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VIN Inspections

*VIN inspections are currently available in person ($10 fee) at our main office located at 0885 E. Chambers Ave, Eagle CO 81631 on Monday - Fridays from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

*VIN inspections are available in the town of Avon ($10 fee) for passenger vehicles only at the Eagle County Avon Annex located at 100 W. Beaver Creek Blvd. #107, Avon, CO 81620 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and on Wednesdays by appointment only.  For EC Avon Annex location questions, please call:  (970) 328-9829.

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 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 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.