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Pennsylvania’s Vehicle Inspection Program
Learn What’s Required In Your County
Safe vehicles and clean air are our goals. The vehicle inspection program is a part of a statewide plan to keep the public safe and the air clean for future generations, while helping to extend the life of consumers’ vehicles.
Electronic Proof Of Insurance
For inspection purposes, no hard copy proof of insurance will be necessary and stations should accept the information electronically, when provided in lieu of a paper financial responsibility card.
Inspection Sticker Updates
On July 1, 2014, annual safety inspection stickers purchase price increased from $2.00 to $5.00 and semi-annual stickers increased from $1.00 to $3.00.
Station Appointment Process
PennDOT’s appointment process follows for:
1. New stations and enhanced safety stations
2. Change in station ownership
3. Change in station authority
5. Suspended stations coming back from suspension over two months
6. Enhanced safety station renewals
Enhanced Inspection Process
When conducting an enhanced inspection for Specially Constructed, Street Rod, Reconstructed, Flood, Recovered Theft, Modified, Collectible, or a vehicle coming in from another State or Jurisdiction, for purposes of titling and registering the vehicle, be sure to check the clarity in the photographs submitted, and ensure adequate details are provided on the actual inspection process.
Emission Inspection Guidelines
Electric And Hybrid Vehicle Emission Inspections
Electric and Hybrid vehicle technologies and configurations change with each new model year. That said, you may have questions about a new vehicle, and whether or not that vehicle requires an emission inspection, if registered in one of the 25 emission testing required counties.
Where and How To Get Vehicle Inspection Regulations
Regulation manuals are available for sale exclusively through PennDOT’s Sales Store. The Vehicle Inspection Division no longer fills orders for these manuals.
Adding Or Deleting Technicians On Your Station’s Emission Analyzer
Monthly ACH Billing – Important Facts
Emission and e-Safety invoices are usually posted to your online account by the end of the first normal business day each month. If that day is a holiday, they will be posted by the end of the next business day.
Emission Testing For Vehicles With A GVWR Over 8500 Pounds
Vehicles registered in the four county (Allegheny, Beaver, Washington, Westmoreland) Pittsburgh area, or the five county (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia) Philadelphia area with a GVWR between 8501 and 9000 pounds should receive a Two-Speed Idle (TSI) tailpipe test which includes a gas cap and visual anti-tampering check.
Ordering Inspection Stickers:
On September 17, 2014, the Department began issuing the new 2015-16 safety and emissions inspection stickers.
Emission Inspectors With Expired License
Once an inspector’s license has expired, they will automatically lose the ability to perform emission inspections.
Contact the Inspection Station Operator Hotline 888-265-5909
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