A vehicle history provides you with a record of your vehicle's previous ownership. It will show you the titling transactions for your vehicle but will not include the names of previous owners.
To obtain a vehicle history, submit a written request to:
Department of Motor Vehicles
P. O. Box 27412
Richmond, VA 23269
Attention: Vehicle Records Work Center
In your request, provide the vehicle make, year, title number and vehicle identification number. This information can be found on your vehicle registration card and certificate of title.
Include a check for $8 to cover the research fee. This non-refundable fee covers the cost of retrieving and providing the first official document. If you are requesting additional documents, DMV will bill you $3 per each additional document.
Note: Vehicle title documents over ten years old are not available.