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Connecticut VIN Check

Before registration, vehicles in Connecticut must pass an emission test conducted in designated emission testing centers. In some cases where a vehicle is exempted, VIN verification is required. On your end, you can start researching on the car’s history while shopping for your next used car. Run our free VIN check  and to look up over millions of vehicles in the country, including 1.3 million cars registered in Connecticut.

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VinCheck.info gathers information on thefts, accidents, sales, titles, specifications, and more from official federal and state government sources across the country into a database to provide a free vehicle history to the public. Search based on the 17-digit VIN or the license plate number.

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Connecticut Vehicle Information Request

Confirm if a vehicle is registered or has a renewed registration in Connecticut. Use the Department of Motor Vehicles’ Verify Registration option to check a vehicle’s registration status.

Enter any license plate number, including the corresponding plate class, to know about a vehicle’s registration status.

The fee is $20 for title search requests to verify the current titled owner of a motor vehicle in the state. Simply complete a Title Copy Records Request Form which contains the make, year, and identification number of the vehicle and mail together with a Check or Money Order to the Connecticut DMV.

Additional instructions can be found on the Connecticut DMV official website.

Connecticut Resources for Car Drivers/Owners

Connecticut is the southernmost state in the New England region. The state is bordered by Massachusetts to the north and Long Island to the south. Rhode Island is located across its eastern border, while New York is situated to its west.

Connecticut is the third smallest state in the country geographically, although its 1662 charter extended its domain to the west near the Pacific Ocean.

Statistics on Accidents, Theft and Disasters:

  • Number of cars registered as of 2016: 1,352,381
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents (Source: CT DOT’s 2015 Annual Report and 2017-2021 Connecticut Strategic Highway Safety Plan)
    • A total of 111,497 vehicle crashes in 2015 alone.
    • Of those accidents, 36,001 resulted in injuries.
    • Brake-related defects were the most common kind of defect in 2015 crashes.
    • 50.29 percent of all crashes happened on four-way intersections.
    • Most vehicle accidents happened in a clear weather condition
    • Most motor vehicle crashes in 2015 involved passenger cars (63.92%), followed by SUVs (16.81 percent) and pickup trucks (6.47%).
  • Motor Vehicle Theft (Source: Neighborhood Scout)
    • Motor vehicle theft rate in 2016 was two cases of thefts for every 1,000 inhabitants.
    • A total of 7,107 incidents of vehicle theft were reported in the same year.
  • Natural Disasters / Hazards
    • 19 major disaster declarations have been made, with an additional 11 emergency declarations since the 1950s.

Other Resources:

  1. Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles
  2. Emissions and Safety Inspection Locations
  3. Vehicle Safety Ratings
  4. Vehicle Recalls by VIN
  5. Automotive Market Values
  6. Automotive Reviews

Why should I run a Connecticut VIN Check?

  1. Check for accidents. Every year, approximately 6 million automobile accidents are reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  2. Check for title brands. Flood, hail-damage, and salvage titles are examples of critical title brands that you need to watch out for before buying a used car.
  3. Check for special purpose designations, including taxi-use, rental-use, or police-use.
  4. Check for thefts. Check for an active theft or previously recovered theft record by VIN search to make sure you are not buying a stolen car or a car with stolen parts.

Run a Connecticut VIN Check to uncover the full-story of your next vehicle.

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