Automated Vehicle Inspection Program

  • AVIP offers instant access to required inspection procedures and rejection criteria.
  • Rejection criteria can be instantly shown to a motorist.
  • Inspection Mechanics are able to immediately view previously identified vehicle component problems and failed inspections, prompting technicians to ensure proper repairs have been made. 
  • Inspection Mechanics and inspection station staff have immediate electronic access to bulletins from the DMV, and other information such as inspection-related forms.
  • Inspection stations manage their inspection sticker inventory and order inspection supplies electronically.
  • Vehicle registrations are immediately verified
  • Inspection stations have access to safety and emission Recall Notifications from the inspection tablet

AVIP Equipment

Inspection stations purchase Automated Vehicle Inspection Program (AVIP) inspection equipment from Parsons -- a ruggedized tablet OBD scan tool, wireless router (high-speed or dial-up) and a wireless printer. The ruggedized AVIP inspection tablets are equipped with a high-resolution, auto-focus camera which will make documenting troublesome vehicle issues, easy and efficient.


Training is provided to inspection stations and Inspection Mechanics at no cost, and all inspection equipment will be installed by Parsons.

Parsons operates a toll free Technical Support Hotline and employs fulltime staff located in Vermont.

The State continues to provide licensing for inspection stations and certified Inspection Mechanics free of charge.

Inspection Tablet and printer

What are the Fees?

Inspection Fees: The fee per inspection for AVIP Official Inspection Stations is $2.21. In addition, inspection stations will pay the State $6.00 per inspection sticker, which is a fee set by Vermont's Legislature.

Equipment Pricing: Official Inspection Stations must purchase AVIP inspection equipment from Parsons. The equipment purchase price is $1,624.26 plus applicable taxes. This includes the ruggedized computer tablet with all applications and updates, OBD scan tool, wireless router (high-speed or dial-up), and wireless printer with toner replacement for normal AVIP use. Equipment payment options include paying in full as a one-time expense, or stations may choose to make monthly payment over a set period of time.


If you have questions about program enrollment or purchasing equipment for the call the AVIP Technical Support Hotline at: 877-445-9486 or e-mail them

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Contact Us

Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

Monday-Friday: 7:45am-4:30pm
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