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Vehicle Identification Inspection (VIN) information

Non-certified VIN inspection

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office provides both on and off-site VIN inspections for unincorporated Mesa County.

The title or registration must be presented at the time of the verification.

On-site VIN inspections

Tuesdays 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Thursdays 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $10

Off-site VIN inspections

Require you to visit the Records Lobby in person to schedule and pre-pay for your inspection.

Fee: $10.00 

We accept the following methods of payment to pay fees:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Money order
  • All major credit cards (with additional fee)

Certified VIN inspection

Contact the Colorado State Patrol at 970-858-2250.

The following are some examples that MAY require a Certified VIN:

  • Bonded title vehicles 
  • Rebuilt vehicles
  • Vehicles assembled from a kit
  • Most trailers 

Department of Motor Vehicle VIN inspection 

Contact the Colorado State Patrol at 970-858-2250.

Photograph of a VIN tag from a vehicle

VIN verification system

  • Check a vehicle's VIN information before you make a purchase to make sure it is not stolen. 
  • You can use the Motor Vehicle Verification System from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to check the status of your vehicle.

Verification System

Contact information

Records Lobby


215 Rice Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501


970-244-3500 - option 2

Hours of operation

Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (excluding holidays)

Photograph of lobby of Mesa County Sheriff's Office building showing the Records Lobby with waiting area with chairs and the office area through the window in the background