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With the rate Lagos State is evolving.. you could be left in the dark ages if you waste an extra second blinking your eyes.

A new website has just been launched in Lagos State. It is called Motor Vehicle Registration Search. This website will help verify vehicle number plates..

You would think it only works for Lagos number plates ,but I was surprised when the details of my Abuja number popped up like magic.

Nice one from Akinwunmi Ambode and his team.

Check yours here… and tell us what you think…

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  2. Molara

    December 19, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    I checked for 2 cars today and the website said “Registration Number is Invalid”.
    What could ve wrong?

    • AutoJosh


      December 19, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      That shouldn’t mean your plate number is invalid. May be they are yet to upload the details of your vehicle.. esp. vehicles that were purchased recently. The issue will be resolved.

    • Mark Ogoh

      December 21, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      You should better go and cross check. I bought a car last week and registered it last week in Lagos. I just checked inarguable site and all my information was displayed.

    • Emmanuel Uche

      December 22, 2016 at 9:47 am

      There should not be space in between the numerical and the alphabet.

    • Greene

      December 22, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      Don’t leave any space between the number

    • Toyin

      December 23, 2016 at 7:46 am

      Hi omolara, you don’t need to space the letters and figures while typing. That was the reason

    • Oladoyin Ishola Mrs.

      December 23, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      I did too and it gives me same resuly. But I tried again this time without space in between and I got the result. So put yiur without space. You will be surprised.

    • Amos Bakare

      December 23, 2016 at 7:17 pm

      When typing, you don’t need to give space just type the alphabet together e.g APP412DF

      • waleodus

        January 12, 2017 at 5:23 pm

        I checked mine but my name did not show.

        • AutoJosh


          January 12, 2017 at 5:26 pm

          They have stopped revealing people’s names for security reasons.

    • UDOKA

      December 24, 2016 at 10:33 am

      @Amos Bakare, if you spaced the plate number, try it again without spacing it. The system is perfect. Just checked mine.

    • Adesola

      January 13, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      Its network issue. Try again I just did.

    • chimz

      January 14, 2017 at 7:16 am

      please does it mean that this new number eg. those registered around december doesn’t reflect on the frsc platform ? because the police refused honouring this platform saying it’s not authentic. let’s educate other road users because it the new way the police are extorting money from people , I have encountered such.

  3. Oladipupo

    December 19, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Good job but my old car registration could not be found if the error mentioned above is for new car

    • AutoJosh


      December 19, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      I would only be bothered if I registered my car through those proxy guys.

  4. beamzy

    December 19, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Yaaay! Just checked mine and my details popped up. Thanks for the info!

    • AutoJosh


      December 19, 2016 at 8:51 pm


  5. Emi

    December 21, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Got mine too. This is terrific!

    • AutoJosh


      December 21, 2016 at 5:21 pm


  6. Dayrem Mashaun

    December 21, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Good one. With this development the law enforcement agencies only need to sieve out expired vehicle particulars n stop ONLY offenders n not cause traffic hold-up while checking on the highway. Or it’s not that simple??? Kudos all d same.

    • AutoJosh


      December 21, 2016 at 6:33 pm

      intelligent reasoning and good observation.

    • Amos Bakare

      December 23, 2016 at 7:25 pm

      This is a good development, but for the government to generates more revenue, every law enforcement that drives on Nigerian road should be check to know if their vehicles particulars is up to date, reason is am talking from experience. Thanks.

  7. Abosede

    December 21, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    It is a welcome development in a mega city of Lagos but,my car registration could not be found .Anyway I know it a new policy soonest will be rectified ,ride on ITESIWAJU la fe nilu EKO.

  8. Peter

    December 21, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    What is the format of input…

    LAGOS AAA – 419 XX


    AAA 419XX



    Tried all formats and all I got was registration invalid….

    • AutoJosh


      December 21, 2016 at 8:59 pm


  9. Adekunle Taiwo

    December 21, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    This is a good innovation. I just checked and I observed that my chassis number is wrong. The whole chassis number appeared with letter ‘I’ added to it. How can that be rectified please.

    • AutoJosh


      December 21, 2016 at 9:15 pm

      That can be fixed at any Lagos vehicle licensing office.

