It is sometimes possible to find out the previous owner of a car from looking at the title slip, especially if the car changes hands through a private transaction. However, car dealers and the Department of Motor Vehicles are prohibited from passing on the names of previous car owners.
Previous owners' names were deleted from official vehicle histories after a 1989 case in which a fan murdered an actress he was stalking after getting her home address from official Department of Motor Vehicles records. It is possible to get a vehicle's history, including any history of accidents, by checking the vehicle identification number with services such as Carfax.Learn More
In order to renew a driver's license, you will need the documentation that the state requires, as well as a method of payment for the renewal fee. Requirements for renewing a driver's license vary from state to state, though the general process is the same in all districts.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the Pasadena, Calif., field office of the Department of Motor Vehicles can be contacted via telephone by dialing the number (800) 777-0133. The office is located at 49 S. Rosemead Boulevard Pasadena, Calif., 91107.Full Answer >
The length of time that speeding points remain on a driver's license varies by state. In Nevada, Maine and New Mexico, points stay on a license for one year, and in Massachusetts, points stay on a license for six years, as of 2014.Full Answer >
To apply for a trade plate, or professional plate, you must already have a registration sticker and a regular series plate issued by DMV. You can apply online, through regular mail or in person at the DMV.Full Answer >