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Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Inspections


General Info

A VIN inspection is a physical examination of your vehicle to verify the VIN on your vehicle matches the title or ownership document.
You can have a VIN inspection done by:
The VIN inspection fee is $7.00.

You must get a VIN inspection for:
  • Out-of-state or out-of-country titled vehicles;
  • Vehicles being titled for the first time as totaled and assembled, reconstructed or replica;
  • Vehicles being titled for an additional occurrence as totaled and assembled, reconstructed or replica;
  • Any vehicle with a title surrendered under ORS 819.010, 819.012, 819.014 or 819.030 (including recovered stolen vehicles that are not totaled due to damage); or
  • Oregon salvage-titled vehicles when applying for a regular Oregon title.  

Out of State

If your vehicle is in another state, the VIN inspection can be done by:
  • The other state's DMV or by a law enforcement officer; or
  • Military police, a commanding officer, or a provost marshal for military personnel. 
The inspection form can be:

Oregon does not charge a fee for inspections done in another state, though the state doing the inspection may charge you a fee.