V.I.N. Verification

A V.I.N. verification is required when:

  • A vehicle is brought into Colorado and is titled and/or registered out of state/country.
  • A purchased vehicle is brought into Colorado and the title was issued from another state/country.
  • A vehicle is transferred on a Purged Bill of Sale.
  • A correction is required on the title pertaining to the vehicle description.


  • Citizens should contact the Colorado State Patrol or find a local dealership that do inspections. The Elbert County Sheriff's Office no longer handles vin inspections.


    A Certified V.I.N. verification is required when:

  • A vehicle requiring a surety bond to establish ownership.
  • Vehicles that are homemade, rebuilt and/or reconstructed. Vehicles built from kits.
  • Vehicles where V.I.N. has been removed/changed/altered/obliterated and must obtain a Colorado assigned I.D. number.
  • Trailers over 2000# requiring an assigned trailer I.D.
  • Salvage vehicles being made roadworthy.
  • Private/public tow bills



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