. We do this in order to have the search completed as soon as possible, since most clients would like to get their report ASAP.

No. We do not perform any searching until payment is made.

Much of our work is for corporate clients, such as lenders, auctions, dealerships, and attorneys. We do however perform searching for individual consumers. We reserve the right to decline any order at our discretion.

Yes, once a client has placed 25 orders, over any period of time, a corporate client manager will be in contact to arrange a portal for volume ordering and pricing.

No, a vehicle title search can be performed unilaterally.

The title search does not create a record on the title.

The only record of the search is the transaction of our company, and we do not disclose that except for instances of fraud or dispute.

Yes, if you are the owner of the vehicle you can search your own vehicle records. In addition to the normal search results, we also verify your name on title.

Yes, many of the records we research are available to the general public. Contact your local DMV to find out how to access the records, and you can view our free instructional videos for some training on title searching.

A certified or licensed investigative researcher reviews the VIN submitted by the client. Based on the nature of the vehicle, the researcher obtains records from multiple sources to compile the title abstract. The sources may include DMV records, government reporting, investigative services, manufacturer reports, insurance policy records, license plate readers, auction history, import/export records, and other sources. Records are checked for all 50 states. Upon receiving the results of each search, the researcher prepares a written report for the results of the vehicle search. This report is printed as a PDF file and sent to the client.