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Inspection Requirements

Failure to comply with the inspection requirements could result in a summary conviction which carries a minimum $1200 fine.

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. To view the current inspection criteria in place please click here: Cars Light Trucks and Vans

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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. To view the current inspection criteria please click here: Cars Light Trucks and Vans

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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. A copy of the inspection must be filed at MRD and a copy must be kept in the vehicle. An inspection is not required for transfer of ownership following a sale as long as an inspection has been completed within the previous 12 months. To view the current inspection criteria please click here: Cars Light Trucks and Vans

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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. To view the current inspection criteria please click here: Trucks with a GVWR > 4500kg

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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. To view the current inspection criteria please click here: Trailers with a GVWR > 4500kg or fifth wheel trailers (Not including recreational trailers)

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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. To view the current inspection criteria please click here: Trailers with a GVWR > 4500kg or fifth wheel trailers (Not including recreational trailers)

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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. Failure to file inspection may result in the cancellation/suspension of the vehicle registration. An inspection is not required for the transfer of ownership following a sale. To view the current inspection criteria please click here: Buses with a passenger carrying capacity of 10 passengers or more

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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. Failure to file inspection may result in the cancellation/suspension of the vehicle registration. An inspection is not required for the transfer of ownership following a sale. To view the current inspection criteria please click here: Buses with a passenger carrying capacity of 10 passengers or more

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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). Failure to file inspection may result in the cancellation/suspension of the vehicle registration. To view the current inspection criteria please click here: Buses with a passenger carrying capacity of 10 passengers or more

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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 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 at MRD. Failure to file inspection may result in the cancellation/suspension of the vehicle registration.

An ambulance with a GVWR of 4500kg or less must be inspected in accordance with the requirements for cars, light trucks and vans. To view the current inspection criteria please click here: Cars Light Trucks and Vans

An ambulance with a GVWR greater than 4500kg must be inspected in accordance with the requirements for trucks greater than 4500kg. To view the current inspection criteria please click here: Trucks with a GVWR > 4500kg

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For more information regarding motor vehicle inspection standards and requirements for Official Inspection Stations:

http://www.servicenl.gov.nl.ca/drivers/motorvehicleinspections/motor_vehicle_inspection_standards.html

http://www.assembly.nl.ca/Legislation/sr/Regulations/rc961002.htm

 

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