Help for the Serial Number Registry

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Category: Bicycle

Serial Number:
Bicycle manufacturers are not required to place serial numbers on a specific location on the bicycle frame. The most common location is on the bottom bracket (number 1 in the diagram) but you may have to turn the bicycle upside down to read it. The diagram below shows other possible locations.

Brand:
The brand name is usually visible on the head tube of the bicycle (number 5 in the diagram).

Model:
The model is usually visible on the crossbars of the bicycle.

Colour:
Select the colour that is closest to the dominant colour of the bicycle. If there is more than one colour or the colour selected from the list does not exactly match the bicycle, provide additional information in the Details field.

Number Of Speeds:
Enter the number of speeds that the bicycle has.

Details:
Enter descriptions of unique identifying characteristics such as decals, special markings, optional attachments, etc.

Category: Book

Serial Number:
Enter the only the letters and numbers (not hyphens, slashes or other characters) of your Student ID or driver's licence number. You must write this number on the edges of the pages, or on the cover (or inside cover) of the book. Police will use the number you write on the book to retrieve your contact information from the Registry

Brand:
Leave this field empty - it is not required for books.

Model:
Leave this field empty - it is not required for books.

Colour:
Leave this field empty - it is required only for bicycles.

Number Of Speeds:
Leave this field empty - it is required only for bicycles.

Details:
For each book, enter the ISBN number and title. Register as many books as you want on one screen.

Category: Other

Serial Number:
Enter the only the letters and numbers (not hyphens, slashes or other characters) stamped by the manufacturer on the item.

Brand:
If there is no brand name on the product, enter name of the manufacturer.

Model:
Enter the model number of the item.

Colour:
This field is optional - it is required only for bicycles.

Number Of Speeds:
Leave this field empty - it is required only for bicycles.

Details:
Enter descriptions of unique identifying characteristics such as engraved numbers and names, decals, optional attachments, etc.

Contact information

If you move or change your contact details, don't forget to re-register your serial numbers. When a match is found, police see the most recent information first, with previous registration(s) listed below. Previous registrations are not deleted from the database.

Organization Name:
If the item being registered belongs to a company or organization, then enter its name. Otherwise, leave this field blank.

First Name:
Enter your first name(s). This field is mandatory.

Last Name:
Enter your surname. This field is mandatory.

Address:
This field is optional, but you must provide at least one way of contacting you: Street Address, Phone or Email Address.

City:
This field is mandatory.

Province:
This field is mandatory. Only Canadian addresses are allowed.

Postal Code:
This field is optional.

Phone:
This field is optional, but you must provide at least one way of contacting you: Street Address, Phone or Email Address. If you enter your phone number, please include your area code.

Email Address:
This field is optional, but you must provide at least one way of contacting you: Street Address, Phone or Email Address. If an email address is the only contact information you are entering, remember that police will be unable to contact you if the address is deactivated.

Referred By:
Please tell us how you first heard about the Registry. Knowing how many people are reached by each promotional method helps us to determine what mediums are most effective. This field is optional.