Inspection Stations

Inspection Station Bulletin 19-06

30 December 2019

Important criteria to note when issuing time extension waivers is that for a vehicle to be eligible for the waiver, the vehicle must not have received a time extension waiver for the preceding inspection cycle. In other words, no consecutive waivers will be issued.

Inspection Station Bulletin 19-05

30 December 2019

Updates to the Vermont Periodic Inspection Manual (PIM) were recently adopted through the Administrative Procedures Act process and will go into effect January 1, 2020

Inspection Station Bulletin 19-02

17 June 2019

In Bulletin 19-01, we discussed the revised Vermont Periodic Inspection Manual (PIM) having been adopted under the Administrative Procedures Act Rules (Effective date: July 1, 2019) and the mailing of a copy to each Vermont Inspection Station. This bulletin introduces two amendments to the PIM.

Inspection Station Bulletin 19-01

17 June 2019

The revised Vermont Periodic Inspection Manual (PIM) has been adopted under the Administrative Procedures Act process and will go into effect July 1, 2019.

AVIP Desk Mat

15 January 2019
Originally created for, and distributed, to official Vermont Inspection Stations. Includes information about the vehicle inspection process.

Suspension Procedures: Official Inspection Stations

The designation by the Commissioner of an inspection station in Vermont may be rescinded for cause subject to the following procedures.
A motor vehicle inspector shall, after completion of an investigation, submit a report to the Chief Inspector for review. The Chief Inspector shall recommend, based on the facts presented in the investigation report, the following:

1. If there is sufficient cause to rescind the designation.

2. The time period the rescinding notice should remain in effect.

Rules Governing Appeals of Administrative Penalties Imposed on Licensed Inspection Stations/Mechanics

  1. Persons wishing to contest the imposition of an Administrative penalty must make a written request for a hearing postmarked within 15 days of the DMV administrative order imposing the penalty.
  2. Hearings will be conducted via telephone unless a personal appearance hearing is specifically requested, in either case the hearing will be conducted from Montpelier. Legal Counsel and/or a named individual, requested by the Petitioner to assist them at hearing, may appear in Montpelier even though the hearing is telephone hearing.

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