Questions & Answers

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Q.  How do I have a VIN checked?
A.  The Rhode Island DMV requires a VIN check for all transactions involving an Out-of-State title/vehicle being registered in Rhode Island. The police department will conduct this check at anytime for residents of Jamestown. Please bring the vehicle, title, bill of sale and registration with you. You must also bring proof of residency with you in order to have your VIN Check completed. There is $10 fee. No appointment is necessary.

Q. How do I pay a parking ticket?
A. Parking tickets may be paid at the police station, 250 Conanicus Avenue, Jamestown RI 02835, or online at

Q. How do I appeal a parking ticket?
A. Please visit our parking tickets page for further information.

Q.  How do I get a criminal background check?
A.  The Jamestown Police Department conducts criminal background checks for Jamestown Residents only. Please visit our Criminal Background Checks page for further information.

Q.  How do I obtain a yard sale permit?
A. Yard sale permits are issued by the Town Clerks Office at Town Hall.

Q. How do I have my child safety seat installed or inspected?
A. Cpt. Angela Deneault, Lt. Karen Catlow, and Off. Chad Specht  are certified to inspect and/or install car seats. You may contact them at 423-1212 to make an appointment.

Q. How can I dispose of old expired medications?
A.  The Jamestown Police Department offers a free and anonymous prescription drug drop box inside the front entrance of the police station. Residents may dispose of expired or unwanted medication simply by depositing it in this box.