What is a VIN, HIN, or serial number and where can I find it if I do not have the vehicle or vessel?
Please note: Vehicle includes motor vehicles, ORVs, and snowmobiles. Vessel includes watercraft.
The VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) is a unique number assigned to a motor vehicle or ORV. On 1981 and newer cars and light trucks, it is 17-characters. The HIN (Hull Identification Number) is a unique number assigned to a vessel. A serial number is a unique number assigned to a snowmobile. The VIN, HIN, or serial number can be found on the vehicle or vessel's title, registration, or certificate of insurance. They may also be on other documents such as your purchase records, warranty information, or the window sticker. Your insurance company may also have a record of the VIN, HIN, or serial number.
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