Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) inspections are necessary prior to registering a car if the car is bought out of state or has previously been registered out of state.
VIN Inspections will ONLY be completed for NEWPORT RESIDENTS.
VIN Inspections are done from 8 A.M until 2 P.M., Wednesdays, for a fee of $10 at the Newport Police Station, 120 Broadway. When coming by for a VIN inspection, be sure to bring your registration and proof of ownership (i.e. title if car is less than ten years old).
The VIN inspector's desk is located in the front lobby of the police station.
43 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840
Phone: (401) 845-5300 (M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
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