Sheriff

Contact Us

  • Phone: 970-328-8500
    Fax: 970-328-1448

    Sheriff's Office
    0885 E Chambers Avenue
    P.O. Box 359
    Eagle, Colorado 81631

    info@sheriff.eagle.co.us

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VIN Inspections

The Sheriff's Office provides VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) verifications. VIN verifications are required when you move from another state to Colorado and want your vehicle registered here. A VIN inspection is a physical inspection of the vehicle's unique identification number for title and registration purposes.

CRS 42-3-126 Registration Upon Transfer, that allows operation of a motor vehicle without registering the vehicle only in the following situations:

  • The vehicle is exempt from registration;
  • The vehicle has been temporarily registered; or
  • For the first 36 hours after purchase a buyer can drive the vehicle only if:
    • Purchased on a weekend, legal holiday or between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m.
    • Purchased 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;
    • The buyer has a bill of sale in the vehicle;
    • The buyer has proof of insurance in the vehicle.

VIN Verification Form 

VIN Inspection Fees:  

$10 per vehicle at the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, 0885 E. Chambers Ave. in Eagle, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. except legal holidays. Payments may be made by cash, money order, or check; no credit cards accepted. Checks should be made payable to the Eagle County Sheriff's Office.

$20 per vehicle if you would like a deputy to respond to your location. To schedule a VIN inspection call 970-479-2201. Payments may be made by money order or check; cash and credit cards are not accepted. Checks should be made payable to the Eagle County Sheriff's Office.