While the exact location and surrounding items vary by card or registration type, the VIN number is normally in the upper-left portion of a Department of Motor Vehicles registration, according to Toyota. VIN numbers also normally appear on auto insurance cards and somewhere on the vehicle.
On a car insurance card, the VIN number often appears on the right-hand side next to information about the car make and model, according to Toyota. The driver's side dashboard and the driver's side door jamb are common vehicle locations for the VIN, reports CarMD. On the car, the VIN appears as a 17-character number, often with a bar code above it.