OCR for License Plates

Extract and parse license plate data with AI-powered OCR software. Transform license plates into digital data instantly.
Reduce your turnaround time by up to 70%
Enjoy up to 99% data extraction accuracy

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Ensure flawless data extraction
Capture accurate registration data from license plates from around the world.
Accelerated workflow with lightning-fast OCR
Reduce turnaround time with real-time feedback. Send and receive data instantly.
Simpler operations, less manual data entry
Automate your registration or fleet management workflows, and enjoy time savings.
How it works

Process License Plate Data in Just a Few Steps

Instantly capture and convert your license plates into any structured format for easier integration. Always get the best results with automatic edge detection for more accurate processing.
Send Your Documents
Take a picture of your license plate and upload it to our platform in any of these formats: 
.jpg, .jpeg, .png, .pdf, .doc, .docx, .xlsx, .heic, .webp, and more.
Extract Data
As soon as a picture or PDF with a license plate has been received, each page is converted to a TXT file and the text from the document is extracted.
Receive Formatted Output
The Klippa Parser then takes the TXT and converts it into structured data. Thanks to machine learning, you can have your data in a structured format like JSON, XML, or CSV.
Forward Your Data
After transforming your data into a structured format, you can then forward it to your software of choice for further processing.

Compatible With Your Favourite Tools

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What Documents You Can Scan for License Plate Data

Here are a few examples of documents you can scan for license plates. Do you need to extract additional fields? Let us know!
Vehicle registration certificates
Car titles
Lease contracts
Invoices
Pictures of license plates
License registration papers
Insurance certificates
…and many more documents!
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License Plate OCR Features

Our machine learning technology can automate many processes that require license plate data via our IDP platform, APIs and SDKs.
License plate scanning
Format conversion to structured data
Image to text and JSON with OCR
Data extraction from license plates
Classification of vehicles
(Cross) validating license plate data
Workflow automation
Digitization of license plate data
How to Implement

Implement License Plate OCR into Your Workflow

Klippa provides easy integration via our platform, API, or SDK, and broad compatibility with major platforms and tools. Our well-documented solutions guarantee a hassle-free and smooth experience.

Low-Code Platform

Easily create & automate your entire document workflow on one IDP platform.

API Integration

Connect our License Plate OCR to your own application(s) via API.

Mobile Scanning SDK

Employ our SDKs to empower your mobile applications with smart scanning.

We Take Your Data Privacy & Security Seriously

“It is extremely pleasant to work together with a party that is as ambitious as we are. The willingness and speed with which Klippa implemented specific modifications for us is impressive.”
Leon Backbier
IT Manager, Banijay Benelux
Let’s begin!
Discover the power of Klippa’s license plate OCR, as our experts help you revolutionize your document processing.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does license plate OCR cost?
The pricing structure for Klippa license plate capturing depends on the amount of documents. Both pay per use and monthly licenses are available. Get in contact with our product specialists to get an exact quote.
What license plate formats are supported?
There are different formats between countries with regard to composition of the license plate number. In general, we support all standards, including:

– British vehicle registration number, containing 2 regional, 2 date and 3 random numbers.
– American vehicle registration number, for which regulations differ per state.
– Dutch vehicle registration number, which change the random combination of letters and numbers by period of time.

In case you wonder if we support a certain license plate format or have any other question, feel free to contact us.

Did you know that apart from license plates, Klippa’s OCR can scan other types of data fields, such as car titles, VIN and TIN numbers? 
What kind of clients are using Klippa?
Klippa’s engine extracts as much data as possible from documents via OCR and machine learning. We support many different types of clients, because our engine is so versatile. 

License plate extraction is most commonly used by clients in the automotive, rental, logistics and transportation sector.
What languages does Klippa support?
All European languages are supported. Our engine performs best on documents in English, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Italian, Portuguese, English Spanish, German, Hebrew and French. Other languages can be supported on request, we’d just need to train our machine learning models.
Is Klippa license plate capturing GDPR-compliant?
All the services that Klippa offers are fully GDPR-compliant. By default, we use ISO-certified servers within the European Union for processing. If you are not located within the EU, we can also set up servers in a region of choice. 

Next to that, a data processor agreement is in place. We do not store any of your or your customers’ data after processing.
Can Klippa convert documents to CSV, XLSX, XML or JSON?
Yes we can. Klippa takes pictures of documents, or their PDF equivalents, and converts them to readable text using OCR. From there we use machine learning to turn the text into structured data. Most of the time we use JSON for this, but depending on your preferences we can also convert documents to CSV, XLSX or XML.