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Safety Inspection Bulletins

2022

Inspection Expiration Charts, January 2022


2021

Enhanced Bulletin R21-01, December 2021

  • Conversion of a Truck/Tractor to a Motor Home<
  • Certificate of Inspection

Safety Bulletin BI21-03, September 2021 

  •  New Campaign Inspection Stickers
  • Online Inspection Sticker Orders
  • Ordering Inspection Stickers by Mail
  • Emissions Inspection Sticker Numbers

Safety Bulletin BI21-02, May 2021

  •  Fee Adjustment for Certificates of Inspection

Safety Bulletin BI21-01, March 2021

  • Fog Lamp and High Beam Use
  • Headlight Aiming
  • New Inspector ID Numbers

 

2020

Product Expiration Dates Update, May 2020

Product Expiration Dates Update, March 2020

PennDOT Information Update 20-06, March 2020

Safety Bulletin BI 20-01, September 2020

  • New Campaign Inspection Stickers
  • Online Inspection Sticker Orders
  • Ordering Inspection Stickers by Mail
  • Emissions Inspection Sticker Serial Numbers

 

2019 

Safety Bulletin BI 19-08, December 2019

  • Rust within the Regulations
  • Beneath the Vehicle Inspection
  • Station Online Access

Safety Bulletin BI 19-07, November 2019

 

  • Certified Inspection Mechanics
  • Certificate of Inspection
  • Tire Indentations/Undulations

 

Safety Bulletin BI 19-06, September 2019

 

  • Online Inspection Sticker Ordering
  • Inspection Sticker Serial Number
  • Ordering Inspection Stickers by Mail

 

Safety Bulletin BI 19-05, July 2019

 

  • Adequate Exhaust Systems on Large Vehicles

 

Safety Bulletin BI 19-04, June 2019

 

  • Inspection Station Burglaries

 

Safety Bulletin BI 19-03, May 2019

 

  • Fee Adjustment for Certificates of Inspections

 

Safety Bulletin BI 19-02, April 2019

  • Station Online Access
  • Headlight Aiming
  • Bulletins
  • Speakers Calendar

 

2018 

Safety Bulletin BI 18-04, December 2018

 

  • Electronic Apportioned Cab Cards

 

Safety Bulletin BI 18-02, August 2018

 

  • Ordering Stickers Online
  • Sticker Audit Information
  • Ordering Inspection Stickers

 

Safety Bulletin BI 18-01, March 2018

  • Policy Statement on LED Lighting
  • Sticker Security
  • Pulsating Stop Lamps

School and Instructor Bulletin 17-01, February 2018

 

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

 

2016

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

 

2014

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

Safety Bulletin BI 14-3, June 2014

  • Update: Price Adjustment for Certificates of Inspection

Safety Bulletin BI 14-2, April 2014

  • 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

 

2013

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

 

2012

Safety Bulletin BI12-2, August 2012

  • Enrollment Required for Emissions and/or E-Safety Stations
  • Ordering Inspection Stickers
  • Emissions Message on Vehicle Registration Credentials

Safety Bulletin EB12-1, July 2012

  • 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

 

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

Safety Bulletin BI11-1, May 2011

  • Fog Lights And Auxiliary Driving Lights
  • Rust
  • Rusted/Pitted Brake Rotors
  • Coordination of Registration and Inspection
  • Reporting Station Changes
  • License Plate Reissuance 

 

2010

Safety Bulletin BI10-1, May 2010

  • Partially peeling inspection stickers
  • Motorcycle handlebars
  • Motorcycle inspection periods
  • Penalties for bad checks
  • Signing inspection sticker requisitions
  • Reporting station changes
  • Inspection regulations available online

 

2009

Safety Bulletin BI09-3, April 2009

  • Delivery of Inspection Stickers

Safety Bulletin BI09-2, March 2009

  • 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

 

2008

Safety Bulletin BI08-3, August 2008

  • Issuance of "bi" annual inside inspection stickers
  • Ordering Inspection Stickers
  • PennDOT’s e-SAFETY Program

Safety Bulletin BI08-2, May 2008

  • Changes in inspection sticker ordering procedures

Safety Bulletin BI08-1, March 2008

  • Changes Affecting Stations
  • Semi-Annual Inspection for Vehicles with Combination Weights
  • Safety Inspection Record Keeping
  • Inspection Mechanic Renewal Applications
  • PennDOT’s e-SAFETY Program

 

2007

Safety Bulletin BI07-3,  December 2007

  • School Bus Exhaust Systems
  • Automatic Brake Adjuster Advisory

 

2006

Safety Bulletin BI06-1,  April 2006

  • Update regarding the establishment of enhanced inspection
  • Stations to conduct inspection of reconstructed vehicles

 

2005

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

 

2004

Special Safety Bulletin EB04-3,  October 2004

  • 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

 

2003

Special Safety Bulletin BI03-1,  May 2003

  • Planned changes in the emissions and safety inspection programs

 

2002

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)

 

2001

Safety Bulletin BI01-5,  October 2001

  • Ignition interlock devices 

Safety Bulletin BI01-1,  March 2001

  • Reconstructed and specially constructed vehicles