How do I check my car insurance status online?

I thought I bought a car insurance policy, but now I'm not so sure. How would I check my car insurance status online?

Emily Maracle · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
There are a few ways that you can check your
car insurance
status online:
  • Check with the company you think you had a car insurance policy through.: You can do this by logging into your account online (if you have one) or using their mobile app.
  • Look through your email: Most car insurance companies send documents electronically. So if you purchased a car insurance policy, the policy documents would likely be there.
  • Look through credit and bank statements: If you purchased an insurance policy, you had to pay for it somehow. That means there should be a record of the transaction in one of your financial documents.
  • Visit the DMV: Most states allow you to search your insurance information through their online database. Typically, you are required to provide your license plate number and VIN to do so.
  • Check with popular insurance providers: A last resort—and one that could take quite a bit of time—is to check with popular providers in your area to see if they have a policy in your name.
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