Rochester police distributing catalytic converter marking kits

(ABC 6 News) – The Rochester Police Department will distribute free catalytic converter marking kits as part of the Minnesota Department of Commerce’s pilot program to cut down on thefts.

Each kit etches a unique label onto a catalytic converter, which can help law enforcement track down and return stolen kits, or indicate to dealers that the part is stolen.

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Here’s how to get a kit:

  1. Stop by Law Enforcement Records (2nd floor at the Government Center,101 4th Street SE or the North Station, 4001 West River Parkway NW) between 8:00 and 4:30, Monday-Friday.
  2. Bring your vehicle’s VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) and Minnesota license plate number to register your kit.
  3. You will need to register your kit using your smart phone or by completing a paper form.
  4. Apply the label to your catalytic converter following the steps included in the kit or contact your local dealer/mechanic/body shop to help at no charge.

More information is available at Catalytic Converter Pilot / (