A comprehensive list of websites, add-ons, repositories, and other tools useful for finding information on a target vehicle.

Image Tools (Identifying Targets via Images/Videos)

LinkDescription
Carnet.aiidentifies make/model using image of target vehicle
Reminicleans blurry/distorted images
LetsEnhanceenhances image resolution
Media.ioremoves bright/large objects from images
Replicaterestores blurry/hazy/damaged photos of faces (potentially other images)
TheinPaintremoves objects from images
PimEyesfacial recognition AI that is terrifyingly accurate, compares target to images all over the web
CarLogosdatabase of all car manufacturers worldwide and their logos
PhotOSINTscans images on webpage for exif data
Calculator IPVMshows the view of how a set-up camera would like using google map data
Commercial Truck Traderdatabase of all commercial trucks in US
Plate Recognition AIrecognizes license plates within view of camera

License Plate Tools

LinkDescription
FindByPlatesearch license plate information by number and state (US)
VehicleHistory.com Plate Searchsearch license plate information by number and state (US)
FaxVin (License Plate Search)search license plate information by number and state (US)
World License Platesdatabase of license plate images by country/province
Platesmaniainternational database containing nearly 1mil photos of license plates and their associated vehicles
License Plate Datafinds vehicle information from license plate number and state
Numberogramsearches Russian license plate numbers
License Plate Map: Americas2019 overhead map of license plates by state/country/province
License Plate Map: Europe2019 overhead map of license plates in europe by country/province
License Plate Map: Asia2019 overhead map of license plates in Asia
AutoTravellerdescription/images of license plates and registration display regulations based on country
Venicle Searchsearches information related to venicle numbers in 14 different countries
NCSLsummary of US license plate display regulations by state
Italy Insurance Controlcontrols insurance validity of vehicle with italian plate number, comprehensive of insurance authority and insurance end date
Italy Emission Classemission class of vehicle with italian plate number
Italy Maintenance Controlgives information about last government-forced check of car (4 years for new cars, after every 2 years), including km detected at time of check
Finniksearches for information related to license plates in various European countries
Netherlands License Plate Datasetlicense plate dataset of 15 million Netherland license plates, including a mind-boggling amount of information related to them
Intel Technique's Search Toolsearches for information related to license plates in US/Canada. This is part of an OSINT framework that also offers VIN searches and other tools
Vic RoadsVictoria vehicle registry (AU)
SivAuto.frFrance license plates search tool
Queensland.govQueensland license plate registry
SamgongustafaIceland plate search registry
AutocodeRussian number plate search tool
EteenindusEstonia plate registry
STKonlineSlovakia plate search tool
DigitalService.dkplate search for Denmark, Swedan, and Norway, including a few other countries
MTSBUUkraine license plate search tool (use at own risk, site is safe as of 11//19/2022 but conflict may affect this)
Wisconsin License Plate SearchOffical Wisconsin search tool for license plates
First CheckSouth Africa number plate search tool
Federal Road Safety CorpsNigeria license plate search tool
DoubangoSouth Korea plate recognition tool
ItargaItaly plate search tool for iOS
Costcoshows make/model of vehicle from VIN/plate
Plate Recognizerlicense plate decoder
AutoCheckoffical Experian plate/vin search tool, scores results based on number of owners, mileage, age, and other info
egov.kzkazakhstan plate regulations and information
KaggleMorocco license plate dataset
HowsMyDrivingNYviolation search tool for NYC
Colorado.govColorado vehicle verification system
DC.govWashington DC violation verification
ct.govConnecticut vehicle verification
Honolulu Motor Vehicle InquiryHawaii vehicle verification
Idaho.govIdaho vehicle verification
Oregon Semi-Truck SearchOregon semi-truck database
Mexico.gobMexico license plate search tool
Ghana Opera Newslist of Ghana license platea area codes
MPWT.govsearch tool for Cambodian number plates (must use VPN to access)
Parkingfee.govshows information if parking fee is associated with number plate(Taipei)
TTCarLicenseMyanmar license plate search app for macOS
EpicVin.comVIN/plate search tool (US)
AuthorandBookinfo.comlist of Algeria license plate area codes
Cardotcheck.co.ukUK import search by registration number/license plate
Freecarcheck.co.ukUK import search by registration number/license plate

VIN Tools

LinkDescription
FaxVin (Vin Search)finds information related to VIN number with VIN check and VIN decoder
VehicleHistory.com VIN Searchfinds information and history related to VIN number
Vindecoderzfree VIN decoder
Bimmwer.workbmw specific VIN decoder with full optional list
Ford Vin SearchFord VIN decoder
Chevrolet Vin SearchChevy VIN decoder
Hyundai Vin SearchHyuandai VIN decoder
Nissan Vin SearchNissan VIN decoder
Cadillac Vin SearchCaddillac VIN decoder
Dodge Vin SearchDodge VIN decode
Toyota Vin SearchToyota VIN decoder
Audi Vin SearchAudi VIN decoder
Honda Vin SearchHonda VIN decoder
Yamaha Vin SearchYamaha VIN decoder
Kawasaki Vin SearchKawasaki VIN decoder
Scion Vin SearchScion VIN decoder
National Highway Safety AdministrationNHTSA VIN decoder
GM Vin SearchGeneral Motors VIN decoder
BigRigBig-rig (Semi-trucks and large commercial vehicles) vin decoder/search
Cartell.ieregistry for japanese vehicles, shows import/ previous owners by VIN
Carvx.jpvehicle check by chasis number (Japan)
Vinpit.comRV/Motorhome VIN lookup
Cyclevin.comVIN database more focused on stolen off and on road motorcycles/bikes
ATVStyle.comVIN decoder for ATV

Map/Street View Tools

LinkDescription
Show My Streetsimplifies google street view and maps with one straightforward interface
Mapillaryoverview map of street panoramas around the world
WebcamTaxilivestreams web/security cameras around the world, including interactive map of camera locations
EarthCamlive webcam network with cameras around the world
WorldCam.eulive webcam network with cameras around the world
Magonolialinkworldlive webcam network with cameras around the world
WorldCamslive webcam network with cameras around the world
Google Map Scraperscrapes addresses, phone numbers, etc from google map data
Cipher's Public Transport Maps20 public transport maps around the world
Open Aerial Mapoverhead aerial view of locations around the world
ArcGismap of semi-truck routes in US
Bureau of TransportationBureau of Transportation public maps
Transport for LondonLondon bus map
TransitMapcurrent and past international transit map archives

Other Useful Tools

LinkDescription
Cipher's OSINT MapCipher's interactive map of useful online public/registry services by location and other great tools
iHuntOSINT Framework
Check License Platesiphone/ipad shortcut for searching plates based on country, state, or region
CarInfoIndia license plate search for macOS/iOS
BGTollvignette check for EU, Russia, and Asia and Middle East
PaperswithCodeinternational license plate datasets with collections of images
NMVTISNMVTIS approved data providers
DL # Calculatorcalculates DL numbers in 9 states based on first/MI/last, gender, and DOB based on the states method of DL # calculation.
Enterprisefinds reciepts using last name/DL number combo
Hertzfinds reciepts using last name/DL number combo
FMCSA.govPassenger carrier search by comapany/vehicle
FindFreightLoads.comCommerical driver/load regsitry with list of available drivers and loads (contact info with registered account)
FMCSA.govcan search company safety records by USDOT number, MC/Mx Number, or company name
ATVTrader.comdatabase of over 1,000,000 ATV's for sale with pictures
AutoEvolution.comATV/Motorcycle timeline by manufacturer with pictures all brand associated models (other vehicle timelines as well)
MXSouth.comAll known ATV manufacturers/accessory brands
NHTSA.govAll registered US vehicle importers

Additional Resources/Notes

  • Local police impound registries (county, state, or province)
  • Local online ticket/citation portals (county, state, or province)
  • Certain tow companies may have searchable registries on their websites
  • VINCHECKINFO's Reddit thread on states with public registry tools
  • For additional tools, cipher387 has an incredible collection of 1000+ tools here
  • Some map services (Bing, Google) and Google Earth offer timeline revert features to view older streetview versions
  • CyberopsIntel's article on semi-truck OSINT