Obtaining VIN and HIN Checks

How do I obtain a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) check or a Hull Identification Number (HIN) check for my watercraft?

VIN/HIN checks can be scheduled by calling the Sheriff’s Department at (260) 636-2182 and an Officer will normally arrive within 24 to 48 hours unless we have to call first.

Have in your possession the proper paperwork for the vehicle or watercraft to be checked, including the blank affidavit issued by the License Branch for the officer to complete.