Catalytic Converter Engraving Event

Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the number of reported catalytic converter thefts increased from roughly 1,300 in 2018 to more than 52,000 in 2021. To help prevent a catalytic converter from being stolen, it is recommended that you have it engraved with your vehicle identification number (VIN) or at least the last 8 digits/letters of the VIN, or with your vehicle’s license plate number with the state/province. 

To assist, the Lake Oswego Police Department is offering a free catalytic converter engraving event for Lake Oswego residents. To participate, bring your vehicle to the City's Maintenance Center, 17601 Pilkington Rd, on Saturday, February 4, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

For questions, please contact Officer Tony Sparling at 503-635-0221.


Photo: Les Schwab employee Jon Seeger uses an engraving tool to etch a license plate number on a catalytic converter. [Source: THE STOCKTON RECORD FILE 2013]