Smoke in the Eagle River Valley

Smoke in the Eagle River Valley is coming in from fires to the west. 

If smoke is thick or becomes thick in your neighborhood you may want to remain indoors. This is especially true for those with heart disease, respiratory illnesses, the very young, and the elderly. 

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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.