You may need to find the registered keeper of a car for a number of reasons, from locating the owner of a car that’s been parked on private property to sending out a parking ticket or trespass charge notices.
At Reg Car Check, whilst we do provide information on the number of owners a vehicle has had, WE DO NOT provide the names of previous owners (data that can only be requested from the DVLA). We provide a detailed car checking service to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision on buying or selling a used car. Whether you’re looking to see if a car has outstanding finance or has been stolen, a reg check can be useful for many reasons.
With Reg Car Check, you can rely on our accredited data for access to valuable information about a car's history
You’ll need to contact the DVLA to find the name and address of the owner. If you’re an individual, you will fill out a V888 form; if you’re a firm, you’ll fill out a V888/3 form.
Please be advised BEFORE you place and order that Reg Car Check does NOT provide names of previous owners.
No, as it is unlawful to disclose the registered keeper’s name without their express permission, unless you have just cause to require it. Just cause might include if you’re a parking company seeking the registered keeper to send them a fine.
A vehicle check will show you how many registered keepers of a vehicle there have been, although it won’t display any personally identifiable information about the keepers. It will supply you with information about the date that the previous keeper purchased and sold the vehicle, how many previous owners are listed in the V5C logbook, the date it was first registered, and the model year.
No, you cannot use a vehicle check service to get this information, but you may wish to approach the DVLA who will have this information. Generally, this situation will not come under ‘just cause’ with the DVLA, but it’s worth trying and free to do so. On the V888 form, which enables you to request personal information on a registered keeper, you will need to provide information on why you are requesting the data. It is then up to the DVLA on whether it’s a valid reason or not. However, with the advent of GDPR and data rules, it can be tricky and, in most cases, it won’t be accepted.
There are several instances where you may need to find the owner of a vehicle. A valid reason for needing this information may include:
In these instances, having the details of who a vehicle owner would be beneficial and using Reg Car Check can make the process of finding that information, along with many other details, much easier.