Coordinating Registration and Inspection

Apr 30, 2018 | Member News

As a reminder, annually inspected vehicles are not required to have the expiration of the safety and emissions inspection stickers coordinated with the vehicle’s registration expiration.

 

Inspection expirations for motorcycles, vehicles with a temporary plate and semi-annual inspections were not affected by this change.

 

Inspection personnel should use the guidelines below to determine the proper inspection expirations for annually inspected vehicles (safety or emissions):

 
 

  1. If there is no valid inspection sticker on the vehicle at the time of inspection, the inspecting mechanic should assign an inspection sticker valid for one year from the month of inspection.

For example: If an inspection is performed on a vehicle in April 2018, and there is no valid inspection sticker on the vehicle, the new inspection expiration will be April 2019.

 
 

  1. If the inspection sticker on the vehicle expires more than 90 days from the date of inspection, the inspecting mechanic should assign an inspection sticker valid for one year from the month of inspection.

For example: If an inspection is performed on a vehicle in April 2018, and the inspection sticker currently on the vehicle expires in July 2018, the new inspection expiration will be April 2019.

 
 

  1. If the inspection sticker on the vehicle expires less than 90 days from the date of inspection, the inspecting mechanic should assign an inspection sticker that is valid for one year from the expiration month of the current sticker.

For example: If an inspection is performed on a vehicle in April 2018, and the inspection sticker currently on the vehicle expires in June 2018, the new inspection expiration will be June 2019.

 

Refer to Chart 1 at http://www.dmv.pa.gov/VEHICLE-SERVICES/Inspection-Information/Safety-Inspection-Program/All-Station-Owner-and-Mechanic/Pages/Safety-Inspection-Bulletins.aspx if a vehicle owner requests that their inspection expiration coincide with their registration expiration.

 

Courtesy of PAA Service Bulletin No. 4, 4/24/2018