Law Enforcement Identification Number Inspections (VIN Inspection) 

**Effective January 31st, 2022 - the City of Odessa will temporarily discontinue VIN inspections due to staff retirement. We anticipate resuming VIN inspection in the future. Please continue to check our website for the announcement regarding this service. Thank you for your patience and understanding**

Odessa Police Department maintains Auto-Theft Detectives who are certified through the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) to complete Law Enforcement Identification Number Inspections. 

These Detectives utilize several methods to locate VIN numbers on a vehicle which are provided by the vehicle or trailer manufacturer. 

Individuals who are wishing to schedule a Law Enforcement Identification Number (aka VIN Inspection) Inspection can make their appointment. Click the link to the right to be directed to our online scheduling portal. The schedule is on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are cancellations from time to time, citizens are encouraged to check the schedule frequently if they wish to obtain an earlier date for inspection. 

Items to bring for an inspection (if available): 
- Vehicle title or other documentation, i.e., bill of sale, insurance, purchase paperwork, etc. 
- A valid drivers license 
- $40.00 for the service - Cash, Check, Money Order, Credit Card/Debit Card (American Express is not accepted, all other types are accepted)

Check-In with the Auto Theft Detective at 3rd / Lincoln, payment is then collected in the lobby of the Police Department which is a short walk down the sidewalk from the inspection location. 

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