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Protected Plates in Other
inquired to find out how many people are on the protected
lists in other states (compared to California's 1.5
I got this reply from Texas:
the State of Texas, the Texas Transportation Code, provides the
authority for the issuance of alias registration.
(Sec. 502.206. REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN LAW ENFORCEMENT
ALIAS. On receipt of a written request approved by the executive
administrator of a law enforcement agency, the department may issue
exempt license plates for a vehicle and register the vehicle under an
alias for the law enforcement agency's use in covert criminal
investigations. Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept.
1995.) Alias records are included in copies of the Registration
Title System (RTS) database masterfile and weekly updates that are
provided to vendors. Were a law enforcement officer to make a
stop or a vendor check the license plate number for an alias
record, the record does NOT shown any unique identifier that would
indicate that record as an alias.
redact/suppress a motor vehicle record in the State of Texas
court order. The vehicle owner would have to appear
before a District
Judge and provide documentation that his/her life is in imminent
danger. Suppressed records are not
In FY 2010,
were 18,253 alias records and 70 suppressed records in RTS.
you have any questions or if we can be of further assistance.
you for the opportunity of serving you.
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
Vehicle Titles & Registration Division
On Nov. 12, 2010 I got this reply from Illinois:
Information Technology has informed me of the
On Mar. 22, 2013 I got this reply from Arizona:
3,328 driver’s licenses that have been
tagged. If someone looks up information on any of these from
the SOS police are notified who looked it up and what DL was looked at.
5,867 registered license plates that are on a
believe we have a way to breakdown the list into any
categories. So far all indication is we cannot break it
unable to breakdown the files any
further. I hope the information helps.
have any questions.
In response to your request submitted to the Arizona Department of
Transportation, the below information is being provided.
Please note the totals
provided involve an approximated number of transactions for the
calendar year 2012. This is due to the
normal reporting period for the data
is recorded on a fiscal year basis.
Driver licenses, learners
permits, identification cards:
Approximately 1.8 million
Motor vehicle registrations
for license plates, vehicle titles, commercial apportionment, temporary
Approximately 7 million
Court ordered redaction as of February 28,
identification cards – court ordered redaction :
Motor vehicle registered
owners – court ordered redaction:
Harold A. Sanders
Arizona Department of Transportation
Office of Public Information
On Mar. 25, 2013 I got this reply from
Pennsylvania has approximately 8200 confidential vehicle registrations.
Jan T. McKnight | Community Relations Coordinator
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
On Mar. 26, 2013 I got this reply from Oregon:
have 633 people under the protected address program. (There is no
program that applies to vehicles and plates, so I can't say how many
vehicles those people might have.) Oregon's
program applies to individuals under, for example, protective orders
from stalking and domestic violence. That program shields their address
through driver records and vehicle records - i.e., their license plate
- from all but law enforcement. However, this does NOT shield them from
a photo red light ticket. A court can issue an order for DMV to
forrward the ticket to the person's actual address.
has a separate program for law enforcement and corrections employees to
use their employer's address for the driver license and vehicle
records, but I don't think you're looking at that - and I don't have a
number for that anyway.)
California must have some totally different system that applies only to
vehicles and has broader application requirements - if there are 1.5
million vehicles with such protection.
Oregon DMV Public Affairs
Apr. 1, 2013 I got this reply from Maryland:
am replying to your application of March 26, 2013 to Melissa Robinson,
Policy Analyst for the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration ("MVA"). I
am responding as the official Custodian of Records for the MVA, the
office to which you addressed your request.
requested the right to inspect certain records pursuant to §
10-611 et seq. of the State Government Article of the Annotated Code of
Maryland ("Maryland Public Information Act"). Specifically, you
requested the right to inspect the following:
many redacted/blocked/confidential/protected/alias vehicle registrations
are in Maryland"
total number of vehicle registrations"
be advised that there are currently 4,805,918 total vehicle
registrations in the State of Maryland. Of those, 8,303 are
you for your correspondence. If you have any further questions, please
feel free to contact me at 410-787-7830.
Christine Nizer, Deputy Administrator
Motor Vehicle Administration
Burnie, Maryland 21062
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