DMV: Inspection FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions on Inspections
 
  • What vehicles are required to be inspected in the State of Connecticut?

    A complete list of vehicles requiring inspection in the State of Connecticut can be found under Inspections Performed at DMV.

  • If my vehicle requires an inspection, where do I need to go?

    A complete listing of locations for vehicles requiring any type of inspection can be found under Inspections Performed at DMV.

  • Does my 10-year-old or older vehicle require an inspection?

    No, only the following types of vehicles are subject to an inspection:

    -  Commercial Vehicles over 18,000 lbs. gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). 
    Imported Vehicles (Grey Market)
    -  Trailers over 10,000 lbs. 

    Additional information on inspection requirements can be found under Inspections Performed at DMV.


  • Does my out of state vehicle require an inspection?

    No, however, your out of state vehicle requires a vehicle identification number (VIN) verification. This can be done at a VIN Verification Inspection Station
    However, the following list of vehicles being registered in Connecticut for the first time will require an inspection: 

    -  Ambulance
    Composite Vehicle (modified antique and street rod vehicles)
    -  Driver Education Vehicle
    Homemade Trailers (unless previously titled out-of-state with a vehicle identification number).
    -  
    Salvage Vehicles with a ‘Salvage’ title (Totaled, Reconstructed, Modified)
    Service Buses, School Buses and Student Transportation Vehicles
    -  Taxi
    -  Wrecker

    Additional information on the requirements for each vehicle listed above can be found under Inspections Performed at DMV.

  • Does my vehicle bought at auction require an inspection?

    No, only the following vehicles listed below are subject to an inspection:

    -  Commercial Vehicles over 18,000 lbs. gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)
    Imported Vehicles (
    Grey Market)
    -  Trailers over 10,000 lbs. gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)

    Additional information on inspection requirements can be found under Inspections Performed at DMV.

  • If I purchase an out of state vehicle  does it need to be inspected?       

    No, but it is required to have a vehicle identification number (VIN) verification.  This can be done at a VIN Verification Inspection Station.
  • If I sell a 10-year-old vehicle, does the buyer need to have the vehicle inspected?

    No, only the following vehicles are subject to an inspection:

    -  Commercial Vehicles over 18,000 lbs. gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)
    Imported Vehicles (Grey Market)

    -  Trailers over 10,000 lbs. GVWR

    Additional information on inspection requirements can be found under Inspections Performed at DMV.        

  • My vehicle is 15 years old; I took it off the road and now want to re-register the vehicle. Does it need inspection? 

    No.





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