Get a VIN/HIN Check

Vehicle Inspections

The sheriff’s office offers the service of vehicle and watercraft inspections at no charge. This inspection is required by the Bureau of Motor Vehicle when a vehicle is purchased outside the state of Indiana or if a vehicle is manufactured without a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number).

These inspections are conducted 7 days a week. VIN/HIN checks can be scheduled by calling Vigo County Central Dispatch at 812-232-3801 and tell the dispatcher that you need a VIN check. and a deputy will be sent to your home or business. Please keep in mind  higher priority calls for service will be managed first.

Have in your possession the proper paperwork for the vehicle or watercraft to be checked, including the affidavit issued by the License Branch for the deputy to complete. Need the form: