Instant License Plate to VIN Number API

Our powerful REST API empowers businesses by providing them with the data they need to succeed.

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What we do

At PlateToVin we provide an easy, performant, and affordable method of converting US license plates into VIN numbers, this is vital for vehicle dealers, information aggregators, and other commercial applications.


Search for a VIN number by providing a license plate number.


Use our secure, performant API to make bulk calls to our database.

VIN Decode

Using our new VIN decoder, you can get all the information you need about a vehicle.

How we do it

We have agreements with public and private sector data partners to provide a one stop shop for converting license plates into VIN numbers alongside decoding those VIN numbers to resolve information about the vehicle in question.


License Plate


    "vin": "3GCPWBEK9LG168514",
    "year": "2020",
    "make": "Chevrolet",
    "model": "Silverado 1500",
    "trim": "Custom",
    "name": "2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500",
    "engine": "2.7L L4 DOHC 16V TURBO",
    "style": "Pickup",
    "transmission": "Automatic",
    "driveType": "RWD",
    "fuel": "Gasoline",
    "color": {
        "name": "Black",
        "abbreviation": "BLK"


We charge a fixed rate of $0.05 per API call or lookup. If you're performing bulk lookups, get in touch and we can discuss a custom pricing plan.

Use Cases

Below are some use cases of our systems.

Vehicle Information Aggregator

A company providing VIN decoding services might want to allow their customers to search for a vehicle by license plate number. This is a common use case for vehicle information aggregators.

Automated Parking Systems

A company managing automated parking systems might want to gather information on the vehicles using their locations. This data can be used to get a better understanding of their customers.


Contact Us

We're always around to help out, you can contact us via our live chat, by email ([email protected]) or by phone (+1 551 239 1791)

Pursuant to the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"), PlateToVIN is not a "consumer reporting agency." As such, PlateToVIN does not provide "consumer reports" under the FCRA. PlateToVIN limits the use of information you obtain from search results. You may not use such information to discriminate against any consumer; to consider a consumer's eligibility for personal credit or insurance, employment, housing, or a government license or benefit; or to otherwise affect a consumer’s economic or financial status or standing.