  10. Sanni Taiwo tawakalt

    December 21, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    This is marvelous good governance with transparency.The idea will fish out the bad head that are involved in feck.i see mine

  11. Egberi, Stevens

    December 21, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    I had similar feedback of invalid registration ! What do I do to correct it

  12. Egberi, Stevens

    December 21, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    I had similar feedback of invalid registration with my plate number. What do I do?

    • AutoJosh


      December 22, 2016 at 8:27 am

      Make sure you don’t space the characters.

  13. Adeyemi

    December 22, 2016 at 12:09 am

    Nice one but I just discovered that my issueance & expairing dates are wrong. What do l do in this case. Thanks.

    • AutoJosh


      December 22, 2016 at 8:52 am

      You may lodge a complaint at the licensing office you processed your vehicle papers

  14. Richard

    December 22, 2016 at 6:54 am

    I tried it twice. The first one gave me invalid, while the second worked. You have to put your vehicle details without any space in between

  15. Yussuff Ajibola

    December 22, 2016 at 8:19 am

    I changed my registration plate no from the old to the new one in august. I cchecked now and it’s a different name and car make displayed.
    The registration was done in a Lagos state licensing office.
    What could be wrong please.

    • AutoJosh


      December 22, 2016 at 8:58 am

      You have some investigations to do. Start from the exact place or person that processed the registration.

  16. Prince Adefisayo (Wenny)

    December 22, 2016 at 8:47 am

    I’m so impressed. This is really a good innovation by the Lagos State Government led by Gov. Akinwunmi Abode. This has been in existence for a while now (confidentially) but the decision to make it a public website is so extraordinary. “ITESIWAJU EKO…..

  17. Prince Adefisayo (Wenny)

    December 22, 2016 at 8:49 am

    I’m so impressed. This is really a good innovation by the Lagos State Government led by Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode. This has been in existence for a while now (confidentially) but the decision to make it a public website is so extraordinary. “ITESIWAJU EKO…..

  18. Filani

    December 22, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Is it only for lagos number plate >

    • AutoJosh


      December 22, 2016 at 9:38 am

      No. I was able to verify my Abuja number plate.

  19. Molara

    December 22, 2016 at 9:50 am

    I checked again and it brought up my car details.
    Please the issue and expiry dates are for what? The license plates, driver’s license or which of the car documents?

    • AutoJosh


      December 22, 2016 at 10:48 am

      The issue and expiry dates are for the license plate documents which should be renewed yearly.

  20. Obagade charles

    December 22, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Good job. Pls let have the app on phone

    • Stan

      December 23, 2016 at 11:11 am

      Supported and where car history can be checked

  21. Adamu Bukar Wudiri

    December 23, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Good job. Any additional benefit; say if your registered vehicle has been stolen at gun point in another state, can it be traced using the chasis number or any other means?

  22. Stan

    December 23, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Well done guys for the initiative. Do we have any for Driving License, Custom papers etc.
    I believe the Telcos can also help here through a USSD or SMS short code with some keyword. This will work on “chino” phones that cannot access the internet.

  23. Raheem R A

    December 23, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    It really works! Though one shouldn’t put space in-btw numbers & letters

  24. Sola Kolawole

    December 23, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Great job guys impressive. Checked 2 cars and all the information popped up correctly.

  25. Chief Ezeumeh

    December 23, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    This appears unbelievable but it’s true EKO ONI BAJE O

  26. James Adeogun

    December 23, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    But wait oooo, this is a security issue to car owners, why should such information be made known publicly…. Cars information are at great risk. Don’t be surprise when you noticed your car having same details with stolen vehicle.

  27. Abbey

    December 24, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    I checked my Golf car plate number correctly wit no space , it shows invalid. The plate number was issued last year from Delta state what should I do. Thanks

  28. Adeleke Rasheed O.

    December 26, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Thanks for the information. I have checked my, it really work. Please, we need more information on how to know if our driving licence is genuine or fake.

  29. Oluwasina AK.

    December 29, 2016 at 7:13 am

    This is a good innovation. Having a central system where citizens can check status of their vehicles after registration. Nice one. However, I think some form of privacy control should be included so that people with ulterior motives don’t just check status of people’s car while in traffic so as to verify the owner or other things.

