New York State Inspection Sticker Renewal


All Vehicles Registered in NY Must Get a Safety Inspection

Inspection Requirements:

All vehicles that are registered in New York State must get a safety inspection at a DMV-licensed inspection station, like Honda of New Rochelle.

Every 12 months
When the ownership of the vehicle is transferred
A valid inspection sticker must be displayed on your vehicle

If your vehicle does not have a valid inspection:

You will be unable to renew your registration
You can receive a fine
You can receive a parking ticket

Most vehicles must also get an emissions inspection at the time of your safety inspection.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get my vehicle inspected?

Honda of New Rochelle!

Or at any DMV-licensed inspection station. Licensed stations display a yellow and black sign that reads, ‘Official Inspection Station.’ Motorcycle inspection stations display a blue and orange sign.

What are the fees for the inspection?

Inspection fees can be found on the Inspection Groups and Fee Chart (VS-77).

What gets checked during the inspection?

The DMV brochure, New York State Vehicle Safety/Emissions Inspection Program for Cars and Light Trucks (C-50) lists the equipment items checked during a safety inspection, and a description of the safety inspection.

I am a new resident to New York State and my current inspection is still good. Do I need a new one?

No. Your out-of-state inspection remains valid until it expires, or for one year after the vehicle is registered in New York, whichever comes first. When your out-of-state inspection expires, you must get the vehicle inspected here.

If the previous inspection was performed in a jurisdiction that does not issue an inspection sticker, you must have your vehicle inspected in New York.

The inspection sticker came off my car. What can I do?

You can attach it to the windshield again with clear tape or a small amount of clear adhesive. Remember that an inspection station must be able to remove the sticker during your next inspection.

If the sticker is not usable, you can have your vehicle re-inspected or you can order a replacement sticker using the form Request for Replacement Inspection Sticker (VS-118).  Complete the form and mail it to the address on the form.

How do I replace an inspection sticker?

You can have your vehicle re-inspected or you can order a replacement sticker using the form Request for Replacement Inspection Sticker (VS-118).  Complete the form and mail it to the address on the form.

What can I do if my New York State inspection expires while my vehicle is in another state?

Determine if an expired out-of-state inspection is a violation of law in that state. Ask the authorities if a New York State inspection extension sticker prevents a ticket for the violation. The extension allows you 10 days from the date the vehicle returns to New York State to get an inspection.

Allow 14 days for the DMV to process and mail your extension sticker. You will need it before you return your vehicle to New York.

To receive an inspection extension, send the following information

  • your name and current out-of-state mailing address
  • the year and make of your vehicle
  • the vehicle plate number
  • the inspection sticker number and expiration date

Mail the information to

NYS DMV Bureau of Consumer and Facility Services
Inspection Extension
P.O. Box 2700-ESP
Albany, NY 12220-0700

When you receive your extension sticker, do not put it on your windshield while your vehicle is out of state. Keep the sticker and the instructions in your vehicle to show to an out-of-state police officer. The sticker is not a guarantee that a police officer will not issue you a traffic ticket.

There will be no record of an inspection in the records of New York State DMV. You cannot renew the registration if there is no DMV record of an inspection within the past 12 months. If you must renew the registration before you get a New York State inspection, call  518-486-9786.

After you return your vehicle to New York State

  • write the date the vehicle returned to New York on the extension sticker
  • attach the sticker to your windshield
  • get your vehicle inspected within 10 days

For official information regarding inspection requirements from New York State DMV GO HERE .

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