VIN verifications are performed by appointment only on Wednesdays and Saturdays. VIN verifications will be scheduled during the morning at 9:00 AM or 11:00 AM and in the afternoon at 5:00 PM or 7:00 PM After your request is received you will be contacted to schedule an appointment.
Any Portsmouth resident who has purchased a vehicle out-of-state, regardless of model year, and is to be newly registered in Rhode Island, needs to have a VIN check completed prior to registering the vehicle.
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.