VIN Verify Service

Make sure it hasn't been through a disaster.

Historically, fraudsters have bought flood-damaged vehicles to sell to unsuspecting consumers for a profit. But with water-damaged electronic components, potential mould and other issues, flood vehicles are unsafe. They have no place on the road.

To protect consumers, IBC, its member insurance companies have compiled a database of vehicles reported and branded as non-repairable after flooding across southern Alberta and the Greater Toronto Area.

Use this free VIN Verify service to check whether a vehicle has been reported as flood damaged and non-repairable by participating IBC member insurance companies.

NOTE: You will need a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to perform
a search.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Any vehicle that has been subjected to flooding to the level of the bottom of the dash must be branded as non-repairable and can no longer be operated on any Canadian road. Every Canadian jurisdiction follows these same guidelines.

VIN Verification

VIN is a required field Please enter a valid VIN. The VIN Number should be less than 17 characters and contain no special characters.
In order to continue, you must check the box to acknowledge your understanding and acceptance of the terms and conditions of use.

This national database identifies affected VIN numbers as either “Flood”, “Fire”, “Irreparable” or “Salvaged”.

Due to recent natural disasters, some vehicles which have been reported as either “Flood”, “Fire”, “Irreparable” or “Salvaged” may not appear on this website right away. Please check back periodically to review the VIN number of concern or contact IBC at: 1-844-2ask-IBC (1-844-227-5422).

Alberta and the Territories:
Atlantic Canada:
1-800-565-7189 x227
British Columbia, Saskatchewan,and Manitoba:
1-877-772-3777 x222
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  • There may be other vehicles which have been reported as flooded/fire which are not included in this database.
  • It is possible that a vehicle was incorrectly reported and has not been removed from this database.
  • It is possible that there are vehicles with duplicate VINs and/or VINs incorrectly entered.

The information derived from the database is provided “as is” and IBC and its Members make no, and actively disclaim any, warranties, representations, or conditions whatsoever, expressed or implied, regarding the information, including in regard to the accuracy, completeness or validity of such data, and any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular, or any warranties arising from course of dealing, usage of trade or from statute.

The user of this information shall not make any representation, warranty or condition to any third party either directly, indirectly or through omission about the accuracy or completeness of the information, other than to the extent first authorized in writing by IBC.

By checking a VIN against this database, you agree to not hold Insurance Bureau of Canada, its employees, Board of Directors, Members, agents or any other entity which provided this information to IBC, liable for any reason as a result of your use of this information including, but not limited to, if the information proves to be inaccurate.

In order to continue with your inquiry as to whether a VIN is in the database, you must agree to and accept these Terms and Conditions of Use.

The IBC VIN database is made possible through the cooperation of participating IBC members.