If the vehicle is registered or titled in another state, and the model of the vehicle is a 2001 or newer, a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) check is required prior to registering the vehicle in Rhode Island. VIN checks at the Bristol Police Department are provided for Bristol residents only.
A fee of $20.00 per vehicle inspected is payable in the form of cash, check, or money order. Please make checks payable to “Town of Bristol”. We do not accept Credit/Debit cards.
VIN checks are conducted at the Bristol Police Department for Bristol residents on:
- Saturdays 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (no appointment needed)
You will need to bring the vehicle to the police station, along with the original vehicle title. If the vehicle title is held by a bank or finance company, a copy of the title can be provided or sent via FAX to the Bristol Police Department at 401-253-1540.
Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles VIN Check information: State of Rhode Island: Division of Motor Vehicles: VIN Check (ri.gov)
Alternate VIN Inspection locations
VIN Inspections are conducted Monday – Friday at the following locations:
Cranston Veteran’s Memorial Ice Rink/Cranston VIN Inspection Station
900 Phenix Ave
Cranston, RI 02921
Monday – Friday
7:00 am – 2:30 pm
$20.00 fee MUST be paid by check or money order
For additional information regarding the Cranston Police VIN Inspection station click here: VIN Verification Station- Rhode Island -Cranston Police Department (cranstonpoliceri.com)
East Providence Police Department
750 Waterman Ave
East Providence, RI 02914
(401) 435-7600 (press option 5)
Monday – Friday
11:00 am – 2:30 pm
$20.00 fee can be paid by cash, check, or money order.
For additional information regarding the East Providence Police VIN Inspection station click here: FAQs | City of East Providence, RI (eastprovidenceri.gov)