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
Vehicles Assembled from a Kit
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.