Investigative Tools

Investigative Tools

Agencies across the country use the CARFAX for Police suite of tools to help solve armed robberies, major thefts, burglaries, hit-and-runs and more. We can help any time you have a vehicle-of-interest.


View Vehicle History

Get unlimited investigative access to CARFAX Vehicle History Reports. Our unique Vehicle History Database contains over 26 billion pieces of information sourced from tens of thousands of private and public sector sources. Millions of records are added every day, each a potential lead for your agency.

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Help solve violent and property crimes, plus uncover VIN Cloning, replating, auto theft and odometer discrepancies.

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See ownership changes, dealer and auction sales and more

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Identify where a vehicle was originally registered and titled

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Activate VIN Alerts directly from CARFAX Reports


Locate Vehicles

Identify vehicles used during commission of crimes with the nationwide CARFAX Partial Plate Search, complete with new digit placement feature, plus get notifications when we receive info about VINs you’re watching.

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Get an email instantly when new information is reported to CARFAX.

Add alerts with a VIN or license plate.

Check for new activity on the CARFAX report.

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Narrow results based on vehicle make, model, year and body style. View the Vehicle History Report for details.


High Mileage Report

Discover new leads with free access to a nationwide list of potentially fraudulent vehicles.

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Favorite the vehicles you want to watch for easy access later. Export the report for further sorting and analysis in Excel.

Sort the list based on location to find vehicles near you.


Mobile Tools

The CARFAX for Police site is responsive and built for use on mobile devices. We also have apps for mobile devices.

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Download the app for iOS devices. App store

Download the app Android devices. Google Play