Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Verification

What you need to know about getting a VIN Verification.

When a VIN Verification is Required

  • Abandoned vehicles.
  • US government vehicles.
  • Antique vehicles.
  • Vehicles from a Foreign Country (i.e. Canada).
  • Vehicles coming from a State that only requires a title for vehicle 10 years and newer.
  • Vehicles that are registered in New Hampshire, but the new owner does not have the previous registration.
  • Homemade trailers that weigh less than 3,000 lbs.

A VIN Verification may also be required if there is a discrepancy between the VIN in the DMV records and the VIN provided by the customer.

Who Can Verify a VIN

A VIN Verification form (TDMV 19A) may only be completed by a New Hampshire authorized inspection station, a New Hampshire authorized vehicle dealer or a New Hampshire law enforcement officer. There is no fee owed to the DMV when turning in this form; however, the authorized agent may require a fee at the time of verification.