New York State Inspections
The New York State vehicle safety inspection program helps make sure every vehicle registered in this state meets the minimum standards for safe operation on public streets and highways. In addition, most vehicles are subject to an emissions inspection to help reduce air pollution.
All vehicles registered in New York State must get a safety inspection and an emissions inspection every 12 months. Both inspections are done at the same time by a certified Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) inspector at privately-owned inspection stations licensed by the DMV.
Inspections are also required when the ownership of a vehicle is transferred. (Some vehicles are exempt from emissions inspections.)
Items Inspected on cars and light trucks
Frame and Wheel Fasteners
Windshield and Other Glass
Windshield Wipers and Blades
Catalytic converter (CAT) – all model years
Exhaust gas recirculation valve (EGR) – all model years
Positive crankcase ventilation system (PCV) – all model years
Air injection system (AIS) – 1984 and newer
Evaporative emissions control (EVAP) – 1984 and newer
Fuel inlet restrictor (FIR) – 1984 and newer
Thermostatic air cleaner (TAC) – 1984 and newer