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Safety Inspection Program

Pennsylvania requires vehicle safety inspections to ensure that vehicles are maintained for safe operation. Safety Inspections can prevent vehicle failure on the highways and crashes that may result in injuries or death.

Vehicle safety inspections are performed at official PennDOT Inspection Stations (usually a repair garage or a service station with a repair shop). Inspection fees are posted at official inspection stations. These fees do not include repairs to correct vehicle defects.

Click on any of the links below to find information about vehicle safety inspections and other related information. 

All station owner and mechanic information can be found in the Business Partner Information Center.

To download a specific chapter of Pub 45 (PDF) go to Forms and Publications.  In the "Document Type" section select "Publications" and in the "Topic" area select "Inspections."  The manual will display in a chapter by chapter format.