VIN VERIFICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE VIA APPOINTMENT ONLY!! IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, VIN VERIFICATIONS WERE SUSPENDED, HOWEVER AS OF 7/15/2020 WE ARE TAKING APPOINTMENTS!! PLEASE UTILIZE THE LINK BELOW TO REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT, AN OFFICER WILL CONTACT YOU TO SCHEDULE.
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.