Get a vehicle registration or title record (abstract)

Vehicle registration and title record abstracts are summaries

Vehicle registration and title record abstracts are summmaries of registration (plate) and title records. They are not actual registration or title documents.  For more information, see definitions of vehicle registration and title record abstracts issued by the New York DMV. 

If you need a new copy of your vehicle registration, see How to replace a registration.

If you need a copy of your vehicle title, see How to replace a title certificate

 

How to get your vehicle registration record abstract

You can order your vehicle registration abstract by using form Request for DMV Records (PDF) (MV-15).

Include these items with your request

  • your plate number or Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
    • if you do not know your plate number or VIN, provide your name and date of birth (DOB), as well as the vehicle make and year
  • a photocopy of your driver license or other government issued photo ID card as proof of identity
  • a personal check or money order (payable to "Commissioner of Motor Vehicles") to pay the search fee of $10.00

Mail to the address listed on the form.

 

How to get your vehicle title record abstract

You can order your title record abstract by using form Request for DMV Records (PDF) (MV-15).

Include these items with your request

  • the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) 
    • if you do not know the VIN, we may be able to locate the record using our registration files - provide the name and date of birth (DOB) of the registrant, as well as the year and make for the vehicle
  • a photocopy of your driver license or other government issued photo ID card as proof of identity
  • a personal check or money order (payable to "Commissioner of Motor Vehicles") to pay the search fee of $10.00

Mail to the address listed on the form.


How to get another person's records

You must submit a Request for DMV Records (PDF) (MV-15) and certify that you have a permissible use under the Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) to see the personal information of another person on DMV records. See Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) for more information.

Do it by mail

You can order your vehicle or title record abstracts by mail using the Request for DMV Records (MV-15).

For your convenience, many DMV PDF forms can be filled in online and then printed.