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Inspection Stations

All motor vehicles registered in Vermont must be inspected once each year at state-approved inspection stations. Any newly registered vehicle not currently inspected in Vermont must be inspected within 15 days of registration.

The fee for the inspection shall be based on the hourly rate of the official inspection station or may be a flat-rate fee. The rate must be prominently posted and displayed beside the official inspection station certificate in either instance.

Vermont statute:

23 V.S.A. § 1222. Inspection of registered vehicles


  • Inspection Station Certificate - $6.00
  • Inspection Sticker Fee - $6.00

Automotive Resources

  • ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence)
  • NARSA (National Automotive Radiator Service Association)
  • NASF (National Association for Surface Finishing)
  • NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation)
  • NATM (National Association of Trailer Manufacturers)
  • NMA (National Motorist Association)
  • NVFEL - Vehicle and Engine Emissions Testing at the National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory
  • SAA (Society of Automotive Analysts)
  • SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers)
  • USEPA - Green Vehicle Guide
  • USEPA - National Vehicle & Fuel Emissions Laboratory

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Related Forms & Information
Title Sort descending ID# Description
Application for Appointment as an Official Inspection Station
To apply as an official inspection station.
DMV Inspector Map
Map of regions served by DMV Inspectors along with contact information for each Inspector.
Periodic Inspection Manual
Vermont Periodic Inspection Manual


Can a Winnebago Travato be inspected in Vermont?


The Vermont Periodic Inspection Manual (VPIM) inspection criteria say this would be a failure. After careful consideration by the Enforcement and Safety Division, Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles, it has been determined that the vehicle should pass provided the following is true -

If the vehicle is manufactured in this manner, has a properly affixed Vehicle Emission Control Information (VECI) label, and has not been altered by the customer, it should pass inspection. The properly affixed VECI label means the vehicle meets Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and U.S. federal vehicle regulations specifying design, construction, performance, and durability requirements for motor vehicles and regulated automobile safety-related components, systems, and design features.

If an inspection mechanic is concerned about the vehicle, they should contact their regional inspector.