VIN Verifications

VIN Verification

Performed by Appointment Only Please call 970-264-8350 to Schedule

 A VIN verification is required before registering a vehicle in Archuleta County when the vehicle:

  • has an out-of-state title,
  • was purchased outside of Colorado,
  • was transferred on a Purged Bill of Sale, or
  • requires a correction to the description on the title.                                                                                                                         

The Clerk’s Office will be performing VIN Verifications from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday. There will be designated parking behind the courthouse.  Due to safety concerns VIN Verifications will not be performed in front of the courthouse.  The fee for this service is $20.00.  

In Case of Inclement Weather Please Contact the County Information Line at 

970-264-8550 for Updated Hours of Operation.

Certified VIN Inspections 

A certified VIN verification must be performed by the Colorado State Patrol.

Follow this link to schedule an appointment:  Colorado State Patrol



Contact Us

  1. Chief Deputy Clerk & Recorder 

    Cheree Henderson

    Motor Vehicle Clerk

    Jeff Stuckwish

    Motor Vheicle Clerk

    Eleanor Lucero

    449 San Juan St.
    P.O. Box 2589
    Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

    Ph: 970-264-8350
    Fax: 970-264-8357


    Monday - Thursday
    7:00 am - 5:00 pm

    VIN Verifications

    Monday through Thursday  
    (By Appointment Only)
    7:00 am - 5:00 pm    

    Colorado Department of Revenue

    Public # 303-205-5608