Helpful guidelines

Is there a grace period for car inspection in MA?

Is there a grace period for car inspection in MA?

People who purchased a new vehicle and registered it on or after March 23 will have until April 30 to get an inspection. Any driver whose vehicle failed inspection and was in the middle of 60-day retest window will also be afforded one extra day for each day the Applus inspection system has been down.

Do cars need to be inspected in MA?

All vehicles registered in Massachusetts must pass a yearly vehicle inspection.

Is there a grace period for car inspection in MA 2021?

The RMV is allowing a grace period for certain expired motor vehicle inspections. Motor vehicles with expired inspection stickers from March 2021 (“3” sticker on windshield) and April 2021 (“4” sticker on windshield) are extended until May 31, 2021, to obtain an inspection.

What is needed for Ma car inspection?

Once your vehicle has passed the visual inspection, you will need to provide:

  • A current (and active) registration document with a valid vehicle identification number (VIN) that matches the one found on the left front side of the dashboard; and.
  • The $35 inspection fee.

Can you get an inspection sticker in MA right now?

The requirements are outlined below and include an extension which now allows vehicle owners with expired March 2021 and April 2021 inspections stickers to have through May 31, 2021 to obtain inspections.

Is inspection back in Massachusetts?

Vehicles newly purchased or registered on or after Tuesday, March 23, 2021, should be granted until April 30, 2021, to obtain an inspection. Newly purchased vehicles must typically be inspected within seven (7) days of registration.

What happens if I don’t get my car inspected within 7 days Massachusetts?

The Massachusetts Failed Inspection Law allows you to void or cancel a motor vehicle contract or sale if your vehicle fails to pass inspection within 7 days from the date of sale and if the estimated costs of repairs or safety related defects exceeds 10% of the purchase price.

What will fail a car inspection in MA?

4 Common Reasons to Fail a Massachusetts Car Inspection

  • 1 – Missing Car Components. If your car is missing certain components, then you will fail the inspection.
  • 2 – Check Engine Light Active.
  • 3 – Damaged Windshield.
  • 4 – Non-compliant Modifications.

Is Ma inspection back up?

Inspections will resume at most inspection stations at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Some inspection stations are experiencing more complex technological issues, and Applus will continue to work to resolve these issues so that inspection services can be restored as soon as possible.

How much is the fine for an expired inspection sticker in Massachusetts?

Driving a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker in Massachusetts is subject to a fine of $50. An expired inspection sticker violation is also a “surchargeable” event that adds “points” to a driver’s Safe Driver Insurance Plan (SDIP) rating.

How old does a car have to be to not need inspection in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts’ law allows state officials responsible for the emissions program to exempt vehicles that are 15 years old before the year in which their inspection occurs. State implementing regulations provide an exemption for vehicles that are 1983 models or older.