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Certified VIN Inspections

In some cases, a certified VIN inspection is required.  The inspection conducted by a Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified inspector uses forms provided by the Department of Revenue.  The certified inspector checks both the public VIN (on the dashboard or another highly visible area) and discreet VINs (location provided by the vehicle manufacturer to law enforcement).  The inspector checks both VINs against state and national databases of wanted and stolen vehicles.  The following vehicles require a certified VIN inspection:

  • bonded title vehicles;
  • rebuilt vehicles;
  • reconstructed vehicles; and
  • vehicles assembled from a kit (including trailers). 

The Colorado State Patrol conducts certified VIN inspections.  A list of CSP locations and other agencies offering certified VIN inspections is available on the CSP website.

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