VIN VERIFICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED!! IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, VIN VERIFICATIONS ARE SUSPENDED!!
VIN verification are performed by appointment only on Wednesdays between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and Saturdays between 8 a.m. and 10 a.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.