VIN Checks return to the Smithfield PD garage starting on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016.
Construction at the Smithfield Police Department is starting soon.
To reduce traffic flow in our parking lot, beginning on Tuesday, December 1st, VIN checks, that are normally conducted on Tuesday’s & Thursday’s between 8am – 4pm, will now be conducted at the Smithfield Department of Public Works (DPW) on Spragueville Rd. (same days and times).
The mobile command unit will be positioned at DPW outside the gates (by the above grounds gas tanks) until further notice.
The State of Rhode Island requires that all vehicles with an out of state title under go a VIN Check prior to registration. The Smithfield Police Department conducts VIN Checks on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Stop at the Front Communications Center and advise the dispatcher that you would like a VIN Check. You must have the vehicle, the title (or a copy) and any document with your name and address on it. The procedure takes about ten minutes. The cost is $10.00 (cash or check).
Note: Vehicles manufactured before 2001 do not require a title in order to be registered in Rhode Island, therefore a VIN Check is not necessary for these vehicles.