Washington VIN Check
In Washington State, a licensing agent determines if a vehicle needs to undergo physical VIN inspection to meet a pre-licensing requirement. This is to prevent auto theft and trafficking of stolen auto parts. If you only want to check out of if a used car was not stolen, you can check with the local police or get research the vehicle’s history.
Run our free VIN check now and instantly look up over 2.9 million cars registered in the state of Washington:
VinCheck.info gathers official information on thefts, accidents, sales, titles, specifications, and more from federal and state government sources across the country into a database to provide free vehicle history to the public. Don’t have a 17-digit VIN? Search our database by license plate number.
Washington Title Request
Here are some ways you can get vehicle title information in Washington State through the Department of Licensing (DOL):
- To check if the title is valid and clear of lien holders, call 360.902.3770. (DOL will not provide specific details about the vehicle.)
- To check if the vehicle has title brands, send a completed Vehicle Record Request form to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Use the form only for vehicle you own or have owned.)
The VINCheck.info vehicle history report is a great source of information about the vehicle title. Run our free VIN check to search for:
- Potential title brands issued by state DMVs against the title. A “title brand” permanently associates a potential issue related to the vehicle.
- Vehicle liens records that indicate if a finance company may have a claim to ownership of the vehicle.
Washington Resources for Car Drivers/Owners
Washington, officially referred to as Washington State or State of Washington, is located in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States; its capital is Olympia. Named after the first US president, Washington was the 42nd state to join the Union. The state has a population of approximately 7 million people residing in 39 counties spanning 71,362 square miles. The largest cities in Washington are Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue, Everett, Renton, Federal Way, Spokane Valley, and Yakima. Spokane Valley, and Yakima.
Statistics on Accidents, Theft and Disasters:
- Number of cars registered as of 2016: 2,935,656
- Accidents (Source: 2015 annual report of WA Department of Transportation.
- A total of 117,053 motor vehicle accidents were reported in 2015.
- 49,505 resulted in injuries and 551 resulted in fatalities.
- Among all persons involved in fatal or injury collisions, motorcyclists, pedestrians and bicyclists are much more likely to be the person killed or injured than drivers or occupants of motor vehicles.
- Motor Vehicle Theft (Source: 2016 crime report from the FBI)
- 32,286 thefts in 2016 at a rate of 443 thefts for every 100,000 inhabitants
- Seattle had the most number of thefts, with 4,128 thefts in 2016.
- Motor theft increased by 20 percent in 2016 compared to 2015.
- Natural Disasters/Hazards
- Flooding is the costliest natural disaster in Washington, one of the states that are prone to floods. The risk is highest in floodplain areas.
- Twelve or more earthquakes are felt out of over 1,000 earthquakes that occur in the state; they cause damage occasionally.
Why should I run a Washington VIN Check?
- Check for accidents. Every year, approximately 6 million automobile accidents are reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- 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.
- Check for special purpose designations, including taxi-use, rental-use, or police-use.
- Check for thefts. In Washington State, 88.4 motor vehicles are stolen per day as of 2016. Check 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 VINCheck.info’s free VIN Check now to uncover the full story of your next vehicle: