Out of State Vehicle Inspections
Since August of 1983, legislation has mandated that all vehicles brought into Nebraska with a title from another state, be inspected by the sheriff of any county in the state. This was done to ensure that title laundering, stolen vehicles, vehicles with stolen parts, or vehicles with odometers that had been tampered with could not obtain a Nebraska title. The law has been very effective in addressing these issues.
The inspection, which takes about 15 minutes, consists of an inspection of the VIN plate, manufacturer’s federal sticker, odometer reading, and the title itself with supporting documentation (Nebraska sales tax form, power of attorney, bill of sale, estate papers, affidavits of repossession, etc.). Salvage vehicles must be completely repaired. The inspections for the general public are completed at the Vehicle Inspection office. For an inspection you must bring the vehicle, the title, and the $10.00 fee (cash or check from a local bank) to the Vehicle Inspection office. Persons having a lien or lease on their vehicle must contact their clerk/treasurer. They must obtain the title from the lien holder or financial institution. The clerk/treasurer will then make a notarized copy for inspection purposes.
For vehicles that require inspection, but are not physically located in Nebraska, the State Police in the state where the vehicle is located may perform the inspection, but they must use Nebraska Vehicle Inspection Form (NSP455). These forms may be obtained at the Nebraska State Patrol Office located at 300 West South River Road, North Platte, NE, phone number 308-535-8047.
After the inspection form has been completed, it must be sent to the address below, along with the required $10.00 fee, for approval:
Nebraska State Patrol
Auto Fraud Division
3800 NW 12th Street
Lincoln, NE 68521
Once the vehicle has passed inspection, a completed and signed inspection form will be given to you. This form must be presented to the Red Willow County Sheriff Office along with the Application for Certificate of Title.
The inspection expires ninety (90) days after the date of the inspection. If the form expires prior to your application for title, you will need to return to the Sheriff’s Office for re-inspection of the vehicle.
Location: The Red Willow County Sheriff’s Office performs inspections at the Sheriff’s Office which is conveniently located at 516 Norris Avenue, next to the Red Willow County Court House.
Hours: The Sheriff’s Office is open Monday through Friday and inspections are done from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. The Red Willow County Sheriff’s Office is closed on all federal holidays. Offsite inspections are available by appointment. These appointments may be arranged by calling 308-345-1850.