RESOURCE - Check For Stolen Vehicles

CPIC LogoHave you ever wondered if a vehicle was stolen but didn't want to call the police to find out? Now you can use the same search tool that the police do to check for stolen vehicles yourself.

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Canadian Police Information Centre

The Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) is a national information sharing system that provides information about crimes and criminals. Police and criminal justice agencies in Canada and internationally have access to the databases.

Search for Stolen Vehicles

You can access CPIC through its web site and check to see if a vehicle is stolen by Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). If the vehicle is in the CPIC database as stolen you'll receive notice to verify your search with local police.

The search is valid for any type of motor vehicle that has a VIN: cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles, farm vehicles, heavy equipment, trailers, and ATVs.


E-bikes may have a VIN or a serial number depending on how they are registered. If you are unsure, search under both VIN and bicycles.

Other Types of Property

CPIC can be a useful tool to avoid buying stolen property. The main search page will also allow you to search property, boats & motors and firearms.

Continuous Updates

CPIC vehicle data is updated daily and is maintained by the RCMP on behalf of all Canadian police agencies.

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