North Hempstead Town Council Member Mariann Dalimonte and the Port Washington Police Department are teaming up to host a free catalytic converter serial number installation event for residents living in the unincorporated areas of Port Washington, Village of the Baxter Estate and the Village of Port Washington North.
The event will take place on May 7 and will be an opportunity for eligible residents to receive a serial number etched onto their catalytic converter. Vehicles eligible for the etching include Honda, Acura and Hyundai.
The catalytic converter serial numbers will be entered into a national database that tracks the sale and recycling of catalytic converters at scrap yards. The installations will make it more difficult for thieves to steal and sell catalytic converters for profit. Additionally, the goal of the program is to reduce catalytic converter theft.
Registration is required to participate in this event and priority will be given to those who have been previous victims of catalytic converter theft and vehicles that are eligible for this initiative.
Upon confirmation of registration, residents must also bring their license and registration to their appointment.
There will be a limited number of appointments and eligible residents are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible. To sign up for the event, please visit www.northhempsteadny.gov/CatalyticConverterEtchingEvent.