VIN Inspection

If you have purchased a vehicle from another state or the vehicle was  registered in another state, and the model year of the vehicle is 2001 or  newer, a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) check is required before you  register the car.

The Westerly Police Department performs Vehicle Identification Number  checks for Westerly residents. 

  • There is no appointment necessary
  • There is a $15.00 fee payable by check or money order made  out to the Town of Westerly (NO CASH)


In order to have your VIN check completed You Must Bring

  • Proof of residency – RI operator’s  license, utility bill, mail with local address
  • The Vehicle
  • Title – Original title or  copy if title is held by bank
  • Bill of Sale – Proper bill of sale  for the motor vehicle
  • Registration


Inspections are conducted at police headquarters on the following  scheduled days:
  (Excluding Holidays)



9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

For more information on registering your vehicle in Rhode Island, click here