To perform a search for stolen vehicles, visit NICB.org or StolenCarReports.com where a database of stolen vehicles is offered. Both sites are free to use and require a VIN number to perform a search.
To access the stolen vehicle search platform on NICB.org, hover over the Theft and Fraud Awareness link in the top navigation bar, and scroll down to the VINCheck link in the drop-down menu. After selecting the link, enter the VIN number of the vehicle in question in addition to the provided verification code. If the vehicle has been reported stolen, the listing will appear in the results.
StolenCarReports.com offers a free platform where users search for stolen vehicles using the VIN number search form located on the top right corner of the homepage. Type in the VIN number for a vehicle, and press Enter to perform a search. A notification is given that states whether or not a vehicle from the provided VIN number is registered in the database.
The site also offers a NMVITS report from the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System that is available to purchase. An NMVITS report contains information such as the vehicle history, current state of the title, the title issue date, and junk and salvage reports, in addition to reports from insurers which include total loss information.