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Safety Inspection Bulletins

Inspection Expiration Charts, January 2017

Safety Bulletin BI 17-03, August 2017

  • Ordering Inspection Stickers
  • Tracking Inspection Sticker Orders
  • Inspection Sticker Fees
  • Headlight Aiming

Safety Bulletin BI 17-02, April 2017

  • Fee Adjustment for Certificates of Inspection

Safety Bulletin BI 17-01, February 2017

  • Elimination of Semiannual Inspections of Heavy Trucks

Safety Bulletin BI 16-08, December 2016

  • Elimination of Registration Stickers
  • Online Registration RenewaL Process

Safety Bulletin BI 16-07, December 2016

  • Removal of Safety Inspector Recertification Exemption
  • Inspector Appeals in Court of Common Pleas
  • Inclusion of Monetary Penalties
  • Removal of Semiannual Inspections of Heavy Trucks

Safety Bulletin BI 16-06, August 2016

  • Issuance of “Bi” Annual Inside Inspection Stickers
  • Ordering Inspection Stickers
  • Tracking Inspection Sticker Orders
  • Inspection Sticker Fees

Safety Bulletin BI 16-05, July 2016

  • Inspections for Autocycles

Safety Bulletin BI 16-04, June 2016

  • Process to Secure New Safety Inspector Credentials
  • Enhanced Vehicle Safety Inspections
  • Tire Stretching

Safety Bulletin BI 16-03, May 2016

  • Safety Inspection Recertification Deployment

Safety Bulletin BI 16-02, February 2016

  • Elimination of Registration Stickers

Safety Bulletin BI 16-01, January 2016

  • Announcement: Safety Inspector Recertification

Safety Bulletin BI 15-03, September 2015

  • Ordering Inspection Stickers/Fees

Safety Bulletin BI 15-02, May 2015

  • Announcement: Fee Adjustment for Certificates of Inspection
Safety Bulletin BI 15-1, April 2015
  • Announcement: Inspector Credentials
  • Clarification: Modified Vehicle Titling Procedure

