Town of Middletown, RI

Police Department

VIN Checks

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. If there is a holiday on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, VIN Checks will be performed on the Monday of that week.  The VIN Checks are done at the Middletown Police Department located at 123 Valley Road. The cost for the service is $10.00 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
$10.00 check or cash