West Warwick Police Department
1162 Main Street
West Warwick, Rhode Island 02893

(401) 821-4323
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The West Warwick Police Department adheres to the following policy regarding the examination of vehicle identification numbers (VIN checks). The vehicles must belong to a RESIDENT OF WEST WARWICK or be sold by a WEST WARWICK DEALERSHIP.  The vehicle must be brought to the West Warwick Police Department for the inspection by the owner of the vehicle or a representative from the West Warwick Dealership.  The hours for VIN verifications are:

 Monday-Friday (Excluding major holidays and weather permitting)

                                     9 A.M - 11 A.M

                                     1 P.M. - 3 P.M.

                                     4:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. (Daylight Savings Time Only)

Saturday                        9 A.M - 11 A.M.


$10 Bill

There is a $10.00 fee, payment can be made in cash, check or money order made out to The Town of West Warwick.  The motor vehicle must be present at the West Warwick Police headquarters for our inspection.  If your vehicle is model year 2000 or older (i.e. the vehicle was manufactured in model year 1999) you DO NOT not a VIN verification for registration purposes.


Paper Work needed




              Proof of residency within West Warwick- any type of mail with a West Warwick address, utility bill, RI operators license.    


          Bill of Sale- a proper bill of sale for the motor vehicle


          Title- Either the original Title or the orignal "Bill of Sale" from the dealership if the Title is held by the bank.







                   Proof of residency within West Warwick- any type of mail with a West Warwick address, utility bill, RI operators license.

                    Active registration or title- The active registration from the previous state or the title.



Park the Vehicle in the back lot against the building in the 30min parking area.  Bring all the paper work and payment to dispatch located in the front entrance of the police station.


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