Sheriff's Office

VIN Inspections

Due to COVID-19 concerns, we are operating with limited staff and offering limited services. We highly recommend you visit the nearest DMV VIN Inspection Center for faster service.

Residents residing in unincorporated Washoe County, can request a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Inspection with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. This is an in-person inspection to verify the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of both street and off-road vehicles. VIN Inspections can be performed at the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office facility, at your residence, or at the location of the vehicle.

The team that performs VIN Inspections is available Monday through Thursday from 7:30am-4:30pm.

To request a VIN Inspection, please use the link below or call our office at (775) 328-3002.

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Unincorporated Washoe County This includes areas like Sun Valley, Spanish Springs, Cold Springs and Incline Village
City of Reno This includes areas like Stead, Damonte Ranch and Downtown Reno
City of Sparks This includes areas like Wingfield Springs and Downtown Sparks
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony This includes areas like the 2nd Street Walmart and Gold Ranch