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The DMV may require that you get a VIN verification for certain vehicles & certain situations. If for instance you have an out-of-state vehicle, the DMV requires that you have your vehicle verified by a DMV employee, a CHP officer or a licensed mobile VIN verifier. It is important to note that a VIN verification is NOT a Carfax report, nor is it a NMVTIS report(National Motor Vehicle Title Information System) - both of the aforementioned reports detail vehicle history or the title/brand status of a vehicle; these reports are more for a consumer that is interested in confirming the history of a vehicle. A VIN verification is NOT a history report, but rather an inspection of the year, make, model, body type model (body configuration), GVRW (gross vehicle weight), mileage, whether or not the Federal Certification Label is present, an emissions label and, above all and most importantly the VIN and where it is attached to.

Types of vehicles or scenarios that would require a VIN Verification:

  • Foreign or out of state vehicle.
  • Vehicle that has fallen off of the DMV's database (no DMV record).
  • Vehicle that has had its body's configuration changed requiring a new BTM (body type model).

What’s needed to do a VIN verification:

  • The vehicle: this is because it is a PHYSICAL inspection.
  • Supporting documents, such as title, bill of sale, or registration: Although not an absolute necessity supporting documents help verify the vehicle.
  • Form REG 31 - This is the form that a DMV employee or a licensed mobile VIN verifier will complete for you. This form is available for you at the DMV or printable online, however, most licensed mobile VIN verifiers have this form already, so you won't need to bring or have the form with you.

It is important to clarify that neither the DMV nor the CHP charges a fee for a VIN verification. However, neither the DMV nor the CHP travels to you where your vehicle is at or at the time that you want like a licensed mobile VIN verifier can. We have traveled as far as 200 miles to do a VIN verification. With the DMV & the CHP you will have to take your vehicle in yourself to get the VIN verification done, and for some owners this is either very difficult or impossible. So if your vehicle is inoperable, you will either have to trailer or tow the car in; and if you are a very busy person that cannot make time to take the vehicle in, you will have difficulties as well, especially because the CHP does most of their inspections by appointment only and the DMV is sometimes too busy to conduct the VIN verification right away.

The cost:

  • On-site (in our office): $25
  • Off-site (mobile – we come to you): $50 – Is usually within 10 miles. For distances further than 5 miles the price will increase but is negotiable.

These are vehicles that a licensed mobile VIN Verifier cannot process for you. These restrictions do NOT apply to the CHP officer nor the DMV employee. It is important to know this because if you contract a mobile VIN verifier it is possible that his or her verification will not be useful to you and you would've wasted money. Here is the list of vehicles that we cannot verify:

  • Salvage or junked vehiclse cannot be verified by anyone other than a CHP officer or the DMV itself. Even if the vehicle has already been branded "salvage" previously by California DMV or by another state DMV, it will need to be taken directly to the CHP or DMV.
  • Motorcycles with no supporting documents and that is doing a change of engine.

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Here are a few pictures of a few of my customer's vehicles:

Here's a few photos of some of the vehicles, trailers & motorcycles I have verified:

Here's a few photos of some of the vehicles, trailers & motorcycles I have verified:

  • This is a 1952 Packard that I verified for a customer in Moreno Valley, CA
    This is a 1952 Packard that I verified for a customer in Moreno Valley, CA
  • This was an out of state permanent trailer that I verified for a cable company
    This was an out of state permanent trailer that I verified for a cable company
  • This is a trailer that I verified straight from the manufacturer Zieman
    This is a trailer that I verified straight from the manufacturer Zieman
  • I forget the exact year of this one.. but this is a rare 196x Impala
    I forget the exact year of this one.. but this is a rare 196x Impala
  • This customer is in
    This customer is in "LUV" with his car.. he got a great deal on it.. and the truck was in great condition.. no rust!
  • This big truck belongs to the same cable company I verified a trailer for
    This big truck belongs to the same cable company I verified a trailer for
  • This is a 2013 Cadillac Escalade that was converted into a limo... it's amazing what they did to this car
    This is a 2013 Cadillac Escalade that was converted into a limo... it's amazing what they did to this car
  • This is an out of state classic auto that I verified for a customer out in La Verne, CA
    This is an out of state classic auto that I verified for a customer out in La Verne, CA
  • 1965 Cadillac Couple De Ville for the same customer out in Moreno Valley, CA
    1965 Cadillac Couple De Ville for the same customer out in Moreno Valley, CA
  • I forget the year of this one, but these customers had a real hard time registering this one, but at last, the final step, a VIN verification was needed to register this out of state rat rod
    I forget the year of this one, but these customers had a real hard time registering this one, but at last, the final step, a VIN verification was needed to register this out of state rat rod
  • This was my latest
    This was my latest "classic auto" VIN verification - this one was verified out in Moreno Valley, CA. Customer got this car in good condition - no major rust issues.
  • Another permanent trailer straight from the manufacturer.. 2013 Zieman Trailer
    Another permanent trailer straight from the manufacturer.. 2013 Zieman Trailer
  • Ferrari that I have verified a few months back in Moreno Valley, CA. This is as exotic as it has gotten for me.
    Ferrari that I have verified a few months back in Moreno Valley, CA. This is as exotic as it has gotten for me.