The Smithfield Police Department is pleased to announce a new partnership with Colonial Toyota Smithfield, 550 George Washington Highway, Smithfield, RI. On the “first” Tuesday of every month, VIN Checks will be performed by a Smithfield Police Officer at Colonial Toyota. We encourage you to have your VIN Checks done on this day at this off-site location, as this interferes less with operations at police headquarters. However, VIN checks will continue to be performed on Thursdays at the Smithfield Police Department. Thursday VIN Checks will ONLY be performed for Smithfield residents and businesses.
The State of Rhode Island requires that all vehicles with an out of state title undergo a VIN Check, prior to registration.
The Smithfield Police Department performs VIN Checks on the “first” Tuesday of every month and Thursdays. See the schedule below.
First Tuesday of Every Month
Location: Colonial Toyota Smithfield, 550 George Washington Highway, Smithfield
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
(Follow the signs on the property of Colonial Toyota Smithfield)
Thursdays – Smithfield Residents & Businesses ONLY
Location: Smithfield Police Department, 215 Pleasant View Avenue, Smithfield
Times: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
(Upon arriving at the police station, slowly proceed directly to the “detached garage” in the rear parking lot. There is no need to first stop in at the Front Communications Center.)
General Information about VIN Checks:
You must have the vehicle, 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 – PLEASE HAVE EXACT CHANGE).
Vehicles manufactured before 2001 do not require a title in order to be registered in Rhode Island; consequently, VIN Checks are not necessary for these vehicles.
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