Police Department

VIN Checks


Effective October 1, 2018 VIN checks for Middletown Residents will be $10.00. All other VIN checks will be increased to $20.00. 

Vehicle Identification Number or VIN Checks

Any vehicle purchased outside the state of Rhode Island which is a 2001 model, or newer, must have a VIN Check completed before registering the vehicle. We perform the VIN Check service for all RI residents who need one.

The Middletown Police Department provides this service on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  The VIN Checks are done at the Middletown Police Department located at 123 Valley Road. The cost for the service is $10.00 for residents of Middletown and $20.00 for all others and is payable by cash or check.  Credit cards are not accepted.


You will need the following items to complete the VIN Check:



The vehicle

Bill of Sale

Title certificate or registration

Your driver’s license

a check or cash