Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office temporarily suspending VIN inspections for trailers due to limited access 


Effective immediately, the Archuleta County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) will temporality suspend VIN inspections for trailers due to the construction of the Archuleta County Transit Facility. 

Construction on the transit facility, which began on April 15, required relocation of the current parking lot. The limitations caused by these necessary changes forced the removal of proper turnaround space, causing the pull-in and pull-out process for trailers inaccessible until the completion of the facility.

Both the ACSO and the Archuleta County clerk will work together to ensure all vehicles and trailers can still receive VIN inspection.

The ACSO will remain open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon for passenger vehicle VIN inspections only.

The clerk’s office will perform VIN inspections Monday through Thursday from 7 to 11 a.m, by appointment only. Please call (970) 264-8350 to schedule an appointment for inspection of either trailer and/or passenger vehicles.

For appointments made with the clerk’s office, for safety reasons, VIN verifications will not be performed in front of the courthouse. Please drive to the back of the old courthouse, 449 San Juan St. 

Inspections scheduled with the ACSO will be performed in the temporary lot east of the ACSO located at 85 Harman Park Drive. The fee for any inspection, regardless of location, is $20.  

The transit facility has an expected completion date of early 2025. The County wishes to thank residents for their patience in this matter.