Michigan License Plate Lookup

Enter a Michigan license plate number to learn all about a vehicle registered in the Great Lakes State!

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With our MI license plate lookup, you can enter a registered Michigan license plate number to get access to our robust reports with rich info on vehicles with Michigan license plates. We leverage multiple government and third-party data sources to provide you with data like vehicle history reports, title checks, vehicle market value, depreciation calculations and more.

Get access to 50 Michigan license plate searches and vehicle history reports a month with a Bumper subscription!

What information can you find with a Michigan license plate search?

Our Michigan license plate search can provide you with important available vehicle info, which may include:

  • Market value
  • Estimated ownership costs
  • Accident history
  • Past ownership
  • Lien information
  • Salvage and other branded title info
  • Manufacturer recalls
  • Equipment and trim specifications
  • Sales history

When you use Bumper, you can gain access to key data that can help you determine the best course of action to take in your vehicle ownership journey.

Want to check the market value of a prospective Michigan vehicle or a car you already own?

What makes our Michigan license plate search different?

With our online license plate search tool, you can run a Michigan license plate search to gather specific info about a Michigan vehicle you’re interested in learning more about. Our search tool utilizes a massive database of public records provided by the Michigan Department of State at Michigan.gov, NMVTIS and other third-party data sources like J.D. Power.

No matter where you live in the “mitten,” you can use Bumper to find all the details you need on a Michigan-based vehicle (and the Upper Peninsula)!

While it’s known as the Great Lakes State, Michigan is still well known for its love of cars. After all, Detroit earned its moniker of Motor City for a reason! With a population of 10 million-plus while being home to the Big Three in Ford, GM, and Chrysler, vehicles are a literal way of life in MI.

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Our Michigan license plate searches can help you access data for vehicles around the entire state of Michigan, including its top 10 metro areas by population (2021):

  1. Detroit - Warren - Dearborn: 4.2 million
  2. Grand Rapids - Wyoming: 1 million
  3. Lansing - East Lansing 504,399
  4. Ann Arbor: 373,224
  5. Kalamazoo - Portage 346,169
  6. Saginaw: 189,957
  7. Muskegon: 173,361
  8. Jackson: 156,238
  9. Niles - Benton Harbor: 151,792
  10. Holland - Grand Haven: 116,030

Whether you’re buying, selling or keeping a car, we can help you research a Michigan vehicle to both simplify and get the most out of your automotive endeavors.

How can a MI license plate lookup help you?

Our Michigan license plate search can provide you with vital information to help you find your way through the twists and turns of car ownership—whether you’re buying, selling or keeping.

Whether you live in or around the Detroit area or you’re a Yooper, our MI license plate search results can help you determine your vehicle’s market value in Michigan so you can set a reasonable asking price. And if you’re not buying directly off of the factory floor in MoTown, our license plate search can provide you with important details on a vehicle’s history. Some of this might include any impact to a vehicle from an accident or lemon law designation, as well as salvage title issues caused by hail, tornadoes, flooding, or Michigan’s notoriously harsh winters.

Issues like these can make even the coolest of cars go from the top of your wish list to the top of your list of regrets. But with our extensive vehicle reports, you can avoid the lemons.

In short, from vehicle shopping to buying, maintaining and selling your vehicle, a Bumper subscription can make it all simple. (And if you’re trying to decide between a few different options for your next car, we can help you compare vehicles side by side.)

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Why use our Michigan license plate search?

At Bumper, we can guide you through the challenging waters of vehicle research. Rather than using more expensive competitors or combing through various databases of public records, you can use our Michigan license plate lookup.

We’ll do all the legwork for you and compile information you may need to know about a particular Michigan vehicle—all in one online dashboard, iOS and Google mobile apps, and downloadable PDF form.

Do you need front and rear license plates in Michigan?

Yes, you need front and rear license plates in Michigan, although there may be exceptions for motorcycles, mopeds and some commercial trucks or trailers.

The dual-plate requirement is common in many states because it makes it easier for law enforcement to identify vehicles. It’s also helpful in instances of motorist liability issues. But if you see a vehicle with a license plate from a neighboring state, such as Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, or even New York, we can help you look up its info too!

Front and rear plates also make it more convenient to find the license plate number of Michigan-registered vehicles you might be interested in learning more about.

However, if you already have a vehicle’s identification number (or VIN), we can help you run a VIN search!

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