Connecticut License Plate Lookup


Get a comprehensive history of a used car

  • Specifications and equipment details.
  • Accidented or stolen.
  • Known and hidden repairs.
  • Past and present market values.
  • Sales records, title issues, and liens.

Connecticut is a state in the southernmost part of the New England region of the northeast U.S. It's named after the Connecticut River, which got its name from varied anglicized spellings of “Quononoquett (Conanicut)." A Mohegan-Pequot word for the 'long tidal river'.

One essential part of buying a second-hand car is researching and digging deeper into its past before making your final choice. The Connecticut license plate lookup comes in handy to give you the automobile's history and tell you whether the car is safe or not.

VinPit will do the VIN lookup and tell you about the model, year, and place of manufacture of a particular car. There’s no way to sell an auto without its VIN. Even stolen car owners give law enforcers VINs for identification and tracking.

Why Should I Use a Connecticut License Plate Lookup?

A Connecticut license plate lookup gives a full history of the car in question quickly and at no cost. It contains useful information to guide you into purchasing a legit second-hand auto. You can detect a shady deal, stolen car, know about repairs/services and find the correct parts.

The following is what comes in a Connecticut license plate search report:

  • The car’s market value.
  • Vehicle specifications.
  • Equipment details and general condition of the vehicle.
  • Fuel efficiency.
  • Connecticut’s Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) data.
  • Safety ratings.
  • Vehicle inspection checklist.
  • Current warranty.
  • NMVTIS report.

The license plate search tool at VinPit compiles data from various sources to provide you with accurate and correct info. It gets it from the police, auctioneers, insurance companies, online databases, consumer rights reports, and local dealers' proof.

Where Can I Find the Connecticut License Plate?

The Connecticut DMV issues all titles and registration in the state. The state laws don't allow anyone to drive a non-registered automobile. Even new residents have 60 days to make a transfer of their vehicle's registration to the state.

To get your title, you have to wait for one month since the completion of registration. It may also take longer than 30 days after the date of registration to complete an automobile title.

If you buy an auto from a private seller, you'll process the paperwork yourself, and some charges may apply. However, when you buy from a vehicle dealer shop, the dealer does the paperwork on your behalf and registers the car under your name.

Once you obtain your Connecticut license plates, you must have them on your vehicle at all times. Most cars will have to display two license plates, one at the back and one at the front. Only motorcycles and trailers are permitted to have a single license plate on the rear.

It's possible to transfer plates between your cars or ask DMV to exchange plates with a family member. You can request a replacement online if your plates are damaged or lost. In the case where plates are stolen, the Connecticut DMV may ask for more requirements.

If you don't receive your car title in time, you can reapply for free within 90 days after the first request. However, the DMV has to confirm you’re non-receipt to process your Connecticut license plate in 30 days.

What are The Requirements for Vehicle Registration/Titling in Connecticut?

The following is what you need to register a vehicle and get its title in the state of Connecticut:

  • Bill of Sale.
  • Connecticut Emissions Test.
  • Proof of Identity.
  • Proof of ownership.
  • Proof of Valid Insurance Premium.
  • Registration/Title Application Form.
  • Payment.

Vehicle models with 20+ years, ATVs, snowmobiles, special mobile equipment, cars belonging to non-residents, and trailers weighing below 3000 lbs are exempted from titling.

Specialty License Plates in Connecticut

Connecticut residents have 11 different plate types that they can apply for at the DMV. Below is a list of specialty plates in Connecticut:

  • Animal Plates.
  • City and Town Plates.
  • College Plates.
  • Environmental Plates.
  • Fire Organization and Police Plates.
  • Military and Veteran Plates.
  • Organization Plates.
  • Recreational Plates.
  • Vanity Plates.
  • Varied Interest Plates.


The Connecticut license plate lookup is a web service that you can use at any time. It protects you from car fraud so you can spend your money on a used car that’s worth it.