Certified VIN Inspections

In some cases, a certified VIN inspection is required.  A certified VIN inspection is an inspection that is conducted by a Peace Officer's Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified inspector and completed on forms provided by the Department of Revenue.  The certified inspector checks both the public VIN (which may be located on the dashboard, or another highly visible area), and discreet VINs, the locations of which are only provided to law enforcement by the vehicle’s manufacturer.  The inspector checks the public and discreet 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). 

Trailers under 2,000 pounds require a certified VIN inspection.  

The Teller County Sheriff's Office conducts certified VIN inspections only by appointment.  The fee is $50.00.  Payment is due at the Teller County Sheriff's Office 1 week prior to the appointment.  You will be asked to show your receipt at your appointment.  


Please see the calendar below to schedule your Certified VIN Inspection.  You will receive confirmations and notifications via email.  

Certified VIN Inspections