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VIN Inspection

If you have purchased a vehicle from another state or the vehicle was registered in another state, and the model year of the vehicle is 2001 or newer, a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) check is required before you register the car.

The Westerly Police Department performs Vehicle Identification Number checks for Westerly residents.

  • There is no appointment necessary
  • There is a $15.00 fee payable by check or money order made out to the Town of Westerly (NO CASH)


In order to have your VIN check completed You Must Bring

  • Proof of residency – RI operator’s license, utility bill, mail with local address
  • The Vehicle
  • Title – Original title or copy if title is held by bank
  • Bill of Sale – Proper bill of sale for the motor vehicle
  • Registration


Inspections are conducted at police headquarters on the following scheduled days:
(Excluding Holidays)

Vin Location
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.









For more information on registering your vehicle in Rhode Island, click here