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Coming To Colorado


What is a VIN Verification?

In addition to the registration or title, a VIN verification is a physical inspection of the vehicle to verify that the vehicle identification number on the vehicle matches the vehicle's registration or title document. This inspection can be made by a Colorado licensed auto dealer, a Colorado licensed inspection station (i.e. Air Care Colorado), or a Colorado law enforcement officer. The inspection is annotated on Form DR 2698 Verification of Vehicle Identification Number. This form is also available at all motor vehicle office locations and all emissions testing locations.

In accordance with House Bill 17-1105 (effective July 01, 2017), This legislation removes the requirement for a regular VIN inspection to be completed on new vehicles that are being titled and registered in Colorado for the following cases:

  • The applicant presents a Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin (also known as a MSO) from a dealership. This would apply to any new vehicle purchased in Colorado or out-of-state or in another country.

  • The resident coming to Colorado from another state can provide proof that the previous title field on their out-of-state title shows it was purchased on a Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin. Previous title field reads: MSO.

VIN Verifications vs. Certified VIN Inspections?

Certified VIN Inspections are not the same as VIN Verifications. Only the Colorado State Patrol or authorized law enforcement agency can conduct a Certified VIN Inspection. Click below for more information and locations.

Where can I get a VIN Verification?

Learn where to get a VIN Verification on our Emissions page under Frequently Asked Questions.