Yes they are still doing this, and no vin check form needs to be completed by local law enforcement for bikes under 500cc.
I'll be going this route with one of my Nighthawks. I thought it was good to know for the 450 crowd too. Just download forms, follow instructions, make a phone call if you have a question, and send your forms in with a check for the fees and taxes.
92 CB250 Nighthawk - partsbike
93 CB250 Nighthawk - partsbike
92 CB250 Nighthawk - project
78 CB400T - partsbike
81 CM400C - Project, on the road
73 CB750K3 - Long term project