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VIN Inspections / Verifications

VIN Verifications

All vehicles must be registered in Colorado unless

  • Exempt from registration.
  • Temporarily registered.
  • For the first 36 hours after purchase, a buyer can drive the vehicle without registering it only if they bought it on a weekend or legal holiday or between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. or if they purchased it from someone who is not a motor vehicle dealer.  The vehicle can only be driven from where the seller kept it to where the buyer intends to keep it if the buyer has a bill of sale and proof of insurance in the vehicle.

If you need Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Verification to buy or sell a vehicle or to register a vehicle from another state, please schedule an appointment below.

VIN Verifications are done by appointment ONLY. Please submit your appointment request at least 24 hours in advance. Once your request has been scheduled, you will receive an email confirmation. You will be notified if delays are expected.

The charge for a VIN Verification by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is $8.00, which will be collected by the Department of Motor Vehicles upon registration.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will provide the VIN Verification form and complete it for you; do not print or complete the form yourself.

Please bring the vehicle you need the VIN Verification on, and at least one piece of official documentation such as the registration, title, sales agreement, or statement of origin.

How To Schedule A Vin Verification

Please read the following information about the location of your choice before scheduling your VIN Verification appointment.  If you have any questions, please call 303-814-7057 (an unmanned answering system) before scheduling. All calls are returned within 48 hours during normal business hours (Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm).

Please note, our volunteers also respond to a number of public safety calls throughout the day that may impact their ability to arrive at the scheduled time. The volunteer will keep you informed should a disruption occur.

If you require a Certified VIN Inspection, please schedule with the Colorado State Patrol by CLICKING HERE.

Your Location: Douglas County Residents & Addresses ONLY

A Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Community Safety Volunteer (CSV) will meet you at your place of residence or business within Douglas County, Colorado, to complete the VIN Verification.

Highlands Ranch Substation: Highlands Ranch, Colo

When you arrive, please go into the Lobby and check in at the main reception counter.

Please note: Only passenger vehicles, pickup trucks, motorcycles, motor homes less than 30 feet, trailers less than 26 feet, or ATVs can be done at this location.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office: Castle Rock, Colo

Please park in the public parking lot and as close to the flag poles as possible, and then call 720-660-5479 upon arrival. If there is no answer, leave a message and expect a return call within 15 minutes.

Please note: Only passenger vehicles, pickup trucks, motorcycles, motor homes less than 30 feet, trailers less than 26 feet, or ATVs can be done at this location.

To schedule your VIN Verification appointment, please choose the location you wish to have it completed at, then click the colored dot within the calendar frame, and then choose a date and time that works with your schedule.