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VIN Inspections / Verifications

Starting on Monday, June 1st the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will be open for VIN verifications/inspections on Monday, Tuesday, and Saturdays from 9:00 am-2:00 pm. The Highlands Ranch Substation will be open for VIN verifications/inspections on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sundays from 9:00 am-2:00 pm.

 Look for a white marked Community Safety Volunteer emergency vehicle located in the main parking lot. When you arrive please stay in your vehicle with your windows closed. A CSV member will contact you, please follow their instructions. In the event you are asked to exit your vehicle please do so, following their instruction and keeping a minimum of 6 feet from all personnel.

 CSV members will be wearing uniforms and proper PPE for their safety and yours. In the event you are asked to exit your car please put on a face mask for your safety and the safety of or CSV’s. There is no need to call our dispatch center for a VIN verifications/inspections, just show up at one of the above locations, there is an $8.00 fee that will be added to your registration fees for this service.

 In the event of inclement weather, these sites could be closed for the safety of all. Please do not call 911 for any VIN verifications/inspections questions, if you need to call please use our non-emergency number 303-660-7500

A VIN verification is a physical inspection of the car, truck, camper or motorcycle’s unique identification number for titling and registration.

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 call 303-660-7500.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office staff may come to your home or place of work and conduct the inspection. The $8 fee will collected at the Department of Motor Vehicle during registration and will be remitted to the Sheriff’s Office.

VIN Verifications are performed by our Community Safety Volunteers Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m.  – 4 p.m. The wait time depends on what else is happening across Douglas County. So, please let dispatchers know how long you will be at your residence when requesting a VIN verification.