VIN Verifications AND Certified VIN Inspections
Did you know there is a difference between a VIN Verification and Certified VIN Inspection?
What is a VIN Verification?
- A VIN Verification is a physical inspection of the vehicle to verify that the VIN on the vehicle matches the registration or title document.
- This inspection can be made by a Colorado auto dealer, a Colorado license inspection station (emissions), or a Colorado Law Enforcement Officer.
Who needs a VIN Verification and How Do I Get One?
- New Broomfield residents who are looking to register their vehicle(s) in Colorado.
- Broomfield residents can come into the police department lobby located at 7 DesCombes Drive Mon-Fri from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- No appointment is necessary and there are no fees.
What is a Certified VIN Inspection and How do I Get One?
- A Certified VIN Inspection is more in-depth than a VIN Verification and requires the completion of this form provided by the Colorado Department of Revenue.
- The following are some examples that MAY require a Certified VIN:
- Bonded Title Vehicles
- Rebuilt Vehicle
- Vehicles Assembled from a Kit
- Most Trailers
- Only certified Colorado State Patrol or authorized law enforcement agencies can conduct Certified VIN Inspections.
- Should you require a Certified VIN Inspection, first contact the Broomfield Department of Motor Vehicle at 303.464.5888 to obtain all of the necessary paperwork and provide the reason for the inspection.
- The vehicle must be inspected at the Broomfield Police Department located at 7 DesCombes Drive.
- Inspections will only be completed on vehicles that are roadworthy, operable, and will be registered in the City and County of Broomfield.
- Appointments are available on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and can be made by calling 303.438.6483.
- There is a $50 fee payable in cash or check only. Please make checks payable to the City and County of Broomfield.