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OHIO: how can I find someones VIN?

Anonymous
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I won judgement in small claims. Looking to levy a vehicle. Anyone know if a VIN is public anywhere?
Posted by Anonymous on May. 5, 2015 at 9:22 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 5, 2015 at 9:24 PM
Vin numbers aren't usually made public information. And if they were, I'd be worried about how they are/were obtained.
smorgan865
by Ruby Member on May. 5, 2015 at 9:27 PM
If you can get near the vehicle it should be on a little plate on the drivers side dashboard near wher the windshield meets it.
tuzituz
by on May. 5, 2015 at 9:27 PM

theres a lil sticker usually somewhere it can be seen from the windshield/dash area if youre looking into a car from the outside. thats how cops and repo men check it, id also call a towing/recovery place and ask them 

smorgan865
by Ruby Member on May. 5, 2015 at 9:28 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 5, 2015 at 9:43 PM
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oh thats a good idea re tow guys... i just dont want this person seeing me on their property looking at their car!!

Quoting tuzituz:

theres a lil sticker usually somewhere it can be seen from the windshield/dash area if youre looking into a car from the outside. thats how cops and repo men check it, id also call a towing/recovery place and ask them 

Momma2Warriors
by Gold Member on May. 5, 2015 at 9:44 PM
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Nope, you don't get to do it that way. You can't put a lien on things that have titles.

You have to file for attachment of the property. That's covered by Chapter 2715 of Ohio Statutes:

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2715

You can also check your court's website to see if there are forms and instructions.

The problem with attaching cars and motorcycles is that you'd have to pay off any loans before you got any money out of the sale of the attached property.

You can also garnish wages and bank accounts:

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2716

Also see Chapters 2327 through 2333 for other things you might be able to do.

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/23

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on May. 5, 2015 at 9:46 PM

I don't think you can do that.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 5, 2015 at 10:04 PM
thank you!!

Quoting Momma2Warriors: Nope, you don't get to do it that way. You can't put a lien on things that have titles.

You have to file for attachment of the property. That's covered by Chapter 2715 of Ohio Statutes:

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2715

You can also check your court's website to see if there are forms and instructions.

The problem with attaching cars and motorcycles is that you'd have to pay off any loans before you got any money out of the sale of the attached property.

You can also garnish wages and bank accounts:

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2716

Also see Chapters 2327 through 2333 for other things you might be able to do.

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/23

bluebunnybabe
by kid crack dealer on May. 5, 2015 at 10:19 PM
In a lot of states I think you can't go after their first vehicle either. Years ago I won a small claims case & I just had their wages garnished.

Quoting Momma2Warriors: Nope, you don't get to do it that way. You can't put a lien on things that have titles.

You have to file for attachment of the property. That's covered by Chapter 2715 of Ohio Statutes:

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2715

You can also check your court's website to see if there are forms and instructions.

The problem with attaching cars and motorcycles is that you'd have to pay off any loans before you got any money out of the sale of the attached property.

You can also garnish wages and bank accounts:

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2716

Also see Chapters 2327 through 2333 for other things you might be able to do.

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/23

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 6, 2015 at 8:34 AM
i dont know where she works and its my responsibility to know. they make it very hard here

Quoting bluebunnybabe: In a lot of states I think you can't go after their first vehicle either. Years ago I won a small claims case & I just had their wages garnished.

Quoting Momma2Warriors: Nope, you don't get to do it that way. You can't put a lien on things that have titles.

You have to file for attachment of the property. That's covered by Chapter 2715 of Ohio Statutes:

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2715

You can also check your court's website to see if there are forms and instructions.

The problem with attaching cars and motorcycles is that you'd have to pay off any loans before you got any money out of the sale of the attached property.

You can also garnish wages and bank accounts:

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2716

Also see Chapters 2327 through 2333 for other things you might be able to do.

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/23

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