It is a Web site for use by citizens to check if a vehicle has been reported as stolen. It is especially valuable when an unfamiliar vehicle is parked in a neighborhood or business parking lot for an extended time. From the Web site, simply enter the license plate number or Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and submit as directed. If the response states that the vehicle has been reported stolen, you will be provided with contact information for the police agency that has jurisdiction. It is important that you call the police to handle the vehicle in question — do not take action on your own.
Every vehicle has a unique 17-digit number to identify it. Since 1980, that number is on a plate attached to the lower dash on the driver’s side. The most accurate way to check a stolen vehicle is with the VIN. License plates can be easily switched.
License plates stolen from vehicles are not in the database at this time. The most accurate way to check a vehicle’s status is to enter the 17-digit VIN number.
We receive data from the same computer system that police agencies use. We don't add or delete information. If your vehicle was stolen and DOES NOT show up in our system, contact the police agency that you originally reported it to.
At this time, TheftAZ provides information only about cars that are stolen in Arizona. If the vehicle in question has license plates from another state but was reported stolen by an Arizona police agency, it will be in the database.
Arizona public records laws only allow us to give responses regarding the vehicle’s status.
Yes. All vehicles in the above categories are included in TheftAZ.