Official Mexican Government Website for Checking License Plates

May 12, 2013
In the latest round of pitfalls facing people who nationalize their foreign plated TIP cars, there are reports out of Chapala that some lawyers and brokers are issuing fake pediments and giving out plates that are off stolen cars. Lic. Spencer McMullin reports that this becomes a big headache for the driver if you are pulled over, and the police find you are driving a car that shows up as being stolen. Police take car theft seriously, and he points out that they may approach the driver with guns drawn…

If you suspect there might be a problems with your plates, you can check them at this Mexican Federal Govt. website:

You enter your Plate Number, VIN, or Folio ID.

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© Steven M. Fry

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4 Responses to Official Mexican Government Website for Checking License Plates

  1. Julie Hensley & Wayne Criner says:

    Yup got this about a week ago.

    Julie & Wayne Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico

  2. Rob Hoare says:

    Interesting site Steve, thanks for mentioning it. My car is OK. 🙂 Just one correction: you only need the plate, OR the VIN, OR one of the other numbers, not “and”.

  3. Ric Hoffman says:

    You can also check the actual pedimento on this site:

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