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License Plate Lookup

The License Plate Lookup API provides access to a library of vehicle's data based on the vehicle's registration/licese plate number and state.

The License Plate Decoder API looks up the vehicle through our database for matches and returns the VIN, year, make and model among other attributes. The state is a two letter abbreviation of one of the 50 U.S. States.


License Plate Lookup Search Example
License Plate Lookup Response (JSON)
{
    "error": false,
    "query_time": "0.3951s",
    "code": 200,
    "message": "API OWNED AND CREATED BY LICENSEPLATEDATA.COM",
    "requestIP": "*REMOVED*",
    "query": "HKS1611:NY",
    "licensePlateLookup": {
        "vin": "1FM5K8D84FGA81501",
        "name": "2015 Ford Explorer",
        "engine": "3.5L V6 DOHC 24V",
        "style": "SUV",
        "transmission": "Automatic",
        "driveType": "4WD",
        "fuel": "Gasoline",
        "year": "2015",
        "make": "Ford",
        "model": "Explorer",
        "trim": "XLT",
        "color": {
            "name": "SILVER",
            "abbreviation":"SIL"
        },
        "image": {
            "url": "https://cdn.licenseplatedata.com/image/@MjAxNWZvcmRleHBsb3Jlci1saWNlbnNlcGxhdGVkYXRhLmNvbQ==?size=small",
            "imageFound": true
        }
    }
}

Vehicle Specifications by VIN

The Vehicle Specifications by VIN API provides access to a library of vehicle's data based on the vehicle's vehicle identification number.

The Vehicle Specifications by VIN API looks up the vehicle through our database for matches and returns the VIN, year, make and model among other attributes.


Vehicle Specifications by VIN Example
Vehicle Specifications by VIN Response (JSON)
{
    "error": false,
    "query_time": "0.3384s",
    "code": 200,
    "message": "API OWNED AND CREATED BY LICENSEPLATEDATA.COM",
    "requestIP": "*REMOVED*",
    "query": "1FM5K8D84FGA81501",
    "vinDecode": {
        "vin": "1FM5K8D84FGA81501",
        "name": "2015 Ford Explorer",
        "engine": "3.5L V6 DOHC 24V",
        "style": "SUV",
        "transmission": "Automatic",
        "driveType": "4WD",
        "fuel": "Gasoline",
        "year": "2015",
        "make": "Ford",
        "model": "Explorer",
        "trim": "XLT",
        "color": {
            "name": "SILVER",
            "abbreviation":"SIL"
        },
        "image": {
            "url": "https://cdn.licenseplatedata.com/image/@MjAxNWZvcmRleHBsb3Jlci1saWNlbnNlcGxhdGVkYXRhLmNvbQ==?size=small",
            "imageFound": true
        }
    }
}

Rate Limit

Rate limit is enabled across all APIS and limit 25 request per minute, this rate limit can be increased upon request.

If you hit the rate limit you recieve a 429 Too many request response. This will reset after the minute threshold.

API Responses

Code Description
200 Success Plate and State or VIN are on file.
400 Identifiers required to complete a license plate lookup or VIN lookup are empty and or not correct order.
401 Consumer key provided is not valid/activated and or the key provided is no longer usable.
404 License Plate and State or VIN are not on file, and or have not been added to our database. Please wait and try again at a later date.
405 You have hit the max request in a billing cycle for your plan. If you need more request please contact us to upgrade your membership.