Stolen Vehicle

If you have discovered your vehicle was stolen

  • If you discover your vehicle is missing, report it immediately to 911.
  • Be prepared to provide the make, model, year, color and license plate of your vehicle.  
  • Let 911 operators know if you have a GPS tracking system in your vehicle.

If you believe your vehicle may have been towed

If your stolen vehicle is recovered 

  • Prior to using your vehicle, it is always a good idea to carefully examine your recovered stolen vehicle for property that does not belong to you, which may be evidence of other crimes.
  • You may want to search your vehicle's interior carefully (using a flashlight) to make sure drugs, drug paraphernalia, or dangerous objects such as syringes, have not been left behind.
  • To turn over any evidence or contraband to the police, call the Non-Emergency number, (206) 625-5011, and be sure to have your Seattle Police Incident Number handy to give to the Operator.

The department cannot assist in civil disputes over vehicle ownership.


Sue Rahr, Interim Chief of Police
Address: 610 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104-1900
Mailing Address: PO Box 34986, Seattle, WA, 98124-4986
Phone: (206) 625-5011
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