The Unofficial PA Safety Inspection Site

This is an unofficial website with helpful links and information for technicians performing PA Vehicle Safety Inspection.  

Current Inspection Sticker Prices:

(as of July 1, 2017)
Annual: $7
Semi-Annual: $5

The PA Safety Inspection manual was updated in January 2017.  
Do you have a current copy?  Click here to view/download the current copy. 

Latest News:
  Beginning July 1, 2017 the fee for safety inspection stickers is increasing to $7 for annual stickers and $5 for semi-annual inspection. 
Click here to view the bulletin for more information. 

Heavy Trucks are now Annual Inspection!  As of February 2, 2017 all Motor Carrier Vehicles and combinations with a GVWR greater than 17,000 pounds (except farm vehicles) will be inspected annually instead of semi-annually.  
Click here to view the PennDOT bulletin that answers frequently asked questions about this change.

Warning:  Do Not Let Your State Inspection License Expire! 

Online recertification testing is now required.  You can begin your recertification 180 days from when your license expires. 
If you have not yet received your notice from PennDOT and feel you should have, please call 717-787-2895.  If an inspector does not complete the recertification testing prior to expiration they will need to retake the entire 12 hour inspector course.  Click here for more information.   !Take your recertification test early, do not wait until the end of the 180 days!

PennDOT has added a new definition.  Do you know what an "Autocycle" is?  Click here for more information. 


LEGISLATION ALERT!! - Have you heard about the PA Senate Bill 353 and House Bill 811 that stands to change PA Emissions and Safety inspection requirements for newer vehicles?

 Click here to view the specifics of 2015/16 Senate Bill 353. 




I hope you found our free Pennsylvania Safety Inspection information helpful to you! 

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