Vin Checks

VIN Verifications


VIN verification are performed on Wednesdays between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Saturdays between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.  There is no appointment needed.

Any Portsmouth resident who has purchased a vehicle out-of-state and is registering the vehicle in Rhode Island, needs to have a VIN check completed prior to registering the vehicle.

If the vehicle is a 2001 model year or newer a VIN check is required.

Please remember to bring:
  • The vehicle
  • Bill of Sale
  • Title certificate or registration
  • Your driver's license
  • $15.00 check or cash
VIN verifications are available for Portsmouth residents only.

If you are not a Portsmouth resident,VIN checks are available at other police departments.

Note: If you need a VIN check on an emergency basis and you cannot make it to the police station during our regular hours, please call the station for officer availability.