Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Inspections

The Elbert County Sheriff's Office no longer handles Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) inspections. Contact the Colorado State Patrol or a local dealership to find a location that does inspections; visit the Colorado State Patrol website to learn more.

Colorado Law

Colorado law requires a VIN to be verified when:

  • A vehicle is brought into Colorado and is titled and/or registered out of state/country
  • A purchased vehicle is brought into Colorado and the title was issued from another state/country
  • A vehicle is transferred on a Purged Bill of Sale
  • A correction is required on the title pertaining to the vehicle description

Certified VIN Verification

A Certified VIN Verification is required when:

  • A vehicle requiring a surety bond to establish ownership
  • Vehicles that are homemade, rebuilt and/or reconstructed
  • Vehicles built from kits
  • Vehicles where the VIN has been removed/changed/altered/obliterated and must obtain a Colorado assigned ID number
  • Trailers weighing over 2000 pounds requiring an assigned trailer ID
  • Salvage vehicles being made roadworthy
  • Private/public tow bills