    Not just anybody should know the owner name, chassis no. And vital information of cars in traffic, I think it could pose a security threat. Some form of personal code or pin, known only to the owner, at the point of registration should be combined to search for my vehicle status. #MyThoughts

    • AutoJosh


      December 29, 2016 at 8:07 am

      Rightly said

      • Delight

        January 11, 2017 at 12:24 pm

        From the prototype, there was a name display. Just imputed my details to confirm but there was no name display.How do I confirm that my car is duly registered against my name? This is a very good development really. Well done

        • AutoJosh


          January 11, 2017 at 12:59 pm

          The name field has been removed due to complaints from people.

  30. udoekong

    January 12, 2017 at 10:56 am

    I tried it, to my surprise the information that displayed was completely different from is. I’ve had my car since 2007 but the information stated that the license was issued in 2011. Make of car, color, chasis number were all wrong.
    But could it be that duplicate car numbers exist?

    • AutoJosh


      January 12, 2017 at 11:14 am

      You can verify at any licensing centre. Because Nigeria Police can use someone to chop.

  31. Abide

    January 12, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    My agent called me that my plate number is ready… I checked out the number sent to me and it shows a different thing entirely. I have tried two different plate numbers again….
    And it’s giving me thesame brand of car, color and other information. Guess the website is not real or something is wrong

    • AutoJosh


      January 12, 2017 at 12:18 pm

      The website is real. So something is probably wrong.

  32. Oladipupo

    January 12, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    I checked found my number plate colour others correct but vechile model wrong instead of Honda CR-V it’s Honda Civic what do I do to correct it.

    • AutoJosh


      January 12, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      You may contact any licensing office. They probably made a mistake when inputing the details.

  33. Effie Brooks

    January 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    If you committed a traffic offense and the FRSC officers can come to your home to collect the fine owed. Firstly for safety measures, how do we identify them because criminals can disguise in fake uniforms and fake ID and come into your house and rob you if not worse. So is the government proposing a central checking Web site for Citizens to do their checks beforehand prior to letting people into their homes or even parting with their money.

  34. najeem ajisafe

    January 12, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Pls i want to confirm, what of if someone vehicle was Stole. Can someone trace it with the registered plate number on it. Or with chasiss or engine number.

    • AutoJosh


      January 12, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      Except the police and other agencies can help fish out the car. Apart from that, you’ll need a car tracker to trace the car.

  35. Alabi yussuf

    January 12, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    From Segun Babayemi:

    This comes easily possible now especially if you are driving your own car and someone with a data plan on his mobile device quickly checks your plate number to get your car details. It would come with your name, car details and your person data is sold out; just as you have on your vehicle license.

    Subterfugists or tricksters now use this to access people unaware. As a Special Marshall in the FRCN, I have been priviledged to know ahead of time, and Lagos State government recently opened a website for this aswell.

    This unknown to one who tried a trick session on me along Ikorodu road, he waived me down and shouted my name “Mr. Segun Babs”. He was clever to make it more friendly with the way he called me so I may think he was familiar with me, I knew I didn’t register any of my vehicles with that name, but he was confused as I did not get exited. I just raised up my galaxy tab with a sign that I could also browse to know his name from his vehicle. I allowed him to raise ahead as he was insisting I should pull to the service lane to pack so we may talk. I declined by allowing him to race ahead of me.

    I had just taught my family members how to get that right and good enough my son who presently works with me was in the car, he did it immediately And I raced forward to give my “new friend” his report card. I called out, …”Prince Ogunşesomething”. Then he yelled “won ti jaę si” saying it as Lagosians would say ‘so you’ve been posted’.

    Please, friends, be posted, don’t be chickened by any who just called you by your names. Road safety operatives, police and other security corps also have their software to get auto mobile owners details. Don’t be surprised. If you jump a traffic regulation on the highway, they don’t have to run after you as in the time past, you may be visited thereafter at home to pay your bill.

    Let us beware, be careful and be certain of ourselves, may God keep us save from all evil workers, Amen. Happy new year again.


