Starting June 15, Mesa County residents who need a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) inspection should stop by the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder's office, 200 S. Spruce St., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Under state law, VIN inspections are to be handled by the Clerk and Recorder, law enforcement or Colorado dealers. Years ago, when civilian staff manned the Mesa County Sheriff's Office 24 hours a day, they began helping with VIN inspections after regular business hours.
The Sheriff's Office will continue doing VIN inspections on vehicles that are not drivable. To arrange an on-site inspection, call non-emergency dispatch at (970) 242-6707.
All other VIN inspections will be conducted by the Clerk and Recorder's Office during normal business hours or by Colorado dealers. Certified VIN inspections are still handled by Colorado State Patrol.
"The number of VIN inspections done by Sheriff's Office staff is minimal," Sheriff Matt Lewis, said. "We do not expect this change to increase the workload at the Clerk's Office in any significant way. This move is primarily about efficiency in practice and should cause little to no inconvenience to citizens."
For more information about VIN inspections, call the Clerk and Recorder at (970) 244-1664 or visit http://clerk.mesacounty.us.