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Inspection Requirements

Car

At the time of transfer of ownership following a sale. A copy of the inspection must be filed with MRD along with the transfer documents.

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Light Truck or Van with Mass as Shown on the Vehicle Registration Permit for Less Than or Equal to 4500KG

At the time of transfer of ownership following a sale. A copy of the inspection must be filed with MRD along with the transfer documents.

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Taxi

When the vehicle is 1 model year old (12 months from the date of manufacture) and each year thereafter. The inspection is valid for a 12 month period and a valid inspection sticker must be displayed upon the vehicle to prove compliance. A copy of the inspection DOES NOT have to be filed at MRD, but must be kept in the vehicle and an inspection IS NOT required for transfer of ownership following a sale.

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Trucks, Vans and Truck Tractors with a Mass as Shown on the Vehicle Registration Permit for Greater Than 4500KG

When the vehicle is 1 model year old (12 months from the date of manufacture) and each year thereafter. The inspection is valid for a 12 month period and a valid inspection sticker must be displayed upon the vehicle to prove compliance. A copy of the inspection DOES NOT have to be filed at MRD, but must be kept in the vehicle and an inspection IS NOT required for transfer of ownership following a sale.

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Trailer (Ball and Hitch or Pintle Hook Up) With a Mass as Shown on the Vehicle Registration Permit for Greater Than 4500KG

When the vehicle is 1 model year old (12 months from the date of manufacture) and each year thereafter. The inspection is valid for a 12 month period and a valid inspection sticker must be displayed upon the vehicle to prove compliance. A copy of the inspection DOES NOT have to be filed at MRD,but must be kept in the vehicle and an inspection IS NOT required for transfer of ownership following a sale.

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Trailer (5th Wheel Hitch Excluding Recreational Travel Trailers)

When the vehicle is 1 model year old (12 months from the date of manufacture) and each year thereafter. The inspection is valid for a 12 month period and a valid inspection sticker must be displayed upon the vehicle to prove compliance. A copy of the inspection DOES NOT have to be filed at MRD, but must be kept in the vehicle and an inspection IS NOT required for transfer of ownership following a sale.

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School Buses

Every July and December, commencing 6 months from the date of manufacture. A valid inspection sticker must be displayed upon the vehicle to prove compliance. A copy of the inspection must be filed with MRD. An inspection is not required for the transfer of ownership following a sale.

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Public Passenger Buses

Every March and September, commencing 6 months from the date of manufacture. A valid inspection sticker must be displayed upon the vehicle to prove compliance. A copy of the inspection must be filed with MRD. An inspection is not required for the transfer of ownership following a sale.

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Disabled Passenger Vehicles

Every March and September, commencing 6 months from the date of manufacture. A valid inspection sticker must be displayed upon the vehicle to prove compliance. A copy of the inspection must be filed with MRD. An inspection is not required for the transfer of ownership following a sale. If the disabled passenger vehicle is used as a school bus the inspection is required to be filed every July and December (as per School Bus requirements).

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Salvage Vehicles

Please contact one of our MRD offices for a detailed brochure.

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Ambulances

At least once every 6 months, at intervals of not less than 150 days apart. Ambulance to be inspected by an authorized mechanic appointed under the Highway Traffic Act operators must immediately forward a copy of the inspection certificate to the Registrar and  failure to file inspection may result in the cancellation/suspension of the vehicle registration.

Failure to comply with the above noted requirements could result in a summary conviction which carries a minimum $600 fine.

Original Publication:December 1994
Revised:December 1996
3rd Release:January 26, 1999
4th Release:May 12, 2000

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