Safety Bulletin BI 14-6, December 2014

  • Inspection Sticker pick-up (delivery) at the Riverfront Office Center dealer counter 
Safety Bulletin BI 14-5, November 2014
  • Update: Discontinuance of Dealer Counter Service for Processing Certificates of Inspection Orders 
Safety Bulletin BI 14-4, September 2014
  • Update: Ordering Inspection Stickers
  • Update: Vehicle Equipment and Safety Regulations
  • Update: Price Adjustment for Certificates of Inspection
  • Update: Vehicle Equipment and Inspection Regulations Manual
  • Update: Vehicle Emissions Regulations Manual
  • Update: Proof of Insurance
Safety Bulletin BI 14-1, February 2014
  • Update: Fuel Types
  • Update: Vehicle Equipment and Safety Regulations
  • Update: New Appointment Process
  • Update: Enhanced Inspection Process
  • Update: Emission Testing for Vehicles with a GVWR Over 8500 Pounds
  • Update: Salvage Certificates on Theft Vehicles
Safety Bulletin BI 13-2, October 2013
Information pertaining to Chapter 175 of the Vehicle Equipment and Inspection Manual, including sub-chapters:
  1. General Provisions
  2. Official Inspection Station Requirements
  3. Certificate of Inspection
  4. Schedule of Penalties and Suspensions
  5. Passenger Cars and Light Trucks
  6. Medium and Heavy Trucks, Buses and School Buses
  7. Recreational, Semi and Utility Trailers
  8. Motorcycles
  9. Motor-Driven Cycles and Motorized Pedacycles
  10. Street Rods, Specially Constructed and Reconstructed
Other Topics:
  • Headlight Aiming
  • Record Keeping
  • Odometer Repair and Replacement 
Safety Bulletin BI 13-1, September 2013
  • Update: Ordering Inspection Stickers
  • Update: Illegible License Plates
  • Update: Use And Display Of Illuminated Signs
  • Update: County Of Residence For Emissions Testing
  • Update: Blue Dot Illumination
  • Update: Vehicle Inspection Personnel Changes
Safety Bulletin BI12-2, August 2012
  • Enrollment Required for Emissions and/or E-Safety Stations
  • Ordering Inspection Stickers
  • Emissions Message on Vehicle Registration Credentials
  • New Program Manager For Emissions Inspection and e-Safety Programs 
Safety Bulletin BI12-1, February 2012
  • Change to Definition of Motorcycle ACT 129 of 2011
Safety Bulletin BI11-4, December 2011
  • Low Speed Vehicles
  • License Plate Reissuance
Safety Bulletin BI11-3, September 2011
  • PennDOT offers free replacement Driver License and Motor Vehicle products and extensions to flood victims
  • Fog Lights And Auxiliary Driving Lights
  • Rust
  • Rusted/Pitted Brake Rotors
  • Coordination of Registration and Inspection
  • Reporting Station Changes
  • License Plate Reissuance 
  • Partially peeling inspection stickers
  • Motorcycle handlebars
  • Motorcycle inspection periods
  • Penalties for bad checks
  • Signing inspection sticker requisitions
  • Reporting station changes
  • Inspection regulations available online
  • Delivery of Inspection Stickers
  • Illegible License Plate Reissuance Program Q&As
  • Inspection/Registration Coordination Reminder
  • Headlight Aiming
  • Affixing Safety Inspection Stickers on Vehicles Requiring Emissions Inspection
Safety Bulletin BI09-1, January 2009
Safety Bulletin BI08-3, August 2008
  • Issuance of "bi" annual inside inspection stickers
  • Ordering Inspection Stickers
  • PennDOT’s e-SAFETY Program
  • Changes in inspection sticker ordering procedures
  • Changes Affecting Stations
  • Semi-Annual Inspection for Vehicles with Combination Weights
  • Safety Inspection Record Keeping
  • Inspection Mechanic Renewal Applications
  • PennDOT’s e-SAFETY Program
Safety Bulletin BI07-3,  December 2007
  • School Bus Exhaust Systems
  • Automatic Brake Adjuster Advisory
Safety Bulletin BI06-1,  April 2006
  • Update regarding the establishment of enhanced inspection
  • Stations to conduct inspection of reconstructed vehicles
Safety Bulletin BI05-4,  August 2005
  • Issuance of "bi" annual inside stickers
  • Ordering inspection certificates (stickers)
  • Inspection requirements for certain trailers
Safety Bulletin BI05-3,  June/July 2005
  • Inspection sticker orders through the mail
  • Authorized agents for receiving inspection stickers
  • Changes affecting an inspection station
  • MV-426 Applications 
Safety Bulletin BI05-2,  April 2005
  • Shipping and handling charges for inspection sticker orders
Safety Bulletin BI05-1,  January 2005
  • Coordination of registration and inspection no longer required
  • Changes in Street Rod inspection criteria
  • Change in inspection sticker delivery service
  • What to do if you do not receive your sticker order
  • Emissions inspection reminder
Safety Bulletin BI04-7,  October 2004
Safety Bulletin BI04-4,  June 2004
  • Insurance Law Fact Sheet
  • MV-431, MV-431S and MV-480 Inspection Record Sheets
  • Visual Anti-Tampering Inspection During Safety Inspection
  • Verification of Inspection Mechanic Licenses
Safety Bulletin BI04-3,  March 2004
  • Motorcycle Handle Bars
  • Inspection Expiration Charts
  • Expirations on the Back of Inspection Stickers
  • Planned changes in the emissions and safety inspection programs
Safety Bulletin BI02-1,  February 2002
  • New certified mechanic cards, MV-439 (11/01)
  • Telephone listings
  • New MV-426B (application for reconstructed or specially constructed vehicle)
Safety Bulletin BI01-5,  October 2001
  • Ignition interlock devices 
Safety Bulletin BI01-1,  March 2001
  • Reconstructed and specially constructed vehicles