About Us

About Us

CARFAX is a unit of IHS Markit (NASDAQ: INFO), a world leader in critical information analytics and solutions. IHS Markit is based in London.

CARFAX started with a vision – to be the leading source of vehicle history information for buyers and sellers of used cars. Today, CARFAX has the most comprehensive vehicle history database available in North America. In fact, millions of consumers trust CARFAX to provide them with vehicle history information every year.

Beginning in 2004, CARFAX began to partner directly with law enforcement to help solve crimes faster. Tools like CARFAX Vehicle History Reports, Partial License Plate Search and VIN Alert help investigators harness billions of pieces of information to assist in locating vehicles-of-interest and combat vehicle fraud.

The CARFAX Report Distribution platform helps records departments save time on crash report requests, and the new CARFAX eCrash is designed to make report writing more efficient for traffic officers.

CARFAX for Police now works directly with thousands of agencies across the United States and Canada.

Our Team

CARFAX for Police is based in Centreville, VA with additional team members located across the U.S. and Canada. We’re committed to supporting to your agency during each step of the process to ensure your officers get the most out of the tools.


Agency Advisors

Representatives assigned to your state will help customize a solution for your agency and walk you through the enrollment process.


Account Managers

A dedicated account manager will ensure your department receives the highest level of ongoing assistance whenever you have questions or training needs.


Records Support

We’re here to back up your records personnel! Just send any accident report purchase requests you receive to us and we’ll fulfill them on your behalf so you have more time to focus on serving your community.

Training Events

Get the most out of our training by attending workshops and conferences to help your agencies understand how to best use our tools and learn about the future of policing in the digital age.



Training in learning specific ways you can use our tools to maximize agency efficiency.



Learn about the future how agencies will win the digital age.