State of Rhode Island
Portsmouth Police Department
TOWN OF PORTSMOUTH
Identification Number (VIN) Checks|
We have expanded the hours in which we
provide VIN inspections!
VIN verifications are performed on
Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. There is
no appointment needed.
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 over 10 years old, you do not need a VIN
remember to bring:
Bill of Sale
Title certificate or registration
Your driver's license
$15.00 check or cash
are available for Portsmouth residents only.
If you are not a Portsmouth resident,VIN checks are available at
other police departments. Click
here to view their VIN
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