Neil Thomas is a licensed vehicle verifier for the State of California, Department of Motor Vehicles. Please call 310 827 8400 to schedule a verification. We can come to you, or you can bring the vehicle to our offices in West Los Angeles. Counties we cover are Los Angeles, San Bernadino, Riverside, and Ventura.
A Vehicle Verification is always required for:
Registration of a vehicle last registered out of state.
Re-registration of a previously “junked” or “salvaged” vehicle, unless the application contains a CHP Certificate of Inspection (CHP 97C).
Registration of a specially constructed motor vehicle or trailer.
Any vehicle for which the department does not have a record, except a new vehicle reported sold by a licensed California dealer on an Application for Registration of a New Vehicle (REG 397).
Recording an engine change, motorcycle engine case change, or change from engine number to vehicle identification number (VIN).
Assignment of an identifying VIN number by DMV.
When the VIN shown on certificates is different from the VIN shown on file. This includes vehicles being junked.
Licensed vehicle verifiers cannot do the VIN inspection for revived salvage, revived junk, specially constructed vehicles, or motorcycles with an unavailable California record (last registered in California but record no longer appears on the department’s database).