VIN verifications are performed by appointment only on Wednesdays between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. An appointment is required. Please call our dispatcher at 401-683-0300.
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:
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.