Indiana requires that vehicles purchased out of state must have a VIN inspection performed before the vehicle can be titled and registered with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). The Sheriff’s Office performs this service free of charge. If the vehicle is parked or stored within Vanderburgh County (but outside the corporate limits of Evansville), the Sheriffs’ Office will respond to your location and perform a VIN check. Simply call 911 and request a VIN check.

Alternatively, if the vehicle is operable and equipped with a valid temporary license plate or paper tag, you may bring the vehicle to the Sheriff’s Command Post for inspection. No appointment is necessary. The Sheriff’s Office will perform this service regardless of your city or county of residence.