Police Department

VIN Checks


Starting August 17, 2020, VIN Checks will be done Monday 9:00 am till 1:00 pm and Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00 am till 3:00 pm. All VIN checks will be appointment only.   

VIN Check appointments can be made via telephone during normal VIN check hours by calling 401-846-1144 ext. 1715


Starting on Tuesday, May 26th, the Middletown Police Department will be resuming VIN Checks for the public.  All VIN Checks will be performed by appointment only.  No walk-ins will be accepted.  The lobby of the police station will remain closed to non-emergency matters. Anyone who arrives for a VIN check will be asked to remain in their vehicle and wait for Vin Check personnel to approach them.

VIN Check appointments can be made via telephone only by calling 401-846-1144 ext. 1715.  VIN Check appointments can be made Tuesday through Thursday between 9:00am and 3:00pm.

Anyone arriving for a VIN Check must wear a face mask and bring their own pen.

Due to the Governor’s orders, only Rhode Island residents will be allowed to make an appointment.

When arriving for the VIN Check, please have the following:

-Out of state Title certificate or Valid Registration (If there’s a lien on the vehicle, a copy of the title may be obtained from the lien holder)

-Driver’s License

-Proof of Rhode Island residence with current address

-Current Vehicle Mileage at time of Vin check

-Service Fee: exact cash – $10 for Middletown residents and $20 for all other residents. If paying with a check make it payable to the Middletown Police Department. Make sure your current address and phone number are written on it.




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