License plate lookup Canada

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If “License plate lookup Canada” has been your search query all along, then you must have been looking for a way to look up the owner of a license plate in Canada without having to request this information from the police.

The only way you can have this done without having to ask the police is if there is a website where you can look up the license plate.

Come to think of it, Is a license plate lookup in Canada possible without having to ask the relevant authorities?

The simple answer to this question is NO!

Here are the reasons why a license plate lookup in Canada is not possible.

One of the reasons obtaining this information randomly is not possible is that respective territories and provinces issue license plates and the plates remain their property.

Also, the data that is linked with any license plate is the property of that province.

This means that the access rights are defined by the territorial/provincial government.

The underlying data are very sensitive and they are guarded jealously by the respective government.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) will probably average the access to this information since they act as provincial police in several provinces.

As said earlier, this is sensitive information and should not be in a public domain that could be accessible to just anybody even outside Canada.

If that happens, then it would be termed a security breach.

However, there are few steps to take if you must lookup a Canadian license plate.

There is only one place that I know you can legally get this information and that is the DMV’s system.

In situations like this, you will have to contact the DMV, pay the required fee, and then provide a valid reason why you need the information of a vehicle and the owner.

Some would say, you should ask the police.

The police will not really help since they are not permitted to provide random persons with such personal information.

Even the police are not permitted to execute this search unless they are investigating a criminal act or a potential ticket since the address, name, and other data associated with a license plate are subject to privacy law.

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