VIN Checks are a service offered to the public by the Sterling Police Department. A citizen may purchase a car out of state, or from an individual, and before licensure can take place, a VIN certificate is needed, signed by a certified inspector. The SPD has several officers certified to perform such a service.
Checks are available at the SPD on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 7- 9 AM, excluding holidays. If possible, please bring your vehicle to the police department; however, officers may be able to travel to an in-city location for the inspection. Inspection certificates or slips are available at the SPD if needed. For a VIN Inspection, please inquire at the Reception window of the Sterling Police Department located in Centennial Square at 421 N. 4th Street, Sterling. If the above days and times do not work for you, Logan County Sheriff Department also offers VIN checks. Call (970) 522-3512 and select option 1 to request one.
There is no charge for a “regular” VIN check; however, if you should require a Certified VIN check, a fee of $20.00 is needed. You can pay the $20.00 fee at our lobby window Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm and an appointment will be set up with our certified VIN inspectors. A certified VIN is done on bonded vehicles or salvage titles, or on kits or homemade vehicles, for example. A certified VIN may be needed because the DMV has requested one per state statute.