Left Navigation Alberta Assigned VIN Program Is the vehicle identification number (VIN) from your vehicle’s original equipment manufacturer (OEM) lost, stolen or destroyed? Alberta’s Assigned VIN Program gives vehicle owners the opportunity to obtain a replacement VIN. An IBC Consumer ProgramOn behalf of Alberta Transportation, IBC administers the Alberta Assigned VIN Program. VINs help deter auto theft and insurance crime and aid in the identification of recovered stolen vehicles.A replacement VIN can also be assigned to a home-built or amalgamated vehicle or trailer if you need to obtain a Certificate of Registration. The program:Assigns a 17-digit VIN that adheres to international VIN conventionsIs supported by information provided by the Alberta Traffic Safety Act and its supporting regulations, Alberta Operator Licensing and Vehicle Control Regulation (AR 320/2002) and Alberta Off-Highway Vehicle Regulation (AR 319/2002) How To Apply For a Replacement VINComplete and submit the online Application for an Alberta Assigned Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and payment.ORComplete a PDF application and mail a non-refundable payment to the following address: Attention: Alberta Assigned VIN Program c/o Insurance Bureau of Canada, Suite 400, 370, 5222-130 Ave. SE, Calgary, Alberta T2Z 0G4.Upon receipt of your application and payment, IBC will contact you to schedule a time and location for the examination of your vehicle or trailer.You can pay for the examination by MasterCard or Visa using the online application form. You can also pay by certified cheque or a money order payable to “Insurance Bureau of Canada.” If you fax your application to 403-255-9054, please note that payment can be made only by credit card. In all payment options, cash is not accepted. Questions?For more information, please contact IBC. In Calgary, please call 403-258-3677; outside of Calgary, please call 1-866-263-6240. Understanding Vehicle Identification NumbersAn accurate VIN can assist consumers in buying a used vehicle. If you know how to check your vehicle’s VIN, you will be less likely to buy a stolen vehicle or a vehicle that has been deemed irreparable or unsafe for road use. For more information about buying a used vehicle, contact your provincial or territorial licensing/registration office. Related ServicesAssigned VIN ExaminationApplying for a new vehicle identification number (VIN) for your vehicle or trailer? Here’s what you need to know about the inspection process. Useful LinksInsurance CrimeIBC provides investigative services to help contain the premiums of honest Canadian policyholders. Crisis ManagementIf you find yourself in a crisis situation, never admit liability. Canadian Police Information CentreWelcome to the CPIC website, where the public can search our national database to see if a motor vehicle or property has been reported stolen. Law enforcement partners can register to access more detailed documentation and reports based on information in the CPIC database. National Insurance Crime Bureau NICB's VINCheck is a free service provided to the public to assist in determining if a vehicle has been reported as stolen, but not recovered, or has been reported as a salvage vehicle by cooperating NICB members.