Watch Your Car Program

Watch Your Car Program

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The KEY to preventing vehicle theft is in your hands.

Lock your car
Take the key
Use an anti-theft device







Participate in the Maryland "Watch Your Car" Program

Make your Car Tough to Steal

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The "WATCH YOUR CAR" program is administered by the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council (MVTPC) and is provided as a public service, free of charge, to owners of vehicles registered in the State of Maryland. It is a voluntary vehicle registration program designed to deter auto theft and assist in the apprehension of auto thieves.

How it works: The owner(s) sign an application form stating their vehicle is not normally used between the hours of 1:00am and 5:00am which gives permission for a police officer to stop the car between the hours of 1:00am and 5:00am to verify that the driver is actually the owner of the vehicle or an authorized driver, designated by the owner. Once registered, the vehicle owner will receive 2 window decals to be placed on the front and back windows of the vehicle. Vehicle owners wishing to participate in the program can click on the link below to download the application form and submit the completed form to the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council.​​

To register for the "WATCH YOUR CAR" Program, please print out the document below

Watch Your Car 2015.pdfWatch Your Car 2015.pdf

To withdraw your vehicle from the Maryland "WATCH YOUR CAR" Program, please print out and complete the following document:

WATCH YOUR CAR Program - Withdrawal Form.pdfWATCH YOUR CAR Program - Withdrawal Form.pdf

For instructions on "WATCH YOUR CAR" Program decal placement, please print out the following document:

WATCH YOUR CAR Program - Decal Placement Instructions.pdfWATCH YOUR CAR Program - Decal Placement Instructions.pdf

Please submit Maryland "WATCH YOUR CAR" Program Application Forms or Withdrawal Forms to:

The Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council
1201 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208

For more information on the "Watch Your Car" program, please call 1-800-96-THEFT or email the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council at msp.vtpc@maryland.gov.

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