  36. nnamdi

    January 12, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    i checked my numba plate and evrytin was shown except my name

  37. Joseph

    January 12, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    I check my number everything was ok.lagos state is working.

  38. Great Obed

    January 12, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    My last vehicle license renewal was supposed to start from march 21st, 2016 to march 21st, 2017 (this year) but when I checked the MVAA portal it shows that i have just renewed it for this year of which I have not…. It shows issued: January 3rd, 2017 and expires January 3rd, 2018… The hard copy documents with me still shows expiry date of March 21st, 2017… What can I do?

    • AutoJosh


      January 12, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      You need to verify at the licensing office or with the person that processed the papers for you.

  39. Adebusola

    January 12, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    I checked in december n my details were duly captured with my full namrd. Checked again this morning and it said registration number invalid. However later tonyte, i have checked again. It good d way d details appear now. My name is not captured. It safer dis way

  40. Salami Wasiu Atanda

    January 13, 2017 at 5:44 am

    Someone sent me the link and I tried it, I saw all my car details within few seconds. This is a great job and fantastic improvement in vehicle administration in Lagos State. There won’t be any need for the law enforcement officer to run after any offender that sometimes leads to unnecessary accidents or argument. With this, car owners cannot drive a car with expired particulars, car snatchers would have to think twice, rough drivers will be cautioned, Government will make more income and our roads will be better for driving. Kudo to Lagos State Government and the team that make this work. Lagos remains the Pacesetter for good things.

  41. Chris

    January 13, 2017 at 7:41 am

    The frsc website is more accurate and regularly updated. Lagos site says invalid but frsc site worked perfectly for my 6mths old car.

  42. Victor umoh

    January 13, 2017 at 8:10 am

    My plate number which was registered in Kogi State is declared invalid, but confirmed registered on the FRCS website. What does this mean? Victor

  43. Okusolubo Oladeji

    January 13, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    I checked my plate number but my name didn’t display asides the other info

  44. Femi kayode

    January 13, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    I just check for my cars now, it displayed my cars information. Wow!
    This is great . itesiwaju eko

  45. Abdulrasheed S. T

    January 13, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Lagos state is working but the registration is not completed in as much as the name, picture and address of the owner doesn’t appear

  46. Praise

    January 13, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Good one. But I noticed that the first registration details is the only information that shows. Is it because the renewal was not done in Lagos after the expiration.?.

  47. ONE

    January 13, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    It looks good but security wise, no. Now bad guys can tress your contacts from just your car registration no. call you on phone etc. pls I think this site should be accessible to only security Officers

  48. Ven. Dr N Okpuno

    January 14, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    I tried three vehicles with Abuja number pilates and All responded invalid. It is a major step forward for Lagos State. Congratulations. Eko for show. This not only for show, It can enhance Security. Other States and Federal should Copy this break through.

  49. Bamgbade Comfort

    January 15, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Good job Ambode & his intelligent crew. I checked mine & d details appeared exept my name. BRAVO!!!!! More innovations welcomed to improve renewal of driver’s licence (though it’s a federal issue but you can help them) LONG LIVE LAGOS STATE LONG LIVE NIGERIA.

  50. Adesoji

    January 18, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    pls when i search for a car it brought out all the vehicle details but without the owners name, is that okay like that?

    • AutoJosh


      January 19, 2017 at 6:58 am

      Sure. That is okay. It doesn’t show names anymore..

  51. Jeffrey Oseh

    January 21, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    I want to know if the validity of the car registration cover the entire state in Nigeria. I bought my car in Lagos
    and registered it in Abuja. I checked mine. it displayed invalid.

    • AutoJosh


      January 22, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      It is a Lagos database. So may not include info from some other states.

  52. Taiye Awoyemi

    May 30, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Thanks your this platform with respect to vehicle registration particulars. My vehicle particulars was checked on this platform and was found ok with narration ”duely registered with MVAA but on checking the FRSC platform, I encountered with another error message ” plate number is valid but not attached to any vehicle”. I was embarrassed by police and FRSC most especially in Ibadan.

    Kindly uploaded the registered plate number on time or tell FRSC to confirm the authenticity of plate number using Lagos State Platform and stop embarrassing public.

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