When are VIN checks conducted?

    *** The RI DMV is temporarily waiving the requirement for a VIN check on out of state titles to be conducted by your local police station. The VIN will be electronically verified at the time of titling.***   



    VIN checks are conducted for Coventry residents on the following days at the times listed below.  (Weather permitting)


    Mon 9am - 2pm N/A
    Tues 9am - 2pm 5pm - 8pm
    Wed 9am - 2pm 5pm - 8pm
    Thurs 9am - 2pm 5pm - 8pm
    Fri 9am - 2pm N/A
    Sat 9am - 2pm N/A


    VIN Check

    If the title is 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.

    Please note that the title must be presented along with the vehicle at the time of the VIN check. If you own the vehicle, bring the original title. If there is a lien on the vehicle, bring a copy of the title.


    Make sure you have the following when you arrive.

    • The vehicle you're attempting to register.
    • The title for the vehicle.
    • 2001 and newer only
    • A photo ID proving you're a Coventry resident.
    • $10.00 cash, check or money order.


    NOTE:  If you're having a VIN checked on a vehicle that you own that is actively registered to you in another state, you must provide a copy of that registration.  The registration certificate will be accepted in place of the vehicle title and bill of sale.