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Watch Your Car Program

Watch Your Car

Watch Your Car is a national vehicle theft prevention program funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice. It is a voluntary vehicle registration program designed to deter auto theft and assist in the apprehension of auto thieves. Vehicle owners sign an agreement stating their vehicle is not normally used between the hours of 1:00am and 5:00am. If a police officer observes the vehicle being driven anywhere in the United States during these hours, they may stop the vehicle and verify the vehicle owner is operating it, or a person designated by the owner.

The Watch Your Car Program is administered by the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council and is provided as a public service, free of charge, to owners of vehicles registered in the State of Maryland. If you’re interested in protecting your car, police officers across the nation are ready to WATCH YOUR CAR!


To register for Watch Your Car, download and complete the Watch Your Car Registration Form (PDF) and mail to: The MARYLAND VEHICLE THEFT PREVENTION COUNCIL, 1125 National Highway, LaVale, MD